What’s Going On in Brazil?

Scary coronavirus lessons from the country becoming a new epicenter

What went wrong in Brazil? The country now has the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths — only the United States has a more devastating case count. Reporter Mariana Lenharo, who lives in Brazil, reports that an uncoordinated response, political polarization, and the country’s size all play a role in the spread. She writes:

“In my hometown, Ourinhos, a small city in the state of São Paulo, people crowded the streets of the downtown…




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