Friday, May 29, 2020

Brazil's Callous COVID-19 Attitude

Julio Croda, an epidemiologist who used to head Brazil's health ministry's department of immunization and transmissible diseases, said he encountered a lack of urgency from the government when his department predicted that the elderly would bear the brunt of the coronavirus.
Croda reported that when informed that older people would be more likely to die from the disease, Solange Vieira, who leads the Superintendence of Private Insurance, linked to the country's finance ministry and who helped reform the country's pensions, said:
 "It's good that deaths are concentrated among the old. That will improve our economic performance as it will reduce our pension deficit." 

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