The United Nations World Food Programme, or the WFP, states that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation — double last year’s figures. According to WFP director David Beasley on April 21: “We could be looking at famine in about three dozen countries. … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of Closed Businesses and House Arrest during  COVID-19 than from the virus itself.

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In one particularly incomprehensible act of imbecility, the government of India, a poor country of 1.3 billion people, locked down its people. As Quartz India reported on April 22, “Coronavirus has killed only around 700 Indians … a small number still compared to the 450,000 TB and 10,000-odd malaria deaths recorded every year.” 700 divided by 1.3 billion is decimal point followed by 7 zero’s. Thats one person for every 1.8 million people in a country where Tuberculosis kills almost half a million each year. .

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