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How come that Europe and UK, for instance, can't stop the virus, whereas Tanzania stopped it last year simply by doing nothing and by refusing to do anything? No tests, no masks. And there have been no piles of bodies. Granted there're no reported cases either because they don't look for it. But their people don't die on the streets and the population hasn't declined in half. Tourists are coming too, some only because of absense of stupid covid restrictions. What will the advocates of masks and vacciane say?

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Perhaps this will answer your question:

 

The country stopped reporting cases of COVID-19 on April 29 with 509 infections at the time. But a few weeks ago, President Magufuli declared the pandemic in Tanzania officially over and said people should resume normal lives without even having to wear facemasks.   

 

He said God had solved the issue with a divine intervention after national prayers. "Corona cannot survive in the body of Christ; it will burn,” the president had said.   


https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/covid-19-diaries/covid-19-diaries-can-tanzania-really-be-coronavirus-free

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22 minutes ago, gafdtomaka366 said:

How come that Europe and UK, for instance, can't stop the virus, whereas Tanzania stopped it last year simply by doing nothing and by refusing to do anything? No tests, no masks. And there have been no piles of bodies. Granted there're no reported cases either because they don't look for it. But their people don't die on the streets and the population hasn't declined in half. Tourists are coming too, some only because of absense of stupid covid restrictions. What will the advocates of masks and vacciane say?

So, when will you be going there then? Or maybe you'd prefer a holiday in the UK or USA???

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Tanzania has a very young average age. a quick google search shows their median age as 18 while the US is 38 and UK  is 40.  The vast majority of the people dying from covid are very old. Tanzania doesn't have many of those.  A young population and not as many pre-existing conditions will lead to alot of mild or a-symptomatic cases. 

 

Its not rocket science here. 

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An (old) article sheds some light on the situation in Tanzania, where the president is notoriously anti vaccination and data on covid is supposedly repressed. it also claims that the US embassy  that many hospitals were overwhelmed in May (though there were supposedly no cases then). https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52723594. It is also noted that many provinces bordering Tanzania in other countries bordering Tanzania  have high infection rates, believed to be due to cross border traffic.  There do not seem to be official data on how much testing is done (if any) in Tanzania on sites like worldometer and ourworldindata. It appears that they have simply stopped reporting data since mid 2020. If you don't toe the govt. line you can be arrested as noted in the AP article.

If we take Kenya (54 million inhabitants vs 61 in Tanzana) -which has very poor testing rates- the reported number of deaths is 1,700. In general, many deaths are not reported in Africa https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/02/world/africa/africa-coronavirus-deaths-underreporting.html. Let's assume Tanzania has similar covid infections/capita as Kenya and data are underestimated by a factor of 10, that would give some 20,000 covid deaths In Tanzania. With an estimate death rate (2019) of 6/1000 https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/TZA/tanzania/death-rate , nobody would notice that.

So if you want to believe that there is no COVID in Tanzania fine.   Regarding your last comment on what advocates of masks and vaccines would say: I have something to say, but I won't bother as it is would be wasted on you.

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