Same virus, different responses: Mexico vs. Utah

in Health/Local Roundup

Governments and citizens across the world have had to adapt to the pandemic. Two places — Tabasco, Mexico, and Utah, U.S. — show how political, cultural and societal differences have shaped varying responses to COVID-19 across the world.

The state of Tabasco is located in the South East of Mexico. It is 9,755 square miles and has a population of 2.395 million, compared to Utah’s 84,898 square miles and population of 3.206 million.

The Utah Health Department has reported 9,999 cases and 113 deaths as of June 1 at 2:30 p.m. In general, Utah falls on the lower end of the national scale with the U.S. at 1.8 million cases. Tabasco, in contrast, currently has the fourth-highest number of cases in the country at 4,142, while Mexico has reported 90,664 as of May 31 at 7: p.m.

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