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Covid in Latin America

Brazil: The ‘little flu’ takes over

Brazil stands out as one of the world’s major epicentres of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as a country where the political and policy response to the virus has been notoriously poor. By early March 2021 over 10m cases and over a quarter of a million deaths had been recorded as a result of the virus. Both numbers are almost certainly underestimates. Experts say the real number of infections could be two to three times higher. Brazil has the second largest number of reported deaths in the world after the United States.

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