The West African nation of Mali has roughly one ventilator per 1 million of its people ? 20 in all to help the critically ill. In Peru, with more than 32 million people, about 350 beds in intensive care units exist.
Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions that have brought an unparalleled shock to the global economy.
Newscasts bring word of ?hot zones? and ?lockdowns.? Conversations are littered with talk of ?quarantines? and ?isolation.? Leaders urge ?social distancing? and ?sheltering in place? and ?flattening the curve.?
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,500 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.
Iran’s leaders on Friday marked the Persian new year by vowing to overcome the coronavirus and build up the economy, striking an upbeat tone after authorities’ delayed response to the pandemic contributed to the worst outbreak in the Middle East.
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