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Only 1 in 10 Latin Americans is vaccinated, plus other key Covid-19 facts in the Americas (June 18)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Latin America and the Caribbean, only one in 10 people has been vaccinated against Covid-19 even though cases continue to rise and the threat posed by new disease variants circulating in the region.

This and five other news items of the week make up the key facts about vaccination in the Americas:


The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, called on the G7 countries to prioritize Latin America and the Caribbean when it comes to donating one billion vaccines.

The reason is simple. Only one in ten . . .

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