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Covid in Latin America

Chile bets on mass vaccination

One of the features of the global pandemic has been that government responses have been erratic, confounding predictions, with both unexpected successes and unexpected failures in the different phases of the crisis. Chile is a case in point, struggling to cope in the lockdown phase but suddenly becoming much more effective during immunisation phase. Although Chile scores well in terms of per capita income levels, and has an above-average health system and low labour informality, the country nevertheless entered the first phase of the pandemic in a weakened state. In October 2019, six months before the start of the pandemic, intense street protests and riots had spread across the country supporting demands for major social and political reforms. Protests continued intermittently after the start of the pandemic.

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