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Weekly Report - 18 November 2021 (WR-21-46)

BRAZIL: Beating Covid?

Brazil has been racking up encouraging news on the coronavirus (Covid-19). On 8 November, the state of São Paulo did not record a single death from the disease. A week later, on 15 November, Rio de Janeiro’s main Covid-19 hospital discharged its last Covid patient. That same day, Brazil overtook the US in terms of vaccination coverage: according to ‘Our World in Data’, 60% of the Brazilian population is now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, compared with 58% in the US.

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