Dr Owain Williams By: Dr Owain Williams
Lecturer in IR and Human Security
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14 Feb 2020 : Africa

The more I prepare for York amongst the grant writing madness the more I start to worry that this virus gets into Africa. Ebola has basically shown how shallow health systems are there, and that any outbreak will be catastrophic if the fatality rates are even minimal. They will not be able to cope. So much trade and investment and contact with China, especially with East Africa. Ethiopia in particular is a hub as Yibeltal has told me. Would be a disaster and there is not the state capacity there, like in China.

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