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Mexico again faces shortage of oxygen – people risk buying it on Facebook Marketplace

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Mexico, cases of COVID-19 have been surging this year. Thousands need oxygen as a result of the disease, but there are critical shortages in a barely regulated market.

Karla González and her family in Mexico City were infected. Her dad struggled the most. “He got very, very sick in a very critical state,” González said.

Her dad doesn’t have health insurance, she said, and public hospitals were packed while private ones were unaffordable. So her father stayed home, and González had to find him an oxygen tank.

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