In the World’s Coronavirus Blind Spot, Fears of a Silent Epidemic

The world wide scramble to thwart the coronavirus has a vast blind spot: sub-Saharan Africa.

In Tanzania, the govt outlawed coronavirus testing and declared its national outbreak defeated, even as hundreds of people today died every month from unexplained respiratory complications. Last month in Zambia, 28 people today died at residence in a solitary day with Covid-19-like indicators though ready to be analyzed. In South Sudan, govt forces barricaded thousands of people today within refugee camps, declaring they were contaminated but refusing to carry out checks.