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Latin America under pressure to vaccinate amid surge in Covid-19

Latin America under pressure to vaccinate amid surge in Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed ita concern with the deteriorating of the situation with COVID-19 in Latin America. The region is under pressure now to speed up the vaccine rollout, Associated Press has learned.

In Latin America, the novel virus infections have now reached a peak. Taking into account that the global situation is still bad, 90 million confirmed cases worldwide, the spacious region should accelerate the vaccination pace.

The medical Latin American officials are struggling to contain a surge in new infections and millions await vaccines. Brazil leads the number of COVID-19 cases in the region and remains the second worst-affected nation in the world.

In fact, more than 1,000 Brazilians are dying from covid-19 every day on average, but Bolsonaro’s government has yet to begin administering inoculation against the disease, lagging behind Argentina.

The similar situation in Mexico remains the headache for the WHO. In the country, 90 percent of hospital beds are now occupied and a surge in corona cases is driving a scarcity of oxygen needed for treatment.