Brazil: 1 year and 250,000 deaths later

Brazil reached a staggering milestone on Wednesday, surpassing 250,000 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in a pandemic that has lasted for a year — almost to the day. The country’s death toll trails only that of the U.S., but experts agree Brazil’s real tallies are much higher. Reduced testing and a lack of contact tracing have prevented the country from accurately assessing the scope of the sanitary catastrophe.