Such comparisons may appear harmless on the surface, but they have problematic real world consequences.
Caleb Okereke is a Nigerian journalist and filmmaker based in Kampala, Uganda.
And forces built to suppress Black resistance cannot be trusted to protect the public.
Claims that Africa will be hit the worst by the pandemic ignore African epidemiological know-how and action.
In rural Uganda, ambulances made with bicycles and electric scooters are giving more people access to health care.