COVID-19 - An African Perspective
Bulletin 24 | Dermot Grenham
COVID-19 numbers in Africa are currently much lower than in Europe and the USA. It is not clear to what extent this is due to a lack of data or to features of Africans and their environment which are helping to keep the numbers down. The young age profiles and experience of past pandemics is beneficial.
While many African countries have implemented some lockdown measures, they need to be careful to avoid causing greater damage to their sometimes fragile economies through excessive restrictions than would be caused by less constraining policies