Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

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    Brazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases. Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for treatment in some cities, and the health system is on the brink of collapse in many areas. The country's total death toll is now almost 337,000, second only to the US. But President Jair Bolsonaro continues to oppose any lockdown measures to curb the outbreak. He argues that the damage to the economy would be worse than the effects of the virus itself, and has tried to revert some of the restrictions imposed by local authorities in the courts.

    Speaking to supporters outside the presidential residence on Tuesday, he criticised quarantine measures claiming they were linked to obesity and depression and led to unemployment. He did not comment on the 4,195 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. To date, Brazil has recorded more than 13 million cases of coronavirus, according to the health ministry. Some 66,570 people died with Covid-19 in March, more than double the previous monthly record.


    What is the situation in the country?​

    In most states, patients with Covid-19 are using more than 90% of intensive care unit beds though numbers have been stable since the past week, according to the health institute Fiocruz (in Portuguese). Several states have reported short supplies of oxygen and sedative. But despite the critical situation, some cities and states are already easing measures limiting the movement of people."The fact is the anti-lockdown narrative of President Jair Bolsonaro has won," Miguel Lago, executive director of Brazil's Institute for Health Policy Studies, which advises public health officials, told the Associated Press."Mayors and governors are politically prohibited from beefing up social distancing policies because they know supporters of the president, including business leaders, will sabotage it," he said.

    The far-right president - who repeatedly played down the virus, raised doubts about vaccines and defended unproven drugs as treatment - has seen his popularity plummet amid heavy criticism of his handling of the crisis. He has shifted his tone on immunisations recently, pledging to make 2021 the year of vaccinations. But the country has struggled with the rollout of its programme. Critics say his government was slow in negotiating supplies amid a worldwide run, leaving Brazil facing delays in receiving jabs. Only around 8% of the population has been given at least one dose, according to the Our World in Data tracker. Epidemiologist Ethel Maciel said the country was in a "dreadful situation", telling AFP news agency: "At the rate, we're vaccinating... the only way to slow the extremely fast spread of the virus is an effective lockdown for at least 20 days."

    What is the Brazil variant?​

    Fiocruz says it has detected 92 variants of coronavirus in the country, including the P.1, or Brazil, variant, which has become a cause for concern because it is thought to be much more contagious than the original strain. The variant is thought to have emerged in Amazonas state in November 2020, spreading quickly in the state capital Manaus, where it accounted for 73% of cases by January 2021, according to figures analysed by researchers in Brazil. It has been linked to a spike in infections and deaths in a number of South American countries.

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    honesty

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    what actually happens in sri lanka?
    do we sinhalus fight better against the virus or actually there is no virus when no testing?
     
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    what actually happens in sri lanka?
    do we sinhalus fight better against the virus or actually there is no virus when no testing?
    I think out of politics. I think we fight better. Almost all civilians still wearing masks. People still check fever and washing hands. Unlike uncivilized south Americans who don't care about these. According to official info, testing is not reduced still at a stable rate.
    https://hpb.health.gov.lk/covid19-dashboard/
     

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    I think out of politics. I think we fight better. Almost all civilians still wearing masks. People still check fever and washing hands. Unlike uncivilized south Americans who don't care about these. According to official info, testing is not reduced still at a stable rate.
    https://hpb.health.gov.lk/covid19-dashboard/

    You honestly think that?? can you remember few months back, when the Navy chain detected, it was middle of a lockdown and people were 100 times more cautious than the present, then the chain identified 700+ some patients and the contagious rate was really high similar to other countries.

    but a year later, daily discovering rate + death rate is flatted, unnaturally..
     

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    You honestly think that?? can you remember few months back, when the Navy chain detected, it was middle of a lockdown and people were 100 times more cautious than the present, then the chain identified 700+ some patients and the contagious rate was really high similar to other countries.

    but a year later, daily discovering rate + death rate is flatted, unnaturally..
    According to my observation, we even have a reduced number of other virus diseases compared to the pre-covid era because of the new lifestyle. Italians/Europeans, Americans are not tolerant of that new lifestyle due to their culture and politics. BTW I always like to be optimistic in this case.
     
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    I think sinhalu genes have the strongest resistance against the virus.
     

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    According to my observation, we even have a reduced number of other virus diseases compared to the pre-covid era because of the new lifestyle. Italians/Europeans, Americans are not tolerant of that new lifestyle due to their culture and politics. BTW I always like to be optimistic in this case.
    You are not wrong... In many developed countries the usual normal flu cycle didn't take place. As you said, less travelling in public transport, less contact and good hygiene - specially with hands.

    The Brazilian government was warned about this situation that there would be daily casualties in excess of 4000 by April. Sadly that occurred. Also they were warned that the total death count might surpass that of the USA. Hope and pray that'll not happen but it certainly looks pretty much worrying situation.

    Remember once Bolsonaro laughed it off saying it's just a flu.... His failure to lock down when it was required played a serious part. Like in SL they are run by incompetents. A pandemic should be handled by experts in that field. Not by politicians or the armed forces.
    So far they could only manage to get about 2.9% of the population vaccinated. That's another pathetic scenario.

    Also just as you said their culture doesn't help too... They are mostly based on contact, it's normal to them to hug and greet. Also some areas are densely populated. Life in Favelas can be disastrous in a pandemic situation with poor living conditions and sanitation. I have visited a favela and seen it first hand. :(

    PS: Yesterday there were 90,000 new cases and another 3700 dead in Brazil - while India reported 126,000 new cases and 684 deaths.
     
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    mokadda lankawe rahasa loku pathirimak penne naa. (anduwa test karanne nathin hinda covid cases ahuwenawa adu wenawa kiyala hithuwath. marana hanganna baa ne. loku marana rate ekak penneth naa.) dan mask danne nathi minissu ennawa. samahara aya danne aurudu 100 withara parana surgical mask. soacial distancing and atha hedima aththema naa.
     
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    mokadda lankawe rahasa loku pathirimak penne naa. (anduwa test karanne nathin hinda covid cases ahuwenawa adu wenawa kiyala hithuwath. marana hanganna baa ne. loku marana rate ekak penneth naa.) dan mask danne nathi minissu ennawa. samahara aya danne aurudu 100 withara parana surgical mask. soacial distancing and atha hedima aththema naa.
    ප්‍රධාන හේතුව ජනතාව සෞඛ්‍ය උපදෙස් පිළිපැදීම ...... පොඩි උන් පවා අත් සෝදන්න, මාස්ක් එක දාන්න දැන් හරි උනන්දුයි...... ඒත් අප්‍රේල් ගොඩක් පරිස්සම් වෙන්න ඕන මාසයක්.....
     
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