Explaining Brazil #179: Brazil’s vaccination success

This time last year, Brazilian citizens were unsure if they would ever get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Now, the country has immunized 80 percent of its adult population

Once the world’s Covid epicenter, Brazil’s big cities are lifting all of their Covid restrictions, even making face masks optional outdoors. Far from the disastrous policies enacted by the federal government during the height of the pandemic — which unquestionably contributed to Brazil’s Covid death toll of over 600,000 — the relaxation of measures is for a different and simple reason. Case and death numbers are way down in the country, and have been for some time. Why? Vaccination, of course.

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  • Euan Marshall is an editor at The Brazilian Report and also hosts the Explaining Brazil podcast in the absence of Gustavo Ribeiro.

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