“Overall the flu might have killed as many as 150,000 people in the Kenya Colony, or 4-6% of the population at the time… COVID-19 is nowhere near these mortality rates. The estimates I have seen suggest that between 300k and 1.3m people might die of COVID-19 on the Continent. Proportionately, that would mean roughly between 12k – 51k Kenyans, or .03-.01% of the population (still absolutely catastrophic figures).”
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“African states’ policy responses to the pandemic so far are an urgent reminder of the enormous gaps that exist between knowledge production, policymaking, and objective realities in the region. Now more than ever, there is a need for socially and politically relevant knowledge production. To bridge these gaps, African governments should invest in making their economies more legible.”