Coronavirus

2 million Covid-19 cases: the anatomy of a disaster

Brazil surpasses unwelcome milestone of coronavirus infections, with no prospect of improvement in sight

2 million cases coronavirus

By the time you read this, Brazil will have surpassed the mark of 2 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, making it only the second country in the world to have done so, along with the U.S. Almost five months since Latin America’s largest country recorded its first case of coronavirus, infection numbers are still increasing.

Brazil’s Covid-19 curve has shown no signs of flattening; in fact, the progression of the disease has followed a different dynamic to other majorly affected nations around the world, characterized by rapid increases and subsequent decelerations. Brazil has not seen a Covid-19 peak....

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