Mexico’s official COVID-19 death toll has topped 200,000 — coming in third for fatalities after Brazil and the U.S. Many public health experts believe Mexico’s true death toll is likely closer to 300,000, due to a severe lack of testing and poor reporting on COVID-19 cases.
India has cut back on exports of COVID-19 vaccines amid a massive wave of cases across South Asia. India’s decision is slowing vaccination efforts in poorer nations, which are already lagging far behind rich countries like the U.K. and the United States.
Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea, which reported zero COVID-19 cases for months earlier in the pandemic, has seen a recent surge in cases that is overwhelming the nation’s healthcare system.