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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

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

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