A partisan pandemic: state government public health policies to combat COVID-19 in Brazil

Michael Touchton, Felicia Marie Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Thalia Porteny, Mariano Sánchez, Oscar Méndez, Marco Faganello, Vaugh Edelson, Benjamin Gygi, Calla Hummel, Silvia Otero, Jorge Insua, Eduardo Undurraga, Julio Antonio Rosado, Group from the Observatory for the Containment of COVID-19 in Latin America. Results Brazil’s national NPI response was the least stringent among countries analysed. In the absence of a unified federal response to the pandemic, Brazilian state policy implementation […]

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Not far enough: Public health policies to combat COVID-19 in Mexico’s states.

Knaul F, Arreola-Ornelas H, Porteny T, Touchton M, Sánchez-Talanquer M, Méndez Carniado O, Chertorivski S, Ortega S, Chudnovsky M, Kuri P, the group from the Observatory for the Containment of COVID-19 in the Americas. Background Mexican state governments’ actions are essential to control the COVID-19 pandemic within the country. However, the type, rigor and pace of implementation […]

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Mexico is one of the countries with the largest share of women by Covid.

sumedico.com February 19th, 2021 Mexico has the largest percentage of women with coronavirus that the nation from which the infection supposedly originated and is the third country with the largest record of defects in the American continent, only after the United States and Brazil, experts informed, who spoke about the measures of answers the pandemic. During […]

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Webinar, February 19th, 2021 “Respuestas nacionales y subnacionales de política pública no farmacológicas para la contención del COVID-19 en América Latina”

Las intervenciones no farmacéuticas (INF) son la respuesta de política de salud primaria a la pandemia de la COVID-19 hasta que las vacunas estén disponibles a nivel mundial. Pocos estudios sobre COVID-19 abordan la variación subnacional en la implementación de las INF. El Observatorio para la Contención de COVID-19 en América Latina recopila datos diarios sobre medidas […]

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Comment: “Poverty, precarious work, and the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from Bolivia”, The Lancet Global Health

Hummel C, Knaul FM, Touchton M., et al. Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America with a gross domestic product of around US$3500 per capita, health spending of approximately $220 per capita, a labour market dominated by informal work, and a weak health system. However, in the response to COVID-19, Bolivia has […]

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Webinar – November 19th: COVID-19 in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has been comparatively successful in managing COVID-19 from a public health perspective, able to seal borders as an island archipelago to achieve a measure of virus containment. A heavy reliance on tourism, however, has left the Caribbean region exposed to severe economic downturn, widening inequalities in its society. During this live webinar on […]

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Upcoming Webinar: “COVID-19 in the Caribbean: Successes, Challenges, Opportunities”

NOVEMBER 19TH @ 11AM ET Sign up / Submit questions in advance The Caribbean has been comparatively successful in managing COVID-19 from a public health perspective, able to seal borders as an island archipelago to achieve a measure of virus containment. Heavy reliance on tourism has left the Caribbean region exposed to severe economic downturn, […]

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Webinar – September 30th: Countries and Context (Argentina and Peru)

Latin America continues to be the global epicenter for COVID-19. With only 8% of the world’s population, it has 36% of average daily deaths. Peru ranks 42nd in global population and 7th in COVID-19-related mortality, while Argentina ranks 31st in global population and 14th in COVID-19-related mortality. During this live webinar on September 30th, former […]

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Swiss Tages Anzeiger’s take on COVID-19 in Latam

Our researchers Felicia Knaul and Michael Touchton were quoted in the following article in Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger in discussion about Latin America’s situation in the current pandemic. The following text is a AI-produced translation of the original article, available here. As if Corona had never existed In many large cities in Latin America, people […]

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Upcoming Webinar: “COVID-19 in the Americas: Countries and Context (Argentina and Peru)”

SEPTEMBER 30TH @ 1:30PM ET Sign up / Submit questions in advance Latin America continues to be the global epicenter for COVID-19. Peru ranks 42nd in global population and 7th in COVID-19-related mortality, while Argentina ranks 31st in global population and 14th in COVID-19-related mortality. With only 8% of the world’s population, Latin America has […]

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