CORONAVIRUS: Do the numbers even mean anything?

Every day, members of the Health Ministry gather for a press conference with their daily coronavirus update. But despite these official numbers being used by the mainstream press all over the world, they don’t tell us much about the path of the virus in the country.In fact — NO ONE really knows how many people have been infected by the coronavirus, nor how many have died of Covid-19.Which makes any projection for the future little more than an educated guess. That is a major problem for Latin America’s largest country, because — to overcome the crisis, we first need to know what exactly we are facing.