The first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: a cross-sectional study

“Our analysis showed that the African continent had a more severe second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic than the first, and highlights the importance of examining multiple epidemiological variables down to the regional and country levels over time.”

via The Lancet

Projected health-care resource needs for an effective response to COVID-19 in 73 low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study

“The sizeable costs of a COVID-19 response in the health sector will escalate, particularly if transmission increases. Instituting early and comprehensive measures to limit the further spread of the virus will conserve resources and sustain the response.”

via The Lancet

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa

“Historically Africa has too often been a passive recipient of vaccines developed and tested elsewhere. African researchers and policy makers want to play a leading role in the international effort to develop vaccines, and it is essential that potential vaccines be trialled in the populations in which they are intended to be used.”

via The Lancet