Central America suffers a new pandemic wave and demands more vaccines

The six Spanish-speaking Central American countries, with some 48.5 million inhabitants, high levels of poverty, and historically deficient health systems, have accumulated nearly 1.1 million confirmed cases of covid and 23,450 deaths.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Half of Central American countries face a new wave of Covid-19, with a record number of people in ICUs in Costa Rica and a growing number of infections in Guatemala and Honduras while the whole isthmus is clamoring for equitable and faster access to vaccines.

In the other half of the region, the situation seems to be calmer: Panama speaks of a "control" of the pandemic after a "second wave" at the end of 2020; El Salvador highlights a "stability" of infections, while Nicaragua shows meager numbers of cases and deaths that are refuted by . . .

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