COVID-19 disaster in the Americas


This 26 May 2020 video says about itself:

Brazil deaths may surpass 125,000 by August

As Latin America becomes the new global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned of surging infection numbers in Brazil, Peru and Chile.

Brazil is by far the region’s worst-affected country, with nearly 400,000 confirmed cases, the second-highest number in the world.

Doctors and activists are working around the clock to help the people living in favelas and other densely populated areas, people who say the government has abandoned them.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports.

JBS meatpacking plant reopens in Brazil as Latin America becomes COVID-19 epicenter. By Gabriel Lemos, 27 May 2020.

Protests by medical workers grow as hospitals overwhelmed across Mexico. By Andrea Lobo, 27 May 2020. The protests are part of an international wave of unrest among medical workers demanding personal protective equipment, medicines, respirators, testing and staffing.

Quebec Premier accelerates return to work in Montreal—Canada’s COVID-19 epicenter. By Richard Dufour, 27 May 2020. Acknowledging that it is “taking a gamble” with workers’ lives, the Quebec government is intensifying its drive to “reopen” the economy.

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