Brazil Reaches 200,000 Killed by Covid-19 after A Series of Errors in Fighting the Pandemic

Denial, negligence, incompetence, and violations of laws are pointed out as reasons for the country to have overcome the mark

São Paulo

It only took 72 hours for the life of Tiago Cária Sartini, 38, to change forever. Within three days, the engineer had lost his father and mother to Covid-19.

José Luiz Sartini, 73, and Maria das Graças Cária Sartini, 69, were taking all possible precautions to avoid infection. However, it was not enough. "Anyone who minimizes this disease has, at the very least, a cognitive deficit," says the son.

Both parents are part of the sad mark that Brazil reached this Thursday (7). After ten months since the first victim was registered here, on March 16, the country accounts for 200 thousand deaths from the disease and a series of errors in the fight against the pandemic, some of them liable to the responsibility of the Brazilian President, as pointed out by public health and law experts.

This Thursday, 1,120 deaths were recorded by Covid-19 and 56,404 new cases of the disease. The total number of cases is already 7,930,943. The country's data is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between Folha, UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, and G1 to gather and disclose the numbers related to the pandemic of the new coronavirus. The information is collected directly from the state Health Departments.

Brazil is the second country in the world with the most deaths in absolute numbers, second place only to the United States.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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