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“Winter, Hunger and Viruses”, the “Molotov Cocktail” that Latin America faces

June 13, 2020

America has become the new focus of the coronavirus pandemic. With the arrival of winter and the rainy season, the Latin American subcontinent in particular is preparing for a change in the climatic conditions which, together with the poverty situation, could constitute an authentic “Molotov cocktail” in a large part of the population “”

The Americas, which initially appeared to be away from COVID-19, are now focusing 3.5 million cases, including more than 190,000 deaths, on a global balance of 7.5 million infected and more than 420,000 deaths. The United States and Brazil top the world number one and two, and Peru slides into the top 10.

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has made the region the “epicenter” of the pandemic for weeks, but in the past few days its director, Carissa F. Etienne, has raised the alarm about “the exponential increase in” the number of cases and deaths ” including areas where the incidence of coronaviruses has been lower.

“Winter, Hunger and Viruses”, the “Molotov Cocktail” that Latin America faces“Winter, Hunger and Viruses”, the “Molotov Cocktail” that Latin America faces

“In Mesoamerica, the number of cases is increasing in Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, where there is more transmission on the Nicaraguan border”; In South America, the virus continues to spread strongly in Brazil, Peru and Chile, while cases accumulate faster in Venezuela. In the Caribbean, there are rebounds in Haiti and Suriname.