New data provides key insights on COVID-19's impact on people in 19 African Union countries
The Partnership for Evidence-Based COVID-19 Response (PERC) has released new reports on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and governmental response measures in 19 African Union member states. PERC analyzes public opinion survey responses along with social, economic and epidemiological data.
Key findings from the country reports include:
- People's willingness to take COVID-19 vaccines vary widely across the continent — from a low of 35% of respondents in Tunisia to a high of 91% of respondents in Morocco.
- Although support for individual preventive measures such as hand-washing and mask-wearing remained high, support for measures restricting social gatherings and movement restrictions dropped dramatically since August 2020.
- Income loss and problems with food access were severe in almost all member states and have largely worsened since August.
View the updated country reports here.