Sunday 25 April 2021

How Brazil’s coronavirus response went from bad to absolute disaster

DW News shows that the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis in Brazil is going from bad to worse. Critics point to government mismanagement for the 2nd highest COVID death toll in the world. Doctors Without Borders calls it a humanitarian catastrophe. It says authorities’ refusal to adopt evidence-based public health measures has sent far too many to an early grave.

Last week Brazil accounted for over a quarter of global COVID-19 deaths. Unlike other countries, the virus is killing many children. Some doctors blame an extreme immune response to the virus multi-system inflammatory syndrome.

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