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 Argentinian Health Minister Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein and former Peruvian Health Minister Dr. Patricia Garcia analyzed the COVID-19-related situation in Latin America. They also emphasized how the pandemic has affected Argentina and Peru specifically, including the economic impact of COVID-19 on unemployment. The presentations by these health experts were moderated by Dr. Felicia Knaul, director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and professor of the Miller School of Medicine.

The webinar was in Spanish with the presentation slides in English. The audio in Spanish was simultaneously translated to English.

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Posted by University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas on Wednesday, September 30, 2020