Infectious diseases are emerging at a rate never seen before as a result of the global changes of the last century that favor the transmission of new viruses.
One of the assumptions acclaimed in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it left a mark on the mood and health habits of the inhabitants of the planet.
The IMF estimates a contraction of the world product in 2020 of 3.3% and Latin America is the most affected region. The reduction of the Latin American economy was 7% but with a great inequality between countries and regions.
The vaccination plan against COVID-19 has already started in the United Kingdom. Germany has been preparing since November and many other countries, especially developed countries, are preparing for the exit from the pandemic. These plans, however, are far from being realized in Latin America.
Because of its productive capacity and diversity, Latin America is considered by many to be the “breadbasket” of the planet. Despite this relative advantage in the production and export of food in relation to other regions, a significant number of people in Latin America do not have access to adequate food.
The pandemic continues. The growth of infections and the number of active people in Europe and America indicate that the disease is re-emerging in these areas. In some countries, the spread of the disease has not been significantly controlled and in recent weeks there has been a further increase.
On October 25, Chile will face its most important election since 1988, when a plebiscite began the transition to democracy. After the 2019 crisis, in 2020 the citizens will again be able to decide whether to initiate a process to replace the constitution inherited from the Pinochet regime and the type of convention that will have to draft it.
Co-author Fernanda Veggetti
The 2020’s pandemic is not the first one that humanity has experienced, nor will it be the last one. At least, that’s what experts say. What is new is that this plague coincides with the greatest period of interconnectivity that we have experienced as a species.
Co-author Jaime Arredondo
The pandemic has negatively affected substance users particularly in the U.S.-Mexico border region, where traffickers, wholesale buyers, retailers, and consumers converge.
America is the pandemic’s world epicenter but there is one exception: Uruguay. However, the arguments presented in this and other articles, as well as by the government and the opposition do not explain the reality of the country. The fundamental causes of the miracle may have little to do with Charrúa merit.