Between crisis and fear of collapse, a Covid wave reaches Venezuela

The problem was not born with the arrival of the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus. Still, its ease of transmission brought the country to the edge of an abyss.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a year of coexistence with covid-19, the Brazilian mutation has caused a great wave of contagions to reach the Caribbean country, with citizens frightened by their own crisis and the possibility of hospital collapse.

Medical centers are under the most pressure in a country that accumulated 19,491 cases in March, of the 159,149 registered since the beginning of the pandemic, something which, according to health sector unionist Mauro Zambrano, explained, "could have been avoided if there had been investment in health and planning".

Zambrano, also general coordinator of Monitor Salud, an association . . .

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