Scientists forecasts that Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 will hit the worst in January, with the first increase of more than 4,000 deaths one day in the day. Tuesday due to the outbreak of this disease flooded the hospitals.
Brazil’s overall death toll is only an outbreak in the United States, with nearly 337,000 deaths, according to the Department of Health, compared with more than 555,000 deaths in the United States.
But with Brazil’s healthcare system at its breaking point, the country could have more deaths than the entire United States, even though it accounts for two-thirds of the U.S. population, two experts told Reuters.
“It̵7;s a chain reaction reactor that cannot be controlled. It’s a biological Fukushima, ”said Miguel Nicollis, a Brazilian doctor and professor at Duke University, who is closely monitoring the virus.
On Tuesday, the health ministry reported another 4,195 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, higher than the country’s previous one-day record. Brazil has held daily death records every week since late February, as more widespread local variables and little social isolation efforts have created an uncontrolled outbreak.
With massive vaccinations aimed at curbing outbreaks in the United States, Brazil has become the epicenter of the epidemic, with about one in four deaths per day worldwide, according to Reuters analysis.
President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for masking and blocking that public health experts consider to be the best way to reduce transmission of the virus.
Last year, the country took a leap as the world rushes to secure vaccines, slowing the launch of national immunization programs.
Despite the recent escalation, Brazilian officials insist that the country will soon be able to return to normal similar businesses.
“We think it will be a few months from now that Brazil can get back in business,” Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said at an online event Tuesday. But it’s much less than the decline we experienced last year… and much shorter. ”
Bolsonaro responded to growing political pressure with a half-dozen ministry’s tremendous shakings, giving loyalists a central role ahead of what could be a tough election campaign next year to a political nemesis.