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With Low Vaccination Rates, Africa’s Covid Deaths Remain Far Below Europe and the US

November 24, 2021 8 Comments

This article was written by Ryan McMaken and originally published at Mises.org

Since the very beginning of the covid panic, the narrative has been this: implement severe lockdowns or your population will experience a bloodbath. Morgues will be overwhelmed, the death total toll will astounding. On the other hand, we were assured those jurisdictions that do lock down will see only a fraction of the death toll.

Then, once vaccines became available, the narrative was modified to “get shots in arms and then covid will stop spreading. Those countries without vaccines, on the other hand, will continue to face mass casualties.

The lockdown narrative, of course, has already been thoroughly overturned. Jurisdictions that did not lock down—or adopted only weak and short lockdowns—ended up with covid death tolls that were either similar to—or even better than—death tolls in countries that adopted draconian lockdowns. Lockdown advocates said locked down countries would be overwhelmingly better off. These people were clearly wrong.

Undaunted by the increasing implausibility of the lockdown narrative, the global health bureaucrats are nonetheless doubling down on forced vaccines—as we now see in Austria—and we continue to be assured that only countries with high vaccination rates can hope to avoid disastrous covid outcomes.

Yet, the experience in Sub-Saharan Africa calls both these narratives into question, and Africa’s numbers have been far, far lower than the experts warned would be the case.

For example, the AP reported this week that in spite of low vaccination rates, Africa has fared better than most of the world:

[T]here is something “mysterious” going on in Africa that is puzzling scientists, said Wafaa El-Sadr, chair of global health at Columbia University. “Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better,” she said …

Fewer than 6% of people in Africa are vaccinated. For months, the WHO has described Africa as “one of the least affected regions in the world” in its weekly pandemic reports.

Yet, disaster for Africa has long been predicted for several reasons even beyond the availability of vaccines. For instance, it is known that lockdowns are especially impractical in the poorest parts of the world. This is because populations in places with undeveloped economies can’t simply sit at home and live off savings or debt. Rather, these people must go out into the world and earn a living on a day-to-day basis. Starvation is the alternative. Moreover, much of this work is done in the informal economy, so enforcing lockdowns becomes especially difficult.

Source: “Confirmed deaths per million, November 19, 2021“;  “Share of people vaccinated against covid-19, November 19, 2021“.

It was also assumed covid would be especially deadly in Africa due to the fact many large households live in small housing units.

But that “conventional wisdom” flies in the face of the reality of covid in Africa, which is that there have been fewer deaths.

The “experts” have groped around looking for possible explanations.

Some sources, for example, insist that the low death totals are only an artifact of incomplete reporting on covid infections and that  “a lack of good qualitative data was the issue.”

But, Richard Wamai at Northeastern University rejects the claim it’s all about case reporting, and that “local systems for reporting deaths in Africa make it difficult to hide COVID-19 casualties.” In a paper co-authored by Wamai for Environmental Research and Public Health, Wamai and his co-authors conclude “there is no evidence that COVID-19 mortality data is less accurately reported in Africa than elsewhere” and “While the true picture of infections and mortality in the continent has yet to fully emerge, the quality of data for other diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, indicates that Africa has the capacity to collect and report valid disease surveillance data.”

In any case, the WHO reports that covid deaths in Africa make up only 2.9 percent of covid deaths, while Africa’s population is 16 percent of the global total. Africa’s covid total could double or triple, and Africa would still be faring far better than Europe and the Americas.

Wamai, et al also note that at this point “It is likely that SARS-CoV-2 has already been widely disseminated through Africa. … If so, widespread infection is likely to also result in widespread natural immunity.”

In other words, continued claims by health officials—both in Africa and elsewhere—that mass death is right around the corner with the “next wave” looks increasingly implausible.

It look increasingly likely that the lack of covid mortality is Africa is not due to either a data issue or a situation in which covid has been “contained” up until now. So then, why is Africa doing so much better than the wealthy West?

Naturally, the advocates of forced lockdowns and coerced vaccines would prefer to ignore this issue altogether, but the undeniable reality of Africa’s experience has forced mainstream researchers to publicly admit the many ways that many factors can explain covid’s prevalence beyond vaccination rates and mask mandates.

