QUERETARO, Mexico 

A state governor in Mexico has triggered outrage in the country by claiming that “poor people” are immune from the novel coronavirus.    

Luis Miguel Barbosa, the governor of Puebla, said earlier this week at a press conference that poor people in Mexico should not worry about the global pandemic. 

“If you are rich, you have a risk. If you are poor, no. The poor are immune,” he said.  

There is nothing to support the idea that only rich people are at risk of the coronavirus. The governor said people who travel could be at more risk, and

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