Natalie E. Dean, PhD+ Your Authors @nataliexdean Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at @UF specializing in emerging infectious diseases and vaccine study design. @HarvardBiostats PhD. Tweets my own. May. 16, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Lots of theories about Africa. Maybe they were also more prepared?

“I think we are better off because we went through Ebola. This disease is different, of course, but the structure is there—the incident-management system, the protocols, the guidelines.”

 https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/what-african-nations-are-teaching-the-west-about-fighting-the-coronavirus 

Beware Western hubris. The situation is complex and there are lots of factors involved, but we can and should learn from other countries. We were slow to learn from Asia. Let’s not make the same mistake with other countries who routinely deal with infectious diseases...

A thread I made with a few examples.

And another thread on Kerala, India.

An earlier thread comparing two neighboring regions in Italy.

And another on Germany.


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