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Sminada t1_j8clorn wrote

While this is true, there was still a considerable number of other people who were affected. Most countries in Africa have lower obesity rates and life expectancy than, for example, the US. But the access to good medical care is lower. You can't just take the official numbers at face value. Take Tanzania: President Magufuli has done everything in his power to cover up outbreaks or even the mere existence of the virus. There was no vaccination program, no testing, no safety regulation, and the hospitals were not prepared. This led to a lot of people just dying on the streets. Cases that could easily have been prevented.

"Fun" fact: President Magufuli himself died of a mysterious lung disease. The government denied it was covid...


SnooPuppers1978 t1_j8cztkx wrote

What were excess deaths in Tanzania and other African countries compared to US/Europe and others?

You can hide causes of deaths, but hiding excess deaths if you keep track of them would be extremely difficult.


Sminada t1_j8dm659 wrote

Had to look it up myself.

132K excess deaths. That's 127 excess deaths per 100K.

I'm not sure how reliable the data is. While coming from a reliable source,, they themselves will have received it from the government of each country. I'm no expert, but I have been told that such data - like GDP - can't really be considered reliable.


Srynaive t1_j8bs1or wrote

So because they were old and fat, their deaths are okay? That's pretty fucked up.


Meriwether1 t1_j8btshq wrote

Who said it was ok? Their blood is on the hands of the corporations that run this country.


Srynaive t1_j8bx8ox wrote

My apologies. When I read something like "I mean it mainly killed fat and old people so..." it seemingly implies you are okay with those deaths, or that they are of no consequence. I don't know how else I was supposed to understand that, but I am willing to accept that you did not mean what I thought you were heavily implying.


SunixKO t1_j8c0kws wrote

There are less fat and old people in Africa, that is how I read it. Don't understand how you read it otherwise


CROM________ t1_j8dssew wrote

What corporations run the country? They have a radical left government. Borderline communist in terms of ideology. Do you imply that the lefties there are corporate puppets? Pepper in your mouth.