Is Coronavirus going to wipe out Africa?

Is coronavirus going to wipe out African?

Coronavirus, a novel respiratory virus that originated in Wuhan, China, is a new disease no one really understands. It is spreading at a very fast rate and unanimous reports from various countries suggest that the disease has come to stay. There are conflicting reports from different quarters on how the virus started. Many suggest it emanated from a market in china where they sell and eat different live animals. The Western media claims the virus was transferred to humans from animals or seafood, and that the virus emerged from “illegally traded wildlife” in a market in Wuhan. However, the Chinese people have been known to eat these animals or seafood for many years without any outbreak of this virus, which further complicate the real source of this virus. Although there is no concrete evidence of bio-warfare, there are reports that it may have been a biological weapon that accidentally leaked from the laboratory .This suggestion remains open primarily because viruses seldom jump species barriers without human assistance. According to Romanoff

Recent disease outbreaks that would seem to possibly qualify as potential bio-warfare agents are AIDS, SARS, MERS, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Hantavirus, Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, Ebola, Polio (Syria), Foot and Mouth Disease, the Gulf War Syndrome and ZIKA. And in fact thousands of prominent scientists, physicians, virologists and epidemiologists on many continents have concurred that all these viruses were lab-created and their release deliberate. The recent swine flu epidemic in China has the hallmarks as well, with circumstantial evidence of the outbreak raising only questions. source

 

Nonetheless, the main aim of this article is not to pedal alleged conspiracy theories of the origin of this virus but to critically examine the effect this virus could have on Africa if leaders in Africa remains unprepared.

Is coronavirus in Africa? Yes, I think so.  Africa is home to 1.2 billion people, including an estimated 1 million Chinese nationals who now live and work in Africa. Flights from China brings at least 1,500 travellers to Africa each day. To suggest that the virus is not already in Africa is like saying the sun does not shine in Africa.The question we should be asking now is how do we detect aand prevent the spread of this virus in Africa?

Many African countries are yet to fully report incidents of coronavirus in their countries. Perhaps, because they don’t  have better surveillance, equipment, laboratories and scientific policies to detect  viruses, or is an attempt to reassure its population  because an outbreak of this virus in Africa could result in civil disobedience, superstitious beliefs , fetishism and all sorts of  unwanted reactions from the populace . WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said last week  Wednesday that their greatest concerns was the potential for this virus to “spread in countries with weaker health systems,” which lack the capacity to detect the virus.

Africa leaders need to wake up to the fact that this virus knows no boundaries and there is no hiding place for anyone. It affects everyone  irrespectively of your position or status,  and whether you are a senator, Minister,President  Government,Pastor,etc  the virus will affect you and your family. The virus is airborne and can spread to anyone approximately 2 meters away from you. Africans will not be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment  to prevent them  from spreading the virus across.This is now a situation of self-harming, if Africa leaders turn blind eyes to this pandemic , and allow the usual  corruption practices prevail they and their families will be affected too.For China to build  a 2000 bed hospital  under 2 weeks because  of this virus shows  how severe  this disease is.

Africa is a vulnerable continent that has been widely exploited socially, economically and politically for decades by foreigners, including foreign powers. An outbreak of this new and fast spreading disease would be disastrous for the continent, which could mean further exploitation. If Africa leaders don't wake up with their right senses this could  be Africa natural holocaust of the 21st century, that is to be very conservative.

 

 

 

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