Doctors in overwhelmed hospitals in Mexico City say the reality of the epidemic is being hidden from the country.
Dr. Giovanna Avila, who works at Hospital de Especialidades Belisario Domínguez, said, “It’s like we doctors are living in two different worlds. One is inside of the hospital with patients dying all the time. And the other is when we walk out onto the streets and see people walking around, clueless of what is going on and how bad the situation really is.”
Mexico City has tallied 2,500 deaths from suspected Covid-19 infections. Mexico is officially reporting 700 in the area.
Only 0.4 of every 1,000 people in Mexico are tested for the virus — far the lowest of the dozens of nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which average about 23 tests for every 1,000 people.