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‘Shocking imbalance’: Latin America’s poorest shut out of vaccine access as virus surges | Miami Herald

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COVID, COVID-19, Latin American Health, Latino Health, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT, TRYB,

 

—  BY, JACQUELINE CHARLES, SHIRSHO DASGUPTA, KEVIN G. HALL AND ROSMERY IZAGUIRRE

Julia Guzmán lost her husband Victor Raúl Vega last August when 13 members of her household in the Peruvian capital of Lima contracted the coronavirus at the same time. She was quickly kicked off her husband’s state insurance plan and now fears reinfection, unable to get vaccinated.

“There are no vaccines here … the system is so slow,” said Guzmán, 54, who helps care for agrandson and is desperate for her 20-year-old daughter to get vaccinated.

Sarcastically, she adds, they’ll be vaccinated by 2030: “Sadly, this is our situation.”

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