Saturday 14 March 2020

Why Is COVID-19 Prevalence and Death Rate Low in Africa?

The pandemic, the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) has been spreading like wildfire across the world. From the Wuhan province in China where the first case was reported late last year, the disease has spread to Europe, the United States, Africa, Canada, the middle and far east. No continent seems immune to this aggressive august visitor.  

Shaking of hands is not encouraged as a result of COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
One continent though which initially gave the jitters to the World Health Organization about her inability to contain the spread is Africa.

Africa however, is proving her critics and the pundits at the WHO wrong. Scientists remain baffled as to how Africa seems to be taking the pandemic in her strides; the same pandemic that has put parts of China and Europe on lockdown

What could be responsible for the low prevalence in Africa? Have your say in the poll below:


  1. I could say divine providence which is ultimate but our hot climate too is an add on.

    1. Thank you Thelma. However the hot climate in Africa is not as that of the middle East. Yet their prevalence rate is higher especially in Iran.

  2. I concur with this article!

  3. Wow... So much knowledge. At this point- we're in God's hands. Cheers to taking the necessary precautions!

  4. Rumors have it that Covid19 is man made. So I guess it is safe to assume that it wasn't made for African genes...
    My second theory is that our clouds have been saturated with worship and prayers to God that it cannot survive. Besides, the recovery rate of infected people is worthy of note.
    Either way, it is evident that Africa is blessed.


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