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VOLUME 03 ISSUE 11 NOVEMBER 2020

The Dynamics of Differential Impacts of COVID-19 on African Countries Compared to Other Parts of the World
1Joseph Oyepata Simeon, 2Musa Tabitha Lubo, 3Joseph Opeyemi Tosin, 4Ibhafidon Irabor
1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University, Oye Ekiti State, Nigeria.
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gombe State University, Gombe State, Nigeria
3Department of Pharmacy, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
4Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Nasarawa State University, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijmra/v3-i11-01

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ABSTRACT:

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered corona virus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment. A number of deaths have been recorded across world. The aim of this study is to investigate and compare the extent the virus affects Africa relative to other parts of the world and it significant. One hundred and eighty seven (187) countries were selected randomly based on their continents and cases of infection. Data from each country were obtained from United Nations Geoscheme and WHO as at October 12, 2020 and were analyzed and compared to that of the United State of America (USA). USA was used as a Comparism Factor (CF) because it has one of the best healthcare system and high COVID-19 cases. Subsequent examination of associations between the proportion of COVID-19 cases, recovery and deaths of each country to the United State of America was carried out. All data used in these analyses are from publicly available data sets. Data analyzed revealed that almost all African countries appears to be least affected by the virus. African countries have the least impacted and lesser number of deaths index. Result from the study suggests that the virus affect Africa the least when compared to USA and other continents in terms of cases and mortality. This may be due to among other factors a more robust immune response. The result also helps to provide relative explanation as to how significant developing and providing vaccine may be to various part of the world.

KEYWORDS

Africa, USA, COVID-19, Nigeria, infection.

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