The Heat: U.S. politics and COVID-19 in Latin America

The Heat

The United States reported more than 44,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday — up about 9,000 from the previous day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. leads the world with the most cases and deaths – followed by Brazil.

In the United States its political season with the pandemic at the top of the agenda.

And debate over everything from re-opening schools to potential vaccines. While the United States leads the world with the most deaths from COVID-19, Brazil and Mexico rank second and third. And as the pandemic accelerates in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia, Latin America has now passed Europe as the region with the most fatalities. 

To Discuss:

  • Rishi Desai is a Pediatric infectious disease physician and Chief Medical Officer,
  • Peter Chin-Hong is a professor of medicine and infectious disease specialist, University of California in San Francisco
  • Marcia Castro heads the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health
  • Gustavo Ribeiro is founder of “The Brazilian Report”
  • Nathan King is CGTN’s White House correspondent

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