Sumary of ‘We’re just trying to survive’: what Africa risks from a new Covid wave:
- These are countries with very limited social safety nets, already very high levels of debt and … very little resources to respond to a crisis of this magnitude,”.
- The World Health Organization said last month that Africa had given fewer than 2% of vaccinations administered globally and was being left behind..
- The continent vaccine rollout is hindered by the crisis in India, as the bulk of the vaccines supplied so far to Africa via the global vaccine-sharing facility Covax have been AstraZeneca shots manufactured there..
- Analysis by the Pew Research Center found that the recession caused by Covid has pushed 131 million people into poverty across the world….