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Mexico Sinks to Bottom of Pack After Fast Vaccination Start

Oct. 15, 2021, 2:00 PM

Mexico was the first Latin American nation to administer a vaccine against Covid-19 last December and has received by far the most donations from the U.S. Yet it’s now fallen far behind regional peers in the inoculation battle.

Supply-chain woes and poor logistics have left Latin America’s second-largest economy with just 39% of the population fully vaccinated, well below Argentina and Brazil, according to Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker. Even Ecuador, which had barely 3% of its population vaccinated in May, is now way ahead at around 58%.

The number of doses administered in a day in Mexico peaked at 1.45 ...

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