Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Why covid deaths are so low in africa?

You would expect that this pandemic would be much Deadlier in these 3rd world countries. But Europe and the US are doing worse.

36 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    1. How dense the population is.

    2. How dense the population is.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    are they , seems they die younger in africa , how many old people under 60 are dead compared to over 65 , seems we have he oldest to die dont we ..

  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Covid can't cope with ebola, HIV, malaria, sleeping sickness, dysentery and tuberculosis.

  • 1 month ago

    They have actual systems in place and experience to deal with pandemics and governments who are fearful of pandemics and take actions necessary along with society to stop pandemics.

    In the USA we literally have a government federally and many Governors who literally wanted to kill millions of Americans on purpose for political advantage.  There is evidence in writing found in the Trump administration of Trump gang literally berating officials who were trying to save lives by having proper policies, saying things like stop doing that....we want people to get infected.

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  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In general, Africa is used to epidemics such as Ebola and the people have more experience in dealing with epidemics and pandemics. Governments don't dismiss epidemics as hoaxes and at the first sign of an outbreak measures are instantly enacted to combat the outbreak. 

  • 1 month ago

    I don't have the foggiest idea how solid the measurements are in African nations.

    All things considered, a more youthful populace. What's more, we as a whole realize that the older are more in danger.

  • 1 month ago

    In the third world countries, most people never travel outside of where they were born. Modern societies with technology-driven economies are HIGHLY MOBILE societies - people do NOT stay in one place. Many African countries are still mostly agrarian societies.  Where it is less so, the virus has been worse. It's been much worse in North African countries than in sub-Saharan countries, with the exception of South Africa.

    The virus took hold strongly in South Africa, a modern, technology-driven society with a lot of travel to and trade with Europe, Asia and the Americas.

    Had there been no trade between Asia and Europe in the early 14th century, there would have been no Black Death plague pandemic.

  • 1 month ago

    COVID has been deadliest in people over 75, with a death rate about 20% higher than the second largest fatality age range, which happens to be 65-74...

    The average live expectancy in Africa is around 62 years...

  • 1 month ago

    They are still in Ebola response mode. Seriously it still flares up sometimes.

  • 1 month ago

    I don't know how reliable the statistics are in African countries.

    But actually, I would expect a lower mortality rate in Africa because it is, on average, a younger population.  And we all know that the elderly are more at risk.

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