The third wave and why you should get vaccinated

Africa is in the midst of a full-blown third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO has warned. It is surging across the continent but less than 1% of the population is fully vaccinated. In total, the continent has seen five million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, and 156,000 deaths. It is thought that the numbers among the 1.3 billion-strong population might actually be much higher due to under-reporting. For context, Europe - with 748 million people - has seen almost 33 million cases, and 730,000 deaths. In the main, European countries were hit harder in the first and second waves of COVID-19 than most African nations, but…

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