For instance, mentioning that obesity is an important factor in covid mortality has in the past been likely to get one savaged in the media for “fat shaming.” Yet the Africa situation has forced the well-informed to admit that yes, obese populations clearly suffer more from covid.  In Africa, not surprisingly, we find that obesity rates are far below those found in North America and Europe.

Other possible explanations forwarded as reasons for Africa’s situation include past exposure to other coronaviruses, youthful populations, fewer patients lacking zinc and vitamin D, past use of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination, climate, genetic background, and parasite load. In addressing the African ”enigma” one group of researchers in the journal Colombia medica dared even suggest it’s possible—although not conclusively shown at this point— that “a mass public health preventive campaign against COVID-19 may have taken place, inadvertently, in some African countries with massive community ivermectin use.”

Source: “Global Obesity Levels,” procon.org; “Share of people vaccinated against covid-19, November 19, 2021“.

In the West, however, the media drumbeat around covid has consistently been shut up, stay home, get jabbed, and stop doubting the experts on forced vaccines. Fortunately, however, the African situation has forced many researchers to ask inconvenient questions.

In fact, it’s amazing Africa has not been overcome by mass death considering that covid lockdowns and covid “mitigation” measures have contributed to the impoverishment and mass starvation on the continent. Or, as Germany’s DW News puts it “Measures put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus are pushing millions of people in Africa into severe hunger.” And, as Wamai notes “some of the excess deaths in Africa “can be attributed not to the disease, but to lockdown measures that cut off access to medical care for other illnesses.”

But, Africa hasn’t gotten the bloodbath that was promised, and as one Nigerian put it “They said there will be dead bodies on the streets and all that, but nothing like that happened.”

 

 

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  • JustOneGuy November 24, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Per Mac Slavo over at SHTFPlan.com the UK – a ‘hotbed’ of mRNA vaccination described recently an astonishing trend in the general population’s White Cell counts over the last several months since vaccination(s) occurred. The article is titled;
    “Comparison Of Official Government Reports Suggest Fully Vaccinated Are Develiping Acquired Immunodeficency Syndrome”
    In that piece it is suggested that at the current rate of immune collapse monitored through the UK’s NIH that the 40-70+ demographic that group will reach full immunocollapse in the vicinity of Christmas. Furthermore, the 30-40 group will reach the same end state by approximately next March.
    Bear in mind that AIDS and HIV are NOT the same thing. The former is the broader category including all immune system deficiency whilst HIV is a specific virus which induces the condition identically. AIDS can result from a multitude of causative sorces/agents…HIV is a specific viral induced, so no…not related though the end result is identical.
    It has been my considered opinion that the oft-mentioned ‘tin foil hat’s Depopulation program was actually the true intent of the PTB all along…but only after seeing the rabid attempts on thier part to MANDATE the vaccinations as a Human universal did I begin to understand the nature of the actual delivery mechanism; the vaccines themselves.
    Food for thought…if true. I can’t say that I wouldn’t mind luving in a World wherein only 1 in 100 people were present but only if the wanna-be “Pharohs among Men” are not in charge. Guess my broader family’s decision to evade every variant of that ‘Witch’s Brew’ vaccine was correct though I do pity those too blind to see it for what it is.

    Good Luck everyone…Oh, yes, both the Canadians and Australians might – might! – soon be undergoing depopulation since birth are roughly contained in the geo-political construct which is the UK.

    JOG

  • JustOneGuy November 24, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Incidentally, a point I completely neglected to mention…one of significant importance.

