Mexican governor says poor are ‘immune’ to coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of a state in central Mexico is arguing that the poor are “immune” to the new coronavirus, even as the federal government suspends all nonessential government activities beginning Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus. Puebla Gov. Miguel Barbosa’s comment Wednesday was apparently partly a response to statistics saying three-fourths of Mexico’s 475 cases to date are related to international travel. Mexico’s poor don’t make many such trips. Barbosa is :taking that to an extreme with his argument: “The majority are wealthy people. If you are rich, you are at risk. If you are poor, no. We poor people, we are immune.”