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COVID-19 Likely to Exact a Heavy Toll Among the Malnourished, Sick, and Poor in Africa; The Continent's Relatively Young Population Is Likely to Be a Mitigating Factor, but Constrained Health Systems and a High Incidence of Malnutrition and Such Condition

Mar 27, 2020 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa will probably look different from what has been observed in other parts of the world, according to a new publication byBoston Consulting Group (BCG), titledFighting COVID-19 in Africa Will Be Different.

The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that COVID-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However, constrained health systems in most ...