Latin America has been hard hit by the pandemic. Yet, the region is struggling vaccinate, which could be a threat to the region’s fragile economic recovery, reported Reuters. Latin America accounts for nearly 30% of COVID-19 deaths worldwide.
As high-income countries have obtained the majority of the doses available, Latin American authorities cite difficulties in reaching vaccines deals for their own populations. A plan to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine locally suffers from delays, and suppliers like Russia face their own setbacks. Read more about it here.