International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2021)
The Covid-19 and the Nigerian pandemic: A review on Covid-19 in the inequitable world of Nigerians
Author(s): Otobo Daniel David and Okoro Ijeoma Ngozi
Abstract: Nigeria is a country of more than 200 million citizens. Amongst these, 40% live below the poverty line and earn less than $400 dollars annually. The laws in the country does not also affect all f her citizens equally. The large gap in equity in the nation has been seen to have a direct impact on the recent public health emergency, the covid-19 pandemic that occurred. With a lot of policies put in place to cub the spread and enhance control of the virus, the country had a lot of gaps and windows for her elite citizens. This did not just cause an introduction of the virus into the country; it also played a pivotal role in the pattern of spread in the country. The paper also went further to reflect the need for government office holders to have strong unbiased knowledge of medical emergencies (Epidemics and pandemics) and their implications. The public health implications of a fall in civilization and what impacts it can have in the prognosis of public health affairs in a nation. It creates a direct linkage between the impact of government policies, civil violence and most importantly Inequity.
Otobo Daniel David, Okoro Ijeoma Ngozi. The Covid-19 and the Nigerian pandemic: A review on Covid-19 in the inequitable world of Nigerians. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(3):17-22. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i3a.200