The WHO says we must work together to fight monkeypox. African doctors are skeptical – CBC

World doesn’t worry until a disease appears in rich countries, health experts say

Aug 01, 2022

As an infectious diseases specialist in Atlanta, Dr. Boghuma Kabisen Titanji spent much of 2020 on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle raging in the U.S.

When a vaccine arrived in December that year, she felt some relief. But also, fear.

“I had seen what COVID was capable of doing to people the age of my parents,” Titanji said.

“I was absolutely terrified because from the moment I had access to vaccination up until the moment my parents had access to vaccination, it was eight months.”

In Cameroon, where Titanji is from, her parents didn’t get a first coronavirus jab until August 2021. By that time, most Canadian and American adults were well past their second shots.

“It was the most nerve wracking experience of living in fear that they would get COVID,” she said.

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