Coronavirus

How an outbreak happens in a continental country such as Brazil

Researchers have mapped the biggest coronavirus risk areas in Brazil, and affirm that air travel routes may be carrying Covid-19 nationwide

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Brasilia Airport. Photo: Paulo H. Carvalho/ABsb

Since the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic, The Brazilian Report has explained the impacts of the virus on Brazil, whether in the economy, politics, or society. As of Friday evening, the country has almost 18,000 confirmed cases and 941 deaths. That the country’s health system is unable to serve a large contingent of people, whether public or private, is hardly news for Brazilians. In fact, it was the private sector that first felt the effects of Covid-19’s rapid transmission, as the virus arrived in Brazil from the well-traveled elite...

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