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Postponing full-scale lockdown is a risk for Brazil
Brazil seems to be fulfilling the prediction that it would quickly become the world’s new Covid-19 epicenter. According to official Health Ministry data, the total number of cases sits above 135,000, with deaths approaching 10,000. However, it has become a scientific consensus that figures are grossly under-reported, with some estimates putting the actual number of infections between 1.6 and 2 million.