Doctors and nurses work in the covid-19 intensive care unit at the Emilio Ribas Institute of Infectious Disease hospital in São Paulo. (Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg News) Hospitals nearing capacity. Deaths soaring. A president urging people back to work . São Paulo, the largest city in the Western Hemisphere, is emerging as the coronavirus pandemic’s latest global hot spot. Confirmed cases in the city have soared 34 percent and at least 510 people have died in the past week as the public health infrastructure buckles and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to shrug off the crisis. “This is the picture of Bolsonaro’s Brazil,” said Gerson Salvador, an infectious-disease specialist in the intensive care unit at São Paulo’s University Hospital. “People are being exterminated . There is no organized system to care for them. They are being advised to go out and given no alternative but to work.” Across Brazil, more than […]