With less than 6% vaccinated, Africa is “one of the least affected regions in the world” according to the WHO. Life is practically normal in most of Africa.
Cases and deaths are non-existent and perplexing when looking at highly vaccinated continents like Europe and North America.
How is it possible?
While many hypotheses are bandied about, like the continent’s younger population (avg. age 20 vs 43 in Western Europe), less urbanization, more time outdoors, and less reliable surveillance data, a preprint study may hold the clue to one of the reasons: Ivermectin.
Why COVID-19 is not so spread in Africa: How does Ivermectin affect it? concludes that countries widely using Ivermectin against river blindness (a parasitic disease spread by blackflies) have significantly lower Covid-19 deaths than non-Ivermectin countries.
If this is the case, why are govts and public health organizations suppressing and vilifying Ivermectin in North America and Europe, esp. considering that there are 46 peer-reviewed papers showing positive results in Covid-19 treatment and prevention?