The virus continues to spread in Brazil amid a lack of co-ordinated measures The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter. The virus continues to spread as President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to back measures like social distancing. The health institute Fiocruz says the situation is “critical”. Only 11% of adults are fully vaccinated. Tens of thousands of Brazilians joined anti-government protests on Saturday. President Bolsonaro has been heavily criticized for not implementing a co-ordinated national response and for his skepticism toward vaccines, lockdowns and mask-wearing requirements, which he has sought to loosen. Covid – what’s gone wrong in Brazil? Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil? What happened when a whole town got Covid jabs? The country has reported, on […]