Africa in the dawn of an epoch



By Clarius Ugwuoha

THE COVID-19 pandemic was a wakeup call for Africa and the entire world – to innovate and change many archaic ways of doing things. This guarantees minimum impact on workforce and the entire populace in the face of sudden monumental lockdowns and other events of coordinate proportion.

When the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus took the world by storm, Africa was not left out in the global search for panacea. Many African orthodox and unorthodox medical practitioners, including Nigerian Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka, and then President of The Gambia, Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jammeh, claimed to have found the remedy for the dreaded virus. Whether real or imagined, verifiable or wild claims, there were efforts at demystifying the scourge even in Africa.

It is quite instructive that since the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been fewer claimants from Africa or any serious vaccine testable in a laboratory coming from the continent.

The reason for this apathy is due to a paradigm shift…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper