COVID-19 in Brazil: The people’s response

Jessy Dayane of Levante Popular da Juventude talks about the impressive response of Brazil’s movements to the pandemic.

June 26, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

The coronavirus pandemic has sent a shockwave through Brazil which as of June 26 stands second in the world with 1 million 228 thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus and 54 thousand deaths. Hospitals are at capacity and the country also has experienced one of the highest rates of death of medical professionals amid the pandemic. However, Brazil’s social movements have not stood by idly. They have been organizing around a list of demands with regards to economic support to vulnerable populations, public health policies and above all protection of the people. They have also organized solidarity initiatives across the country to attend to those who need it most.