Opinion

COVID-19 – Africa Wake Up

Over the 90 days that the virus has been infecting the population in China and, progressively, the rest of the World – the number of consequent deaths have totalled over 8,000.

During the same period the FedEE Statistics Unit estimates that:

The number of global deaths from all causes to have been 13.68 million; The number of child deaths alone from malnutrition to have been 775,000; The number of deaths from motor accidents to have been 315,000; The number of deaths from influenza to have been 125,000; The number of murders to have been 110,000; The number of deaths from unintentional poisoning in the USA alone to have been 16,200; The number of deaths from snake bites in India alone to have been 2,750.

If the same resources devoted to COVID-19 were directed to child malnutrition, then the number of lives saved would readily amount to over 500,000. This excludes any allowance made for $billions lost from production and share values because incompetent governments have taken action too late and far too ineptly. Assisting China in early January 2020 would have undoubtedly severely limited the global spread of the virus.

According to Robin Chater, Secretary-General of the Federation of International Employers (FedEE) “There is a huge moral dilemma here which no-one seems strong enough, or unselfish enough, to confront. It is the responsibility of everyone in the advanced and developing economies that children starve to death in vast numbers whilst everyone outside the third world frets about COVID-19. Do the children not count because they are not from our street, or because they are mainly black? What is the price civilization?”

Issued By:

Eustace Fernsby
FedEE Press Office press@fedee.com
0044 203 807 9205.

What is FedEE?

The Federation of International Employers (FedEE) is a leading corporate membership organisation for multinational companies. It was founded in 1988, with financial assistance from the European Commission. Today it is an independent body with corporate members all around the globe.

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21 Comments

  1. mkang jw

    too bad evil has taken the world

  2. Tommy

    God heavenly father help us

  3. Hamzythesystem

    REVELATIONS ZOONA

  4. Deco mambwe

    Ohh my God

  5. Aaron Gadama

    aah God What are we going to do give us plan

  6. Nomba Pishamo

    The only hope apa is for the government to impose the following measures;
    1. Suspend all non essential expenses (including developmental projects) and focus on subsidizing food, sanitary supplies, Electricity and Water/sewerage flow.
    That is making food so cheap and available that in the inevitable event that all boarders are closed we are more than food secure for 3 months

    2. Ensure that salaries are of all council and govt workers are paid to ensure that sanitation is top notch i.e water tanks and sanitizers are everywhere in town, shops , churches, work places etc

    Ba Govt I know u are reading tukafwa be Sala nga mwa lolela pls politics aside help us

  7. Disciple

    “Whether CORONAVIRUS take me,God you never ceace to be God!but I will take the preventive measures!”?

  8. Only God can save us

    Zambia is a Christian nation so not a thing can shake us we must get together and fight this disease

  9. Giftmukalo16

    The bible prophecy is being fulfilled day and night, is just that human beings are ignorant.Believe what the bible says about the last days.this is the time we are living in…God bless Zambia and its people. Even the rest of the world.

  10. Mn

    Kkk yaa ! God iz going to help researchers in order to discover the right medicine to cure covd19.lesa talekekelesha abana bakwa

  11. Lenstoneshanobe

    God help us with coronavirus

  12. Phyz Gee

    Awe bwafya mwebantu

  13. Phyz Gee

    Mu Zambia na panaldo, caffimol ilashupila kumo muma clinic nd hospitals tamwaba. Doctors nd nurses thy only tell patients ukuya ukushita umuti, watmore coronervirus?

  14. Phyz Gee

    Only Jehovah God will save us nt umuntu yaweyawe. Let’s know now that we are in last days naishibikwa nomba.

  15. UMUPONDO MU ZED

    This is the Last days. Ba Nte balalanda bt tulatalika bt from to day i believe

  16. Kelvin nyirenda

    This is not Good please take this serious just burn working we shud start staying home

  17. Nomba Pishamo

    Threat of a complete lockdown… is Zambia prepared ?
    Enterprenuers
    Vendors on a hand to mouth income
    Food security
    Water/Electricity
    Communication

    when copper is no longer sold wat will we do coz experts say that the virus will last upto 2021?

  18. tery

    the word is now delivered so dont even doubting

  19. Covid19

    Remember these are last days you might go to church there’s no churches u might look for Jesus whilst jesus not there dnt forget that’d world ending

  20. meaycho

    Jah will save us His grace is forever.Have mercy O Lord.

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