Fall 2020 News
From the Field
The challenges of COVID faced by poor communities in Ecuador seem worlds apart from those in the United States. So many people here live hand to mouth and simply can’t afford not to work. And most jobs put them face to face with many people, continuously exposing them to the virus.
The national healthcare system has largely failed them. If they show symptoms, there is little testing. And if they do get tested, it’s an antibody test whose accuracy is hardly better than flipping a coin…