Argentina: the austral summer tarnished by the Omicron variant

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People wait to be tested for Covid-19, outside the Pirovano Hospital, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 4, 2022, during the peak of the epidemic.

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By: Théo Conscience Follow

The editorial magazine takes you today to Argentina, where this austral summer was to be that of a return to normal.

After 22 months of a pandemic that has killed more than 120,000 people, and plunged two and a half million people into poverty, after waiting and delays in the delivery of vaccines, the Argentines hoped to finally be able to turn the page.

This was without counting on the Omicron variant and its exponential contamination curve, which hit the country hard.

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In Mar del Plata, a seaside resort located 400 km south of the capital Buenos Aires, the third wave of Covid-19 came to spoil a tourist season which promised to be historic.

"In Argentina, the austral summer tarnished by the Omicron variant", a great report by Théo Conscience.  

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