Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week’s number is:
10 times more young coronavirus victims
The agricultural city of Araraquara, in the state of São Paulo, became one of Brazil’s major coronavirus hotbeds this year. Due to a massive surge of infections and deaths, local authorities imposed a 60-hour lockdown, during which time no-one is allowed on the street without proper justification. Meanwhile, the Army conducted an operation to sanitize the city’s public spaces.
According to Araraquara Mayor Edinho Silva, the new Amazon variant...