Opinion

What will Brazilian society look like after the pandemic?

Widespread deaths, mass unemployment, and no solutions from the political class paint a grim future for post-Covid-19 Brazil

What will Brazilian society look like after the pandemic?
Despite the pandemic, anti-Bolsonaro activists are taking to the streets. Photo: Alf Ribeiro/Shutterstock

Brazil might be the worst hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic in the world. As of writing, the country has 850,796 cases and recorded 42,791 deaths, though the real figures are likely to be significantly higher. The situation is so bleak that the government tried to hide the total number of cases and deaths on its official online dashboard. When asked about the missing numbers, President Jair Bolsonaro joked that it would make news organizations “run out of subjects to talk about.” While the crisis still has no end in sight and we may well be stuck in this...

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