Mexico has the highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests in the world

As countries around the world try to get their economies back on track, the number of tests for coronavirus that test positive has become the indicator to watch. 5% is the threshold to reopen safely; 10% is disturbing, 20% outrageous.

In Mexico, the rate stands at 50%.

The high numbers are easy to explain, although not so easy to solve. The Latin American country has stubbornly declined to run large-scale tests and instead examines only those who are likely to test positive. At the end of May, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion . . .

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