Continent has limited confirmed virus fatalities but experts warn it is too early to draw conclusions
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Some of us have been suggesting for some time that the risk profile of Africa may differ from that of other regions. It is too early to draw firm conclusions but there is good reason to seek a stronger evidence base for extreme lockdown measures given their cost.
Interesting that the retort from another academic, criticising the study, also included this: “Is this the work of some politician somewhere who doesn’t like their own kids and don’t want them at home? I don’t know.” Well, obviously she doesn’t know, because it’s a rhetorical question she made up to add rhetorical force to her (perfectly reasonable) critique, and to personally attack the authors of the study by suggesting they are politically motivated. Scientists should leave this sort of junk to the politicians, except where they actually do know.
And you have to ask what would have happened if there had been no filming.
You know it’s real when people protest in bad weather (seriously, it’s a real factor in turnout, as anyone who has tried to organise a protest will attest)