Over 50,000 people dead in Brazil because of killer Coronavirus and there are now more than 1 million Novel Coronavirus cases in the country. This makes Brazil the #2 hotspot in the globe, for the Coronavirus pandemic, the #1 being the United States of America.
The Health Ministry reported that in the last 24 hours, 1,022 people have died in Brazil, because of the killer Coronavirus. Very worrying is the fact that in the past 4 days, over 1,000 people have died each day in Brazil, because of the virus. Brazil has a population of over 200 million people and it has now become one of the most troublesome hotspots for the Coronavirus pandemic.
On February 1, 2020, Brazil had confirmed that it had got its first case of the Coronavirus disease. Now, Brazil has confirmed that it has more than 1 million Coronavirus cases in the country. But according to experts, this is not the right number of cases being reported by Brazil, as there is no proper widespread Novel Coronavirus testing that is being done by Brazil. Brazil is the biggest country of Latin America.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to adopt social distancing measures in Brazil, to help prevent the spread of the killer virus. President Jair Bolsonarostates that these social distancing measures are actually job killers and really far more dangerous than the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in itself.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro states:
“We have a mission: to save lives without leaving jobs behind. On the one hand, we must be cautious and cautious with everyone, especially with the elderly and those with pre-existing diseases. On the other hand, we must combat unemployment, which is growing rapidly, especially among the poorest.”
But, people in Brazil do not agree with what Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has to say and on the list of people who do not agree, are city mayors and state governors. Sao Paulo governor, Joao Doria says:
“There is no leadership. President Jair Bolsonaro is not leading Brazil at such a serious and difficult time acting as an army captain who has no knowledge, no scientific experience in health or public health, who works according to what he thinks, on assumptions, and personal desires on a subject very serious because it has to do with people’s lives.”
President Jair Bolsonaro has become famous for comparing Coronavirus cases to a “little flu”. He is also promoting the use of a couple of anti-malarial drugs to fight the deadly Coronavirus, namely hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine – this in spite of the fact that there is hardly any evidence at all, that such drugs work.
Since the pandemic began in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has sacked Brazilian health ministers due to clashes he had with them regarding policy differences. Luiz Henrique Mandetta, one of the health ministers he fired, says:
“The health ministry and state governors are telling people to stay home and practice social distancing, and the president is saying and doing the opposite.”
Earlier this month, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a threat to the World Health Organization (WHO), saying that he would quit the organization. He accused the WHO of “ideological bias” against the drugs.
Needless to say, not all in Brazil are against President Jair Bolsonaro. Marcio Coimbra has been a member of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and has known him for many years.
Marcio Coimbra says:
“Those who are anti-Bolsonaro, are in favor of social distancing rules etc and identity in this group. But if you support Bolsonaro, you must talk about the economy and jobs that will be lost etc.”
President Jair Bolsonaro also claims that Coronavirus is all a media trick and states:
“The people will soon see that they were tricked by these governors and by the large part of the media when it comes to coronavirus. It is a shameless campaign, a colossal and absurd campaign against the head of state … They want to force me out however possible.”
Since the onset of June 2020, Brazil has recorded the highest number of Coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, as compared with any other country. According to official estimates, this is recorded at 19,000 new deaths and 518,000 new infections.
University of Sao Paulo virologist, Paulo Brandão, says:
“We have all the conditions here for the pandemic to become much more serious.”
Chirag Vasani is Chief Editor for wwbnn. He has been writing online and offline since many years now. When he is not writing, he likes to play golf.