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Poorer neighborhoods are coronavirus breeding grounds

We’re covering today the vulnerability of poorer communities facing the coronavirus crisis. How freezing prices could create supply shortages. And Brazilians’ behaviors during quarantine.

The coronavirus’ lethality is boosted by economic inequality

Covid-19 reached Brazil through the country’s influential jet-set, which can afford international trips. “In Brazil, over 300 people started the epidemic, mostly coming from Italy. That led to a quick spread of the virus,” said Dr. Ester Sabino, a researcher at the University of São Paulo’s Institute of Tropical Medicine. But it will be in big cities’ peripheral neighborhoods that the virus will spread like wildfire. Census...

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