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Herd immunity claim challenged in the Amazon

Today, we cover the rising number of coronavirus cases in the Amazon. The disenchantment of markets with Jair Bolsonaro. The president’s son called a corrupt “ringleader.” And the possible end of Brazil’s IPO frenzy.

Amazon coronavirus herd immunity hopes at risk as cases rise

Last week, a yet-to-be-peer-reviewed study published on medical platform MedRxiv suggested that the Brazilian city of Manaus — the biggest in the Amazon, and Brazil’s first to experience a full-scale healthcare collapse in the country — had reached the level of so-called “herd immunity” against Covid-19. University of São Paulo researchers reached that conclusion by combining...

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