Some of the most powerful countries around the world such as, The United States of America, Italy, and Spain have been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic as they do not have enough hospital beds, ICU units, respirators, protective masks, medical gear, and medical supplies to deal with the pandemic. Here, I present the different early mitigation strategies and the timing taken by the governments of México and El Salvador to try to slow down the effect of the pandemic in their own territories. According to the World Bank the total population of El Salvador in 2018 was 6,420,744 people while the total population of México was 126,190,788. Therefore, México’s population is approximately twenty times larger than that of El Salvador.
|Publisher||Population Association of America (PAA) Applied Demography Newsletter|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2020|