UK's Blair: Patchy data means Africa could use antibody tests to track COVID-19

UK's Blair: Patchy data means Africa could use antibody tests to track COVID-19African nations should use antibody tests to find out whether the slower spread and lower mortality rate of the new coronavirus on the continent is due to patchy data or a more resilient population, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Friday. Africa has cumulatively reported nearly 100,000 COVID-19 cases so far and just over 3,000 deaths – far fewer than in many European nations. Africa also has a much younger population than Europe – the median age is just under 20 years – and most COVID-19 fatalities are among the elderly.

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