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Brazil tries to cover up Covid-19 death count

This week, we talk about the Brazilian government’s active attempts to cover up the Covid-19 problem. And the rollercoaster that has been the country’s foreign exchange rate.

To cure a fever, break the thermometer

Incapable of containing the spread of the coronavirus, Brazil’s government has instead engaged in hiding the numbers of the pandemic in the country. Since last week, when the number of daily new deaths started breaking consecutive records — always in the four-digit territory —, the federal government began tampering with official data.

  • Earlier last week, the government began delaying its updates until after all nightly...
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