• Jane Ives posted a reply to Matt on ?Public Health & the Corona virus 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    ?Public Health & the Corona virus

    Then you are going to be interested to see how the first very poor nation in Africa deals with this. We have a totally broken public health system, slums and extreme poverty for more than half the population. Telling people who have no water and sanitation to wash their hands every 30 minutes will be interesting. We have rampant, but curable tb amongst the poor, high levels of HIV and these people are at major risk. Our government response has been predictable – close borders, stop travel, self isolate, close schools etc, but if we don’t achieve herd immunity here then the mortality rate will be much higher than the northern hemisphere. I watch the UK and Australia as the common sense responses. But Africa is going to be a completely different scenario.
    You are in a much better place in the uk than anywhere else in the world.