Africa Needs More Help With its Pandemic Response

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic there were dire predictions about the impact on Africa, the world’s poorest continent. Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned there could be 10m deaths. So far, it has not turned out that way. By late July, of 825,000 recorded infections, 15,244 people have died — a fraction of those in Europe or the US. These are early days. The pandemic could yet spiral out of control. South Africa has seen an explosion in infections and deaths. It could simply be ahead of the curve. readmore

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