Latin America is losing its battle against the coronavirus.
Like the global number of Covid-19 victims exceed 400,000, The region has become a hotspot epidemic.
Latin America recorded nearly 1.2 million deaths and more than 60,000 deaths. But these numbers may be superficial, Matt Rivers reports. This is because test rates are still low in many countries and many Covid-19 deaths are not reported.
Brazil, the most affected country in the region, has announced a new record of deaths in each of the past three days. One study published this week says that Brazil will likely see one million deaths and 50,000 deaths by June 20.
But Tracking the number of victims has become more difficult. The government of President Jair Bolsonaro stopped reporting the total number on Thursday, the day that Brazil’s death toll exceeded the Italian number. She removed the cumulative data from the official tracker and said that she would only report the number of new cases and deaths every day.
“Manipulating statistics is a maneuver carried out by authoritarian regimes,” said Supreme Court Judge Gilmar Mendes. “It is an attempt to hide the figures of Covid 19 to reduce social control of health policies.”
Only a few countries in the region – Uruguay, Belize and Costa Rica – have so far been able to limit the spread of the disease. How? Early responses, quarantine measures, tracking system, effective isolation, and randomized testing.
George Floyd protesters say it is worth challenging the coronavirus: “It is clear that people are a little closer than the recommended distance of six feet, but I think that What we do is very importantSarah Foster, one of the thousands of protesters who demonstrated in Washington, DC yesterday.
Health experts worry that the virus is spreading among the protesters, although most of them, including Foster, wear masks and try to get away from them.
Despite the anxiety, over 1000 health professionals They signed a letter expressing concern that demonstrations could be closed under the cover of coronavirus. They give advice on how to keep protests safe.
They write that “white supremacy is a fatal public health issue that precedes and contributes to COVID-19”.
The epidemic leap begins with the liberation efforts of America held by Iran: In a strange turn of fate, Michael White, a veteran of the US Navy who was released from Iranian custody this week, may condemn his freedom for the coronary virus outbreak.
When he and an Iranian detained in the United States came with the virus, this provided an opportunity to start sensitive negotiations that culminated in his release, Vivian Salama reports.
What a coronavirus looks like if you don’t have an internet connection: With most of the world closed in recent months, billions have watched a coronavirus crisis unfold through a seemingly global window: the Internet.
Elisa McIntosh reports On the billions who are still disconnected. For them, closing means losing immediate access to vital public health information, Distance working Opportunities, Teaching online, Telemedicine appointments, digital Grocery deliveryReligious services broadcast live – wedding parties Funerals – and many other ways we now live our lives online.
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