After the dreadful toll the pandemic took this spring, Italy has gradually managed to limit the spread of the virus. Recently, the country received wide acclaim for its approach. But the peninsula is not off the hook. Large regional differences exist. Seroprevalence data have been misinterpreted by the media. Herd immunity might have been acquired in an area of 42,000 people, 0.07% of Italy’s population.
So far, the pandemic has claimed nearly 185,000 lives in Brazil. In particular the indigenous minority in the Amazon region has been left very vulnerable. A precarious public health support has aggravated this situation. The troubling story of a population facing multiple threats at the same time.