Africa Has Been The Least Affected By The Virus And Scientists Don’t Know Why

Whenever it comes time explain why Africa has been least affected by the pandemic scientists often resort to derogatory explanations.

You’ll hear things like, “Covid 19 doesn’t affect Africans as much because they are used to diseases” or “The only reason it seems Africans are handling the virus so well is because accurate testing is not being done”.

There are less ‘deragortary’ explanations out there for Africa overcoming the virus. BBC reports, “Younger, less dense populations and hot, humid climates are being cited as key reasons why Africa has been spared a surge in coronavirus cases. As Europe and the Americas battle high case numbers, infections have been declining in many African countries.” Nonetheless, they are still trying to avoid the obvious truth.

Scientists will admit that Africa is the origin of humanity and Melanin is a supreme biochemical (which is currently being used for military applications and scientific advancements). So why can’t they admit that Africans are least affected by the virus because of elite genetics?

They will find every other explanation to justify why everyone on planet earth is more affected by the virus than the people with “original” genetics.

Photo: Scientists are unsure why coroanvirus cases are so low in Kenya – and across Africa. Credit: Simon Townsley 

Alexander Winning of recently explained in an article that Africans have been least affected by the virus and that scientists are “puzzled” about this:

“Africa’s overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when COVID-19 hit the continent in February. The new coronavirus was already wreaking havoc in wealthy Asian and European nations, and a United Nations agency said in April that, even with social-distancing measures, the virus could kill 300,000 Africans this year.

In May the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that 190,000 people on the continent could die if containment measures failed. Yet as the world marks 1 million COVID-19 deaths, Africa is doing much better than expected, with a lower percentage of deaths than other continents. The continent’s case fatality count stands at 2.4%, with roughly 35,000 deaths among the more than 1.4 million people reported infected with COVID-19, according to Reuters data as at late Monday. In North America, it is 2.9% and in Europe 4.5%.

Hard-hit countries such as Italy and Britain have recorded fatality counts of 11.6% and 9.0% respectively, compared to 1.6% for Ethiopia, 1.9% for Nigeria and 2.4% for South Africa, the continent’s worst affected country. Hospitals in many African countries say COVID-19 admission rates are falling.

“Based on what we have seen so far it is unlikely that we are going to see anything at the scale that we are seeing in Europe – both in terms of infections and mortality,” said Rashida Ferrand, a London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine professor working at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in the Zimbabwean capital Harare.”

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