Today, a piece of news exploded a lot of eyes, and there may be 300,000 deaths from new coronary pneumonia in Africa. According to data from the World Health Organization, as of April 17, the global number of infections was 1991,562, of which 130,855 were deaths.
From the first reported case in the world, there are only more than 130,000 deaths worldwide, but experts predict that 300,000 people in Africa will die from new coronary pneumonia. Indeed, it is time for us to pay attention to Africa at this time.
After Wuhan notified the world’s first case, global attention was first focused on Wuhan, then moved to South Korea, Iran, and then Italy , Spain, and now the United States. Africa seems to be forgotten by everyone.
The current situation in Europe is also beginning to improve. The number of infections in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and other countries is declining. This is a very positive sign. Of the 106,607 confirmed cases in Italy, 2,936 have received severe treatment, which is the lowest since March 21. Italy’s own research shows that the spread of the virus in Italy is currently declining.
At the same time, although the number of infections in the United States has reached 670,000, the number of hospitalizations and deaths in New York has also dropped to the lowest level in the past week. In fact, European developed countries and the United StatesIt is only a matter of time before the country defeats the epidemic. Although they have encountered various problems, we have greatly underestimated their ability to fight the epidemic.
Although the production capacity of masks in the United States cannot keep up, they can currently produce 3 million N95 masks a day, while China’s total mask production is 2 100 million, but there are also more than 3 million N95 masks. Although Trump has done a lot of deviant things, But we should first pay less attention to this American president, but pay more attention to our African brothers.
According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the current number of infections in Africa is 16,285, including 874 deaths. There are 56 countries and regions in Africa, with a total population of more than 1.2 billion. From this perspective, the situation in Africa does not seem too bad. But if you know that at the beginning of the epidemic, only two countries in Africa had virus testing capabilities, you should understand what.
Through the efforts of the World Health Organization, 47 countries in Africa now have testing capabilities. So far, South Africa, the African country with the highest testing capacity, has only completed 80,000 tests. In the past, Wuhan could test tens of thousands of copies in one day.
Africa is not only The detection capability is low, and the number of their ventilators is worrying. At present, there are still 10 countries in Africa that do not have a ventilator. In the past two to three months, the importance of ventilators for severely ill patients has been proved. Even in Africa Countries that have ventilators, their reserves of ventilators are also worrying.
According to the data previously reported by the British Financial Times, there are 11 people in Burkina Faso, Africa, of more than 20 million people. Ventilators; the Central African Republic has a population of 4.8 million, only 3 ventilators; Sierra Leone has a population of 7.5 million and has 18 ventilators. According to estimates from the World Health Organization, 13% of patients need to use a ventilator. Although the current large number of cases show that most people will not become severely ill. However, for critically ill patients, the availability of a ventilator is crucial.
Africa has been affected by various infectious diseases for many years. The famous Ebola virus has been raging in Africa for many years. In fact, Bill Gates called everyone to pay attention to Africa after the outbreak, and he took the lead in donating US$100 million to Africa to fight the epidemic.
Some time ago, Jack Ma also donated millions of masks to all countries in Africa. In addition, Jack Ma recently It is still arranging for ventilators to be donated to Africa. However, it is far from enough for Bill Gates and Jack Ma to act. At present, the virus has spread in Africa. Due to insufficient detection capabilities, the actual number of infected people in Africa may be higher.
In fact, it seems that the epidemic in China is just a prelude to the world. The second stage is the United States and Europe and other countries, and the third stage may be the most difficult. It is on the African continent. If the world cannot work together to help Africa pass the border, it will have a huge impact on most countries in the world.