Latin America: the global epicenter of COVID-19

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The name of COVID-19[feminine[feminine cases in Latin America and the Caribbean have positioned the region as the global epicenter of the virus. Health professionals and regional experts warn that if left unchecked, the region will experience major setbacks, including a massive increase in poverty and a rise in authoritarianism, as leaders see an opportunity to crack down on violence. dissent. Latin America, which accounts for 8% of the world’s population, has reported nearly 30% of deaths worldwide.”We are deeply concerned about the speed with which the pandemic is developing,” Dr Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, said at a recent press conference.

Reported deaths in the region have exceeded 230,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, putting the death toll for the region as a whole higher than that of the United States and Canada combined. If preventive measures are not maintained, the death toll could reach 438,000 in October, according to the World Health Organization’s regional director for the Americas.

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