    The singular reason we only experience Influenza during the Winter months lies in the failure of the mucosa to remain adequately hydrated due to the inexhaustible supply of Sahara-grade dry air in which every home, office building and etc sits, submerged. Whenever you hear the weatherman quoting the humidity, he’s ALWAYS stating the Relative Humidity…which should immediately beg the question in your mind, ” Relative to WHAT?”.
    The carrying capacity of water vapor of a cubic foot of air at 80 degrees Fahrenheit compared to that of air at roughly 10 degrees is roughly 20 times higher….and far higher yet as the exterior temperature falls yet further. Hence, the stated relative humidity in cold weather once brought inside drops radically as it is warmed within a structure.
    How many have woken on a cold Winter morn to find thier nasal passages congested and upon blowing thier noses in an effort to clear thier air passages, discovered a tissue coated with blood? Just so, so long as your upper respiratory tract remains hydrated the Immune response present in all mammalian saliva provides a very high degree of protection against viral invasion…and none whatsoever when dry, inasmuch as the body’s White cells have no means of ferrying themselves about in order to intercept bacterial or viral invaders.
    Far and away the best success I’ve had – now for over 20 years – in evading Winter respiratory distress of all forms is due to a simple, wick based whole house humidifier. Typically, at near zero temps that can easily put upwards of 5 gallons of tap water into the air in my home in 24 hours! That said, you’ll find two things to be necessary when utilizing that type of humidifier. 1) When filling it for the first time at the beginning of the season add a tablespoon or two of Borax to the pan…it will prevent the growth of various little nasties throughout and won’t require replacement during the season UNLESS you empty the main pan; it does not evaporate unlike the water. 2) Since you’ll usually be utilizing tap water you’ll find that flipping the wick filter upside-down every 24 hours will allow a single wick to last an entire season.
    A word to the Wise…and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    JOG

  • Keith November 25, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Sorry, Brandon, I laugh at the increasing number of articles I am seeing on this very subject. You and the media missed it (rare for you). The reason why Sub-Saharan Africe is doing so well against Wuhan is that they have been battling Malaria for thousands of years. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitos and is usually in sub tropical or tropical climates.
    Around 200 years ago, it was discovered that quinine (chinchoa bark extract) started working against Malaria. I remember reading about it as a kid (yes I was a Sheldon Cooper). So, over the course of time, African countries built up a pretty good infrastructure to produce and distribute quinine to it’s citizens. After all, even corrupt dictators and warlords won’t last long if Malaria kills 90% of the populace.
    Quinine happens to be the active ingredient in Hydroxichloroquine, which is the main therapeutic for Wuhan. The people of cCentral and Southern Africa have already been taking the very medicine that treats Wuhan for centuries, so very few cases.
    My birth mom is a HUGE fan of yours, so when the restrictions began in March of 2020, she told me to get myself on Quinine ASAP. I buy a 2 oz bottle on Amazon each month for about $25, use a dropper full with water in the morning and night, and, along with C, DE, and zinc have been Wuhan free since, while friends I’m around get the virus and get laid out (nobody has died, thankfully).
    So, it’s just shocking to me that scientists haven’t made the connection, or maybe they have and it’s buried by the MSM as always.

    • Brandon Smith November 25, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      I didn’t write this article, so you should be talking to the author. Most of them are not taking Quinine for Covid. In fact, most of them are asymptomatic and have no idea they have covid. The defining trait that reduces or increases risk from Covid? Obesity. Period.

      • Keith November 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

        I do see the author. My apologies. I stand corrected. Still disagree on the quinine, but definitely do agree with you on the obesity. it reminds me to keep working at it to lose to drop the risk. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend

  • greeboz6 November 26, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Africans are free to take Hydroxychloroquine which not only prevents malarial infections but ALSO Covid-19 infections. It is an OTC drug there because it is so safe and is affordable as well. It is disturbing how this fact is ignored by so many. It appears to be obvious to anyone without an agenda to murder a huge portion of humanity. Humanity may once again need to emerge from Africa to populate the earth.

  • Keith November 27, 2021 at 11:30 am

    TPTB probably read this article and decided to make up the South African variant

  • Cato November 29, 2021 at 9:04 am

    The best speculative article I have read on this was that having failed to sell the vaxxes to Africans, they decided to go the pill route, but they needed a pill that targeted the Moronic strain so that it wouldn’t invalidate the EUAs for the existing vaxxes.

    Yeah, pretzel logic, but what about this hasn’t been pretzel logic? They’ll find some way to get their poison into all of us some how.

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