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Sat May 22, 2021, 09:46 AM

COVID-19 deaths in Latin America surpass 1 mln as outbreak worsens

Last edited Sat May 22, 2021, 11:17 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: reuters

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With cases falling in Europe, Asia and North America, and flat in Africa, South America is the only region where new infections are rising rapidly on a per capita basis, according to Our World in Data. Although India is currently struggling through one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the pandemic.

On average in May, 31% of the COVID-19 deaths in the world have been in Latin America and the Caribbean - home to just 8.4% of the global population.

Doctors and epidemiologists say the coronavirus pandemic took unprepared governments by surprise last year and its impact has been worsened by leaders who downplayed its gravity and failed to secure timely vaccine supplies.

The top eight countries registering the most COVID-19 deaths per capita over the past week were all in Latin America.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/covid-19-deaths-latin-america-set-surpass-1-mln-outbreak-worsens-2021-05-21/

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SaintLouisBlues May 2021 OP
MiniMe May 2021 #1
lark May 2021 #2
IronLionZion May 2021 #3
Mz Pip May 2021 #4
Ace Rothstein May 2021 #8
Foolacious May 2021 #5
SWBTATTReg May 2021 #6
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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 10:26 AM

1. Seems to be a bad link.

Get This site can't be reached.

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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 10:38 AM

2. I know we have put off going to Brazil to meet more of our daughters in laws.

We were supposed to go with them this summer, but have gotten refunds on all our tickets. Although we are fully vaccinated, I don't feel safe going to a place where it's still running rampant and their vaccination program is atrocious. My daughters' MIL is 74 and she just got her first shot 2 weeks ago and will get the 2nd one in 2 more weeks. last I heard, less then 10% of their population has been vaccinnated.

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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 10:52 AM

4. It's a mess

I have a friend who lives in Ecuador. He’s flying to Florida to get vaccinated because its so disorganized there.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #4)

Sat May 22, 2021, 03:32 PM

8. Have a friend in Mexico doing something similar.

He's heading to NYC in June or July to get the J&J.

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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 11:14 AM

5. The article keeps switching back and forth between "Latin America" and "South America"...

... as if they were the same thing. But much of Latin America is in North America or Central America. So it's not clear just what claim the article is making, especially since it doesn't specifically identify the eight countries with the worst Covid death rates over the past week.

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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 02:45 PM

6. What a horrible statistic to read. My heart goes out to all in the entire world affected by this...

horrible disease. Another policy failing of the trump administration in NOT leading the world against this dreaded disease (remember the former leadership role that the US had formerly that rump squandered away?).

In the decades to come, trump will be remembered as the former idiotic PINO (pres. in name only) of the US that squandered the lives of tens and tens of thousands and thousands by declaring COVID 19 a hoax. By failing to act decisively and quickly, this disease became far more embedded and he continued to make the situation worse.

He ridiculously advocated injecting bleach or other disinfectants and/or swallowing UV lights somehow, as well as pushing his idiotic cure of Hydroxychloroquine repeatedly, regardless of this drug being proven ineffective against COVID 19.

What a moron. May he suffer.

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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 03:24 PM

7. We can assume some horrific variant will rise up from all those cases.

This is a disaster on so many levels. And it leads right back to Trump lying about the virus being no worse than the flu.

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