Sub-Saharan Africa children show higher Covid-19 death rate than elsewhere

Infants younger than one year in Africa have nearly five times the risk of death than those aged 15 to 19 years after contracting the virus

2022-01-21 03:53:00 PM

Sub-Saharan Africa children show higher Covid-19 death rate than elsewhere - Infants younger than one year in Africa have nearly five times the risk of death than those aged 15 to 19 years after contracting the virus

Infants younger than one year in Africa have nearly five times the risk of death than those aged 15 to 19 years after contracting the virus

are not yet widely available, and paediatric intensive care is not easily accessible.”Most African countries did not reach the World Health Organisation’s target of vaccinating 40% of their populations against Covid-19 by the end of December. At the beginning of 2022, only about 9% of eligible people on the continent were fully vaccinated.

Nachega questioned the understanding of Covid-19 as “a mild disease” when faced with a high morbidity and death rate associated with children with the virus in hospitals. Worsening infections occur when a child “has a comorbidity, is very young and is in a place where there are limited or no specialised doctors, facilities, or equipment for paediatric intensive care, then that child faces a very real possibility of dying”, Nachega noted.

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Due to malnutrition.. No immunity at all They breed but cannot feed ..that's the truth Stats from HELL?🙅😤 Its like, the appetite to kill black children in Sub-Saharan Africa is gaining momentum now? Shameless, Evil Creatures r at it again, SIES!🤮 it is not covid it is manutritional caused by decades of poverty due to external elements who are claiming to have found the magic vaccines,La nyela

How about mentioning the poverty and malnutrition levels of the same group of children. 90% were receiving some sort of nutrition via schools feeding schemes but we chose to listen to impulsive scientists.

Vaccines are not yet widely available, and paediatric intensive care is not easily accessible.” Most African countries did not reach the World Health Organisation’s target of vaccinating 40% of their populations against Covid-19 by the end of December. At the beginning of 2022, only about 9% of eligible people on the continent were fully vaccinated. Nachega questioned the understanding of Covid-19 as “a mild disease” when faced with a high morbidity and death rate associated with children with the virus in hospitals.  Worsening infections occur when a child “has a comorbidity, is very young and is in a place where there are limited or no specialised doctors, facilities, or equipment for paediatric intensive care, then that child faces a very real possibility of dying”, Nachega noted. The study concludes that Covid-19 vaccinations and therapeutic interventions are needed for young populations in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa where the morbidity and mortality rates are high.  Africa hopes to become self-reliant on vaccines of a state-of-the-art manufacturing campus on Wednesday, a first for the continent. “Africa stands ready to enter a new age of medical science,” President said, speaking at the official launch of NantSA’s manufacturing campus at Brackengate, Cape Town. NantSA is a division of US-based multinational conglomerate NantWorks. “Today is a demonstration on how we move forward to become self-reliant as a continent,” Ramaphosa added. The event also saw the launch of the Africa’s Access to Advanced Healthcare Coalition. NantSA and the coalition want to accelerate the production of pharmaceuticals, biologics and vaccines on the continent. Keep the powerful accountable