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Brazilian Senate Probes Bolsonaro’s Pandemic Response as Daily Death Toll Remains World’s Worst

HeadlineApr 16, 2021

Brazil’s Senate has launched an investigation into far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Brazil’s average daily death toll topped 3,000, the worst in the world. On Thursday, the president of the Doctors Without Borders said the humanitarian catastrophe is likely to intensify in the weeks ahead.

Dr. Christos Christou: “Each week, there is a grim new record of deaths and infections. The hospitals are overflowing. And yet there is still no coordinated, centralized response. Health workers are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted.”

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