RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Jair Bolsonaro relativized on Monday, March 22nd, the gravity of the impact of Covid-19 in Brazil. In an event at the Planalto Palace, he said the country is “doing well” and “setting an example” amid the pandemic, and that “it seems that, in the whole world, only in Brazil people are dying.”
The Brazilian data of new deaths and cases by Covid-19, when compared to other countries, however, show that the situation is very serious, both in relative and absolute numbers.
The country currently has one of the highest incidences of new deaths . . .