Covid-19 is once again making its way back into US news due to the highly contagious delta variant. Unfortunately, in the US cases have increased by 130% throwing us back to a place we were not expecting to return to.
The delta variant has landed in Africaand accounts for more than half of Africa’s reported cases as of last week. Dr.Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, has been quoted saying “The speed and scale of Africa’s third wave is like nothing we’ve seen before. The rampant spread of more contagious variants pushes the threat to Africa up to a whole new level. More transmission means more serious illness and more deaths, so everyone must act now and boost prevention measures to stop an emergency becoming a tragedy”.
The intensity of the delta variant makes having proper tools to combat Covid-19 that much more important. We are grateful to be in a place where we know what practices mitigate the spread. That is why GAIA Vaccine Foundation’s campaign for Covid-19 supplies is of the utmost importance. Our efforts in supplying proper PPE and implementing sanitary measures in the clinics in Bamako are directly supported by your donations. Your donation of 25 dollars funds masks to be distributed to our healthcare staff and community members.
Nana, a journalist in Bamako,Mali recently spoke with us regarding the Covid situation saying “Covid has changed our lives a lot. It’s not like before. Before I could go out with my three kids to the museums and restaurants. Right now I am scared of them coming into contact with the virus”. Nana speaks to the far too common concern we share when it comes to this pandemic. Let’s continue to be safe, wear masks, and help those the best way we can.
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