A country of 200 million people is now the second-highest for. It is called a “genocide” with at one man. Plenty of countries have suffered through brutal . There was Italy’s initial wave in year, which woke the world up to the deadly power of coronavirus; the UK’s daily peak of 1200 cases in January, which showed COVID wasn’t quietly going away; and India’s crisis in May which dashed hopes the nation may have miraculously dodged the covid bullet.
However, one major nation hasn’t had to battle through debilitating COVID waves; instead, through a constant stream of virus times. It’s terrifying,” Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis told CNN. Some virus watchers have said Brazil could reach 800,000 deaths before its lackluster to have an effect.for more than a year. Brazil has passed the grim milestone of half a . Only the US has had more. And that’s before the more transmissible reached Brazil’s shores. “In June of last year, we reached 50,000 . In just one year, we have multiplied this number 10
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One-third of all COVID deaths in Brazil
On Saturday, thousands of protesters marched in Brazil’sagainst President Jair Bolsonaro. They blame Mr. Bolsonaro for downplaying the seriousness of the virus (which he derided as a “little flu”), questioning the usefulness of masks, mishandling the , and instead focusing, at least for a time, on unproven drugs such as hydroxychloroquine. Many are amazed the government offered to host the football tournament, which is being played now after other nations pulled out due to the pandemic in their own countries. A recent analysis said three out of four COVID deaths in Brazil were preventable. A has likened the disaster to a “genocide”.
On Saturday, the country’s health ministry said 500,800 people had died due to every day. There has barely been a day in the last year when fewer than 20,000 new . Since March 2021, around 60,000 Brazilians have become infected every 24 hours. In the previous two months, COVID-related illnesses have led to about 2,000 Brazilians perishing per day. In the major cities, 80 percent of hospital beds in are taken by COVID-19 patients.. Other statistics from the sprawling country of 200 million are just as sobering. , one-third of all the world’s covid deaths were in Brazil. According to the World COVID people. In virus-ravaged India, the figure is 2.71 deaths per million; in Britain – where about half the population is – the rate is just 0.14. Approaching 10 percent of all Brazilians, 17.8 million people, have caught covid. Around 72,000 Brazilians are contracting COVID
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Bolsonaro was blamed by many for the covid catastrophe.
Latin America has been hit hard by the coronavirus. But in Brazil, much of the blame for the sustained outbreaks is being laid at the feet of the government of the far-right, populist president. Mr. Bolsonaro, a critic of lockdowns, has held scores of busy, crowded rallies with his supporters during the .