Scientists mystified by how Africa rode waves of Covid, ignored publicised data on high risks of infection

Scientists mystified by how Africa rode waves of Covid, ignored publicised data on high risks of infection


In a video recorded and posted online by Dr John Campbell – a retired nurse educator – the contradictions between the World Health Organization’s directives regarding the need for Covid-19 shots in Africa and the actual situation on the ground are astonishing.

As of December 12, 2022, WHO was still calling on all countries to get the Covid-19 jab into at least 70 per cent of their populations. The reality on the ground is Africa seems to have put behind it what was likened to a holocaust had the experiences in developed countries been replicated in Africa.

WHO’s original deadline for meeting the 70 per cent vaccination threshold was mid-2022, but by June 2022, only 58 of 194 member-states had reached this target.

According to WHO, jab supplies, technical support and financial support were lacking during the early days of the injection campaign but, now, those obstacles have been resolved. As a result, all countries now have the ability to meet the global target of 70 per cent.

The “overarching challenge” right now is the administration of the shots, actually “getting shots into arms.” To address that, WHO suggests integrating Covid-19 injection services “with other immunisation services and alongside other health and social interventions.” This, they say, will maximise impact and “build long-term capacity.”

WHO also stresses, “As people’s risk perception of the virus wanes, careful risk communication and community engagement plans need to be adapted to enhance demand for vaccination.”

To ensure low-income countries get on board to meet the 70 per cent target, WHO also launched The Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership in January 2022. This is an international effort “to intensify country readiness and delivery support” in 34 countries with low Covid-19 jab uptake. Partners include UNICEF, Gavi and the World Bank.

According to WHO, “Despite incremental success since its launch in January 2022, low and lower-middle income countries are facing difficulties to get a step change in vaccination rates.

“This represents a serious threat to the fragile economic recovery, including due to the risk of new variants creating large waves of serious disease and death in populations with low vaccination coverage.

“It also means accelerating the delivery of other Covid-19 tools and treatments is a crucial priority to help the world build up multiple layers of protection against the virus.

“Concerted and urgent action from countries, international partners and agencies, along with G20 Finance Ministers is required to increase vaccination levels and expedite access.”

In short, WHO is really concerned that countries with low Covid-19 jab rates will suffer lest they meet or exceed the target goal of jabbing 70 per cent of their populations. But what is that concern based on? Certainly not the real world.

The statements made by WHO contradict a number of real-world situations. For starters, while developed nations with high jab rates struggled with Covid-19 throughout much of 2021 and 2022, Africa avoided this fate, despite its single-digit jab rate.

Scientists are said to be “mystified” as to how Africa fared so well, completely ignoring data showing that the more Covid-19 shots you get, the higher your risk of contracting Covid-19 and ending up in the hospital.

Over the past year, researchers have been warning that Covid-19 jabs appear to be dysregulating and actually destroying people’s immune systems, leaving them vulnerable not only to Covid-19 but also other infections.

It stands to reason, then, that Africa with its low injection rate would not be burdened with Covid-19 cases brought on by dysfunctional immune systems. Secondly, variants have gotten milder (less pathogenic) with each iteration, albeit more infectious (ie, they spread easier).

So why is WHO worried about “the risk of new variants creating large waves of serious disease and death in populations with low vaccination coverage”? What is that “risk” based on?

Since Covid-19 infection keeps getting milder, and has had a lethality on par with or lower than influenza ever since mid-2020 at the latest, why is it still a “crucial priority” to accelerate delivery of Covid-19 treatments?

As a reminder, according to a September 2, 2020 study in Annals of Internal Medicine, the overall noninstitutionalised infection fatality ratio for Covid-19 was a mere 0.26 per cent. Below 40 years of age, the infection fatality ratio was just 0.01 per cent. Meanwhile, the estimated infection fatality rate for seasonal influenza is 0.8 per cent.

Campbell goes on to cite a large-scale survey by a community health partner in Uganda, which surveyed doctors, nurses and medical officers across the country and “basically, they don’t see any Covid-19 anymore,” he says.

They’re not getting the jab and they’re not getting tested for Covid-19 either. There’s no need because no one is getting sick with Covid-19 – at least not to the point they need medical attention. The Ugandan government has even stopped publishing Covid-19 guidelines.

From their perspective, the pandemic is over. The same sentiment appears common in other African countries as well. Given the situation on the ground, is it really a pressing need to jab 30 million people in Uganda against a disease they’re not getting sick from?

What Uganda does need is malaria treatments, mosquito nets, clean drinking water and antibiotics. “That is what the priorities on the ground seem to be,” Campbell says.

So, what’s with the apparent disconnect between WHO’s priorities and what’s actually happening in areas with low Covid-19 jab rates? WHO’s Catastrophic Contagion exercise clues us in.

October 23, 2022, WHO, Bill Gates and Johns Hopkins co-hosted a global challenge exercise dubbed “Catastrophic Contagion,” involving the outbreak of a novel pathogen called “severe epidemic enterovirus respiratory syndrome 2025” (SEERS-25).

Tellingly, this tabletop exercise was focused on getting African leadership involved and trained in following the pandemic script. Participants included 10 current and former health ministers and senior public health officials from Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola and Liberia.

Representatives from Singapore, India and Germany, as well as Gates himself, were also in attendance.

African nations just so happened to go “off script” more often than others during the Covid-19 pandemic and didn’t follow in the footsteps of developed nations when it came to pushing the jabs. As a result, vaccine makers now face the problem of having a huge control group, as the Covid-19 jab uptake on the African continent was only 6 per cent.

They cannot reasonably explain how or why Africa ended up faring so better than developed nations with high Covid-19 jab rates in terms of Covid-19 infections and related deaths.

“The WHO’s pandemic treaty is the gateway to a global, top-down totalitarian regime. But to secure that power, they will need more pandemics.”

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