Two diseases on deathly collusion path a story of Jiquilisco, El Salvador

Patients with chronic kidney disease are amongst the most vulnerable sectors of the population and research shows more vulnerable to contracting the worst effects of COVID-19. In Jiquilisco, a coastal municipality of Usulután, El Salvador, the two diseases have merged in its deadly dance within a population that is also battling chronic and multidimensional poverty. The mandatory quarantine – called lockdown in other parts of the world – left this part of the population without the possibility of generating income and confined to houses not fit for allowing isolation.