“COVID-19 does not respect the powerful, the wealthy or borders. It attacks every country and every individual. No one is immune or has immunity until they have been afflicted with it. On the one hand, we are reminded that humanity is the target and ‘we are all in this together.’ On the other, individuals or nations can choose to hoard, protecting themselves first. Both realities exist today.

“It will take time to emerge from this crisis, especially because we will likely face a second wave. All those countries in the Southern Hemisphere that have not yet suffered real outbreaks will experience them by the autumn, and, unfortunately, too many of these countries, especially in Africa, lack the medical, financial and technical means to deal with it…”

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