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“So far, Africa seems unlikely to be exempted from these iron laws of exponential contagious spread. If the spread seems slow to develop, that may be because no African country has the same volume of international travel as the countries elsewhere that are already suffering.” Graeme Wood on the threat facing Africa: Think 168,000 Ventilators Is Too Few? Try Three.

+ But for now, the virus is not the number one concern in rural parts of Africa. That would the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.

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