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COVID-19 reality check: do black lives matter?
By Yann A Meunier
Posted on 9/6/2020 1:15 PM

COVID-19 reality check: do black lives really matter?

 

Consider this:

 

1- COVID-19 worldwide

· 880,000+ deaths so far

· A vaccine is coming within 12 months of the pandemic start or less

· Therapeutics: ditto

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

2- Malaria in Africa

· Over the last 50 years, malaria has killed over 25 million people.  

· Every 2 minutes, a child under 5 dies of malaria. In 2017, there were 219 million malaria cases leading to 435,000 deaths. Of these 61% were children under 5 translating into a daily toll of nearly 730 children. Most of these deaths occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa.

· In 2018, Africa was home to 94% of malaria deaths.

- Malaria cases are rising in Africa due to drug resistance (1/16/2020).

https://www.statista.com/chart/20527/malaria-cases-rising-in-africa/

https://data.unicef.org/topic/child-health/malaria/

https://ourworldindata.org/malaria

http://www.healthdata.org/research-article/global-malaria-mortality-between-1980-and-2010-systematic-analysis

· Where is the vaccine?

. Where is the funding to researchers with proven preliminary results?

· Where is the single-intake efficient and well-tolerated oral drug?

 

This is just a glimpse showing how much black lives matter in Africa:

- Where is the outrage?

- Where is the demand for change?


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