The coronavirus COVID-19 is a Global Pandemic; therefore, the world community must create scientific evidence-based real-time healthcare solutions to save billions of people around the world.
Based on the fact that coronavirus COVID-19 is a Global Pandemic, nations around the world must build trust and cooperation within and among nations, and between people and their governments.
On Monday, May 18, 2020, member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) led an inquiry into the coronavirus, AKA COVID-19 pandemic. Members nations, except for the USA, agreed that the global community must develop a “comprehensive after-action review of the global response to COVID-19 when it’s under control.”
While countries have agreed that any coronavirus vaccine must be for the “global public good” and “accessibility and affordability in developing countries,” other countries are seeking to protect claims related to self-serving intellectual property rights.
Nations are struggling to end the spread of the Covid-19 by testing and treating patients, carrying out contact tracing, limiting travel, quarantining citizens, and canceling large gatherings such as sporting events, concerts, and schools.
The world community must work collectively to prevent any similar pandemic from recurring. In the final analysis, we must develop ways to help nations better avoid and, if necessary, manage such future Global Pandemics. We must work to ensure that the world community makes full use of what we learn from the global investigative network of scientists from around the world.
A global response to coronavirus COVID-19, a Global Pandemic, will lead to investments in our collective future. One thing for sure, humankind needs competent leadership and unanimity to defeat the coronavirus.
In closing, I want members of the Africa diaspora, as well as our continental African brothers and sisters on the mainland, to fully comprehend that racial identity is a major factor when it comes to disproportionately high-rate of death from COVID 19.
The data on COVID-19 reinforce this reality. Without a doubt, Black people are more likely to contract COVID-19 and are dying at higher rates. People in the Latinx and Native American communities are also dying disproportionately from the virus. For this reason, African-American/Black leaders in the United States must demand a National Count!
What we do know is that the COVID-19 mortality rate for Black Americans is 2.2 times higher than the rate for Latinos, 2.3 times higher than the rate for Asians, and 2.6 times higher than the rate for Whites. This data is extremely concerning, unacceptable and unsustainable.
Research has further revealed that: “For each 100,000 Americans (of their respective group), 42.8 Blacks have died, along with about 18.4 Asians, 19.1 Latinos, and 16.6 Whites. Since we began reporting these data, Black Americans’ COVID-19 mortality rate across the U.S. has never fallen below twice that of all other groups, revealing a durable and undeniable pattern of disproportionality”.
Again, Black Americans must demand a “National Count” race and ethnicity. As of today, only 39 states are known to be releasing full or partial COVID-19 death data disaggregated by race and ethnicity.