Losing a Generation of Scientists

The economic toll of COVID-19 is gutting Latin America’s research infrastructure at a time when it’s needed most.
Latin America is home to less than 10% of the global population but nearly a third of reported COVID-19 deaths. Researchers who rushed to lend their expertise to response efforts—and prove the value of decades of research investment—have been met with deep funding cuts.
Mexican researchers have effectively been asked to spend their own money on COVID-19 relief.  
But one advantage: Years of scarce funding has taught Latin American researchers to be resourceful in lean times.

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