With Low Vaccination Rates, Africa's COVID Deaths Remain Far Below Europe & US

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Scataphagos, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

    ...Since the very beginning of the covid panic, the narrative has been this: implement severe lockdowns or your population will experience a bloodbath.

    Morgues will be overwhelmed, the death total toll will be astounding. On the other hand, we were assured those jurisdictions that do lock down would see only a fraction of the death toll.

    Then, once vaccines became available, the narrative was modified to:

    "Get shots in arms and then covid will stop spreading. Those countries without vaccines, on the other hand, will continue to face mass casualties."

    The lockdown narrative, of course, has already been thoroughly overturned.

    Jurisdictions that did not lock down or adopted only weak and short lockdowns ended up with covid death tolls that were either similar to—or even better than—death tolls in countries that adopted draconian lockdowns. Lockdown advocates said locked-down countries would be overwhelmingly better off. These people were clearly wrong.


    Yet, the experience in sub-Saharan Africa calls both these narratives into question: Africa's numbers have been far, far lower than the experts warned would be the case.

    For example, the AP reported this week that in spite of low vaccination rates, Africa has fared better than most of the world:

    [T]here is something “mysterious” going on in Africa that is puzzling scientists, said Wafaa El-Sadr, chair of global health at Columbia University.

    “Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better,” she said….

    Fewer than 6% of people in Africa are vaccinated. For months, the WHO has described Africa as “one of the least affected regions in the world” in its weekly pandemic reports..."



    One word.... I-V-E-R-M-E-C-T-I-N!

    1. Inexpensive... pennies per pill
    2. Readily available all over the world
    3. Safe... has been used for 40 years in people as an anti-malarial... some 4 Billion doses dispensed
    4. Highly effective

    There's a claim on the web that "US Congress members and their families have had treatment with Ivermectin... some 200 people".

    So.... why then is this medication denied to "we the people" in the US??

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  2. gwb-trading


    Just how many times do we need to fact check and debunk this nonsense. The entire post above is the latest anti-vaxer Covid-denier nonsense which is being pushed on social media and blogs this past month. Nearly none of it has any resemblance to reality in Africa. Africa suffers from inadequate healthcare systems in nearly all the countries which are unable to achieve even a semblance of a proper count of Covid cases and deaths. Many African nations are not tracking Covid at all. The only positive attribute that Africa has going for it in the face of Covid is the low average age -- which reduces the Covid death rate. Covid deaths in Africa have not been impacted by Ivermectin whatsoever -- which is in low supply in the continent.

    Once again you are pushing Covid misinformation. And we should note that Covid misinformation is killing tens of thousands across the globe. Have you no shame? Or any decency?
  3. Covid in Tokyo Japan

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  4. gwb-trading


    And this has nothing to do with Ivermectin and everything to do with proper public health practices. This has already been fact checked. Ivermectin is not being used in Japan. You are pushing Covid misinformation.

    It’s sad that you keep flinging Covid misinformation like a monkey throwing poo from a cage.
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  5. Bugenhagen


    Can you imagine the hell Scatty's wife goes through. Poor women is a nurse if I recall and he married her because her needed one.
  6. gwb-trading


    It's sad that Scat reposts the same bullshiat over and over and over --- thread after thread after thread of bullshiat. Here is the fact check of his previous claim on the other thread claiming that Ivermection reduced Covid in Japan (Hint: the claim is entirely false).


    Does he not remember the other half dozen times he posted the exact same misinformation and it was fact checked? Is his dementia really that bad. SAD.
  7. Cuddles


    While the IVM allowance (note; not recommendation) date is an interesting coincidence with case drop, the more fascinating aspects of the Japanese case is the two mutations that are hypothesized to have helped. One in the virus itself in the region, and one among the ethnic population
  8. gwb-trading


    Let's make it very clear that Ivermectin is not being widely used in Japan. The government of Japan does NOT approve or support Ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of Covid. Do not be confused that one individual who was the head of their medical society (not a government position) recommended that Ivermectin to be used. All of this can be found in the fact check I posted multiple times in response to the continued misinformation being posted about the use of Ivermectin in Japan.

    Let's carefully review the pertinent information from the fact check again.

    Japan did not approve ivermectin for COVID-19

    In response to USA TODAY's request for comment, Turner claimed "new cases plummeted" when doctors in Japan started using ivermectin.

    But ivermectin is not listed as an approved treatment for the virus by Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, a government organization in charge of reviewing drugs and medical devices.

    Inaccurate claims that Japan authorized ivermectin for COVID-19 began circulating online after Haruo Ozaki, chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, recommended the drug for COVID-19 patients during a press conference on Aug. 13.

    The medical group and Ozaki are not affiliated with the Japanese government, and members of the organization can only provide suggestions, according to independent fact-check organizations.

    Turner claimed the rate of COVID-19 cases dropped "to almost zero" after Ozaki's news conference, but Japan logged more than 20,000 new cases per day during the last week of August.

    COVID-19 cases in Japan began to decline in September, and the country did not drop its state of emergency until Oct. 1.

    Further, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government says on its site that "there are currently no antiviral drugs that are known to be effective against the coronavirus disease."


    Let's review another fact check...

    Japan has not approved ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment
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