“Silence the Guns”: Africa’s CDC Head on Delayed Pandemic, Health Equity & Dangers of War


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 22, 2020

The African continent has mostly escaped the worst of the pandemic, but now the World Health Organization is now warning of an impending acceleration of its spread. “We have always been very clear that the pandemic in Africa was a delayed pandemic, that the continent wasn’t spared,” says Dr. John Nkengasong, director for Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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