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Brazil Is Becoming the New Epicenter of the Pandemic

An uncoordinated response, political polarization, and the sheer size of the country may help explain it

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Brazil is now the country with the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths — only the United States has a more devastating case count. Over 100 days after the first case was confirmed in…




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Mariana Lenharo

Mariana Lenharo

Science and health journalist with a special interest in evidence-based medicine and epidemics. Columbia Journalism School alumna. mari.lenharo@gmail.com.

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