Why Latin American countries top the coronavirus ranking?
In recent months, COVID-19 has created a sensation in Latin America. As of today, the number of reported cases exceeds 3 million. The region, where no one expected the large coronavirus outbreak in the beginning, has become one of the world leaders in the number of reported cases: Brazil is in second place, Peru - in fifth, Mexico - in seventh, Chile - in eighth (according to Johns Hopkins University's data). Given that only 8 percent of the world's population lives in this part of the planet, they account for more than a quarter of all those infected and over 25 percent of the deaths. Moreover, COVID-19 attacked not only “mere mortals”, but “big league” as well: the Heads of Brazil, Bolivia, Honduras, the Vice President of Venezuela, dozens of ministers and other high-ranking officials have been infected. How did it happen? Let’s take.
21 July, 2020 09:23