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Currently, three regions Greater Accra (57.3%), Ashanti (19.9%) and Western (8.1%) account for the majority (85.3%) of all reported cases. However, the regional CMR based on Ghana Health Service data indicates that Greater Accra has a CMR of 0.58%, Ashanti 1.2% and Western 0.078%. One can deduce that Ashanti has approximately twice the CMR of both Greater Accra and the national average.

Unpacking The Trends in Ghana’s Low Case Mortality Rate

“Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, “Why do people die?” and “Why is this happening to me?” Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.”

Research indicates that over 97% of all patients with COVID-19 will go through this type of disease progression. Therefore, like HIV, in the strictest sense, the classical asymptomatic COVID-19 patient does not exist. Unfortunately, ...

The Asymptomatic Trap of SARS-COV-2. Image credit - Safety Signs

William H. McNeill wrote in Plagues and Peoples sometime in 1976 that “It is obvious that human (and non-human) diseases are evolving with an unusual rapidity simply because changes in our behaviour facilitate cross-fertilization of different strains of germs as never before, while an unending flow of new medicines (and pesticides) also present infectious organisms with rigorous, changing challenges to their survival.”

Sadly, it comes across that amongst the 275 sitting Members of Parliament whom we queue to vote for on a four-yearly cycle, some are hell-bent on flouting the laws of the land in a manner that will put more lives at risk. Having tested positive for SARS-COV-2 ...

A Call For Bold Leadership - Featured Image Courtesy of Mike Lawrence

“Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader’s greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honourable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”

We have had to pause and ask ourselves, “for a disease where avoiding infection relies more on personal and social behaviours, is community spread a concern in our society? In this, we have concluded that many of the behaviours we are supposed to adapt to stay safe are not our default predisposition.

Converting Public Health Information into Educated Behavioural Change. Image credit - HPAA Journal

Victor Hugo argues in Les Misérables that “teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”

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