Friends and comrades in Chiapas confirm that the situation in the communities has become very tense due to the level of misinformation and historical (and justified) distrust of the government and all official entities.
After 120 days of the pandemic in Chiapas, journalists from Chiapas Paralelo and Alerta Chiapas agreed in a discussion “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Citizens of Chiapas” that the health sector in the state is saturated in the effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
“People such as the SNTSA leader, the union representative from Gomez Maza Hospital and the delegate of the Red Cross in Chiapas have raised their voices to say that the system has collapsed. Citizens contradict the official figures because there are sick people in their environment, people who have sought care at COVID clinics and have not received it; the general figures generate mistrust, Facebook seems like an obituary [page]”, said Samuel Revueltas, a journalist with Alerta Chiapas.
“The figures are laughable and the truth is that people don’t believe them. There is strong under-registration, the numbers of deaths and those infected…
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