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AQ Podcast: Frontline Doctors on COVID-19’s Lessons for Latin America

Healthcare workers from Brazil, Chile and Ecuador weigh the impact of inequality and preparation.
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As it tears through Latin America, the coronavirus has highlighted both the importance of smart governance, as well as the toll of the region’s inequality. On the Americas Quarterly Podcast, Editor-in-chief Brian Winter speaks to doctors on the frontlines of the crisis about what they’re seeing, what they’ve learned about prevention, and how they envision a more equitable healthcare system.

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Dr. Enrique Boloña is the director of the intensive care unit at Clínica Guayaquil.

Dr. David Acuña is an emergency room doctor at Hospital Clínico de la Universidad Católica and at Hospital Sótero del Río in Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Sidney Klajner is a surgeon and president of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil. 

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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