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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:35 PM

Brazil's Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

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Source: MSN/New York Times

RIO DE JANEIRO — Covid-19 has already left a trail of death and despair in Brazil, one of the worst in the world. Now, a year into the pandemic, the country is setting another wrenching record.

No other nation that experienced such a major outbreak is still grappling with record-setting death tolls and a health care system on the brink of collapse. Many other hard-hit nations are, instead, taking tentative steps toward a semblance of normalcy.

But Brazil is battling a more contagious variant that has trampled one major city and is spreading to others, even as Brazilians toss away precautionary measures that could keep them safe.

On Tuesday, Brazil recorded more than 1,700 Covid-19 deaths, the highest single-day toll of the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/brazils-covid-crisis-is-a-warning-to-the-whole-world-scientists-say/ar-BB1ebH5J?li=BBnb7Kz



If any Republicans miss a Republican-like response to COVID, they can go to Brazil:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/world/Bolsonaro-face-masks.html

As Brazil faces record Covid-19 deaths, a variant-fueled surge and lagging vaccinations, Bolsonaro disparages masks.

RIO DE JANEIRO — The daily death toll of Covid-19 in Brazil hit a record high of 1,582 on Thursday, according to a news consortium’s survey of local health departments. The painful milestone came as President Jair Bolsonaro railed against face masks, despite compelling scientific evidence that they are effective at preventing infections.

A rise in coronavirus infections in several states in Brazil, which officials say is being driven by more contagious variants, has overwhelmed hospitals across the country.

While epidemiologists and health officials warn of a worsening crisis in the weeks ahead, Mr. Bolsonaro took aim at masks during his weekly address on Facebook Thursday. Citing an unspecified German study, the president said masks were bad for children and that wearing them could lead to headaches, difficulty concentrating and a “decreased perception of happiness.”

Mr. Bolsonaro has been criticized at home and abroad for his cavalier response to the coronavirus pandemic. He has questioned the use of quarantine measures, social distancing and has sowed doubts about vaccines, saying he does not intend to get a shot.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:48 PM

1. look no further than their asshole leader...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:16 PM

2. They did nothing to try to stop it. Not even as much as america. And that was very little.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:50 PM

3. Keep reading past the headline, natural immunity not enough to prevent re-infection

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:27 PM

4. Stop and think what would have happened in the U.S. if tRump had been reelected

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Response to Cozmo (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:30 AM

8. This deserves its own thread. Nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:45 PM

5. That countries with RW asshole leaders are getting hit hardest

is just a coincidence and we shouldn't draw any conclusions about the responses by Bolsonaro, Trump, Modi, Putin, etc. resulting in catastrophic failure.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:13 PM

6. Look no further than the Bolsonaro government for the cause of their unfortunate situation

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:19 PM

7. "Neanderthal Leadership" strikes again. nt

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