Communities affected the most? Haiti, Cuba, South Africa, Vulnerable Communities of Color. July 2021
Jul 12, 2021
Soldiers patrol during a protest following
the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
Port-au-Prince. July 08, 2021.
Image: Richard Pierrin/Getty
Covid-19 and Countries in Turmoil
Haiti: Doctors Dodging
Street violence and COVID-19 are surging amid growing concerns that
reactions to President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination last week may
disrupt delivery of medical supplies,
reports The Washington Post.
Patients are afraid to travel to the
hospital; and “dodging bullets has become routine” for health
People displaced by the gunfire are filling
crowded shelters heightening transmission risk.
Several people have been killed in protests over the jailing of
former President Jacob Zuma, the
BBC reports, and police arrested dozens people over the
weekend for public violence and violation of COVID-19 lockdown
President Cyril Ramaphosa warned yesterday
that COVID-19 infections “remain extremely high” and
pledged to keep restrictions in place through July. (Medical