True Number of Covid-19 Cases in Latin America Is Unknown Due to Lack of Testing

Although European and US governments have been criticized for not conducting tests quickly enough, the lack of kits in Latin America is much worse.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ask leading doctors in Latin America's largest cities if they trust the coronavirus numbers provided by governments and many will provide a disgraceful verdict: not one bit.

It's like "walking blindly through the forest, because the official case numbers are not real," said Francisco Moreno, head of internal medicine at ABC Hospital in Mexico City. "We don't know where we stand on the curve," he said of his country's data.

Latin America, with over 620 million people in one of the most urbanized regions on the planet, for several weeks seemed - based . . .

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