Brazil’s national government has undermined COVID-19 containment measures

Matheus Falcão of Brazilian Center for Health Studies and the Peoples Health Movement Brazil talks the COVID-19 situation in Brazil and how the government’s decisions got the country to where it is today.

August 14, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

Brazil has passed the concerning milestone of over one hundred thousand deaths from COVID-19, and over three million confirmed cases, and the infection rate shows no indication of slowing down. This is largely in part to the ineffective policies of the Brazilian government that has since March refused to recognize the seriousness of the virus.