In Nicaragua, Doctors Who Spoke Up About Covid-19 Also Lost Their Jobs

MEXICO CITY—Carlos Quant, an infectious-illness expert at a Managua public hospital, was fired in early…

MEXICO CITY—Carlos Quant, an infectious-illness expert at a Managua public hospital, was fired in early June following he structured a team of like-minded colleagues to tell Nicaraguans how to protect on their own from the new coronavirus.

Considering the fact that then, at least an additional 21 physicians in Nicaragua—the 2nd-poorest state in the Western Hemisphere, following Haiti—have been purged, getting rid of their positions in public hospitals throughout the state, according to testimony from physicians and health care associations. Two others resigned.