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Aviso LatAm: COVID-19May 27, 2021
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 May 27, 2021
On May 21, Latin America and the Caribbean’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed one million. Almost 89 percent of deaths occurred in five countries: Brazil (44 percent), Mexico (22 percent), Colombia (8 percent), Argentina (7 percent) and Peru (7 percent).
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Apr 24, 2021
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 April 24, 2021
Argentine lab Richmond manufactured and sent a batch of 21,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Moscow to obtain approval. If greenlighted, the lab will start mass production of the vaccine in June in its Buenos Aires plant. This would be the first sight of regional production of the Russian vaccine.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Mar 19, 2021
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 March 19, 2021
On March 18, the Biden administration announced it will send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico. AstraZeneca has millions of doses made in a US facility. The plan would mark the first time the United States directly supplies vaccine to another country.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Mar 5, 2021
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 March 5, 2021
On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne described the Americas as the “epicenter” of the pandemic and called on the international community to make vaccine access a “global priority”.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Feb 5, 2021
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 February 5, 2021
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) expects the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to Latin American and Caribbean through the COVAX facility to begin in mid-February and last until the end of June. Over 35 million doses will be delivered to 36 countries.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Jan 20, 2021
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 January 14, 2021
Eight countries in the Americas have reported the detection of two COVID-19 variants associated with increased transmission in the United Kingdom and in South Africa. The aftermath of the insurrection could be particularly harmful throughout Latin America, “where the devastation of the pandemic, dire economic straits and the growing impact of climate change have shaken public confidence”, writes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Jason Marczak.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Dec 17, 2020
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 December 17, 2020
After becoming the first Latin American country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, Mexico will begin inoculations of the Pfizer vaccine on December 22. The country is expecting 125,000 doses from Pfizer in the next few days, which will be received and deployed by the country’s Armed Forces. Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Chile have all authorized emergency use of the vaccine.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Dec 17, 2020
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 December 10, 2020
The United Nations reports that the number of people experiencing hunger in Latin America has grown steadily over the past five years. The COVID-19 pandemic could further accelerate this regional crisis, threatening a return to malnutrition levels of the 1990s.
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19Nov 25, 2020
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 December 3, 2020
The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine after UK regulators granted emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. US approval of the same vaccine is expected shortly after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review on December 10.
More from AALAC on COVID-19 in Latin America
New AtlanticistSep 22, 2021
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera: COVID-19 solidarity offers hope for tackling climate change
By Nick Fouriezos
The Chilean leader joined other political, business, and health leaders at the annual conference hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center alongside the United Nations General Assembly.
Fast ThinkingJul 7, 2021
FAST THINKING: Why the Moïse assassination is Haiti’s worst-case scenario
By Atlantic Council
The murder leaves a power vacuum atop a country battling rampant crime and COVID-19—with no obvious succession plan in place. What’s going on in Haiti and how will it reverberate across the region?