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Africa: Dr. Dougbeh Nyan Postulates Herd Immunity in Parts of Africa

Invited for second speaking engagement at Rowan UniversityOne of Africa's prominent infectious diseases experts from Liberia, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan of Shufflex Biomed, has postulated that many African countries including Liberia could be "going through a stage of Herd Immunity at this point of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the continent."

Lecturing at Rowan University, Dr. Nyan said, "there may be a huge number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers within the highly youthful African populations that are transmitting the infection from person-to-person without visible clinical symptoms that require hospitalization, and this could confer some immunity in the population as a herd-protection.

"One quick clarification I would like to make is that I am not proposing 'herd immunity' for Liberia; instead, I only postulate that this may be occurring in Liberia and parts of Africa in view of the current epidemiological trend and factors which include: the silent asymptomatic person-to-person transmission of SARA-CoV-2 within a highly youthful Liberian and African population vis-à-vis the low death rate in Africa as compared to other continents.

Meanwhile, at the end of the presentation, the Dean of the Science and Technology College, Dr. Edem Tetteh extended a second invitation to Dr. Nyan to lecture on the COVID-19 pandemic at the prominent Science-based US national university where he [Dr. Nyan] spoke on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Liberia and other African countries.

During this COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Nyan has provided extensive pandemic response awareness to the population and expert advised on public health regulatory measures directly and via radio and television in African countries including Liberia.