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Covid-19 Pandemic Ravages Brazil

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image An aerial photograph of a burial in April 2020 in Manaus, in the Amazon forest in Brazil, where people who died of suspected or confirmed Covid-19 are buried. © 2020 Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images President Jair Bolsonaro went on national TV last week and claimed to have adopted all necessary measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. As he was speaking, thousands of Brazilians banged pots on their windows in disagreement – with good reason.  Brazil’s national health system is on the verge of collapse: Intensive care units across the country are at or near capacity:…

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