How Brazil’s President turned the country into a global epicenter of COVID-19

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In this manuscript, we point out that the federal government headed by President Bolsonaro has pursued a political agenda that contributed to the spread of COVID-19, transforming the country into a major repository for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants, thus representing a risk for worldwide containment efforts. Furthermore his actions are also weakening democratic institutions, which could counter his political agenda, effectively facilitating the spread of COVID-19. Thus, the perpetuation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil is due to human behaviour factors, especially high-level public decision makers.
Ferrante L, Duczmal L, Steinmetz WA, Almeida ACL, Leão J, Vassao RC, et al. How Brazil’s President turned the country into a global epicenter of COVID-19. J Public Health Policy. 2021 Aug;in press. doi:10.1057/s41271-021-00302-0.
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