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On the Consequences of Having Omnipotent National Presidents Who Do Not Heed Their Expert´s Advices and Other Lessons From a Pandemic

Cristóbal Lárez Velásquez

Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida 5101, Venezuela

Dr. Cristóbal Lárez Velásquez, Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida 5101, Venezuela.

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; Pandemic; Pneumonia

Abstract

The current pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, finally named SARS-CoV-2, whose epicentre was located in China during its initial stages and later moved to Europe, has been established in a very alarming way, and for now, in the American continent. Thus, at the end of May 2020, the two countries with the highest number of new infections on the planet are the United States of America and Brazil. This unfortunate reality has taken place because the scant attention paid to this immense problem by the presidents of these two countries, without paying attention to the brilliant experts who are exhibiting as advisers in their administrations. Such a situation has possibly caused the pandemic to claim many more victims, and not only in their countries, than would have occurred on a more rational action scenario on their part. Therefore, these reflections aim to alert anyone who wants to know them on the consequences of this type of action by deaf rulers to the recommendations of world and national scientific authorities.

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