In a land of disbelief COVID-19 is running rampant: 13 photos show Mexico emerging as one of the latest coronavirus hotspots

With the seventh-highest global death toll in the world, Mexico is catching up to Brazil as one of the worst-affected Latin American countries. The country has been slow in clamping down on the outbreak after many public officials, including President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, refused to acknowledge its severity for a long time. But the government’s handling has not been the only problem: Many Mexicans have developed a stigma around the virus, and believe that it is a hoax or not as bad as it seems. It has also impacted the country’s healthcare workers, who are facing widespread

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