Brazil recently registered 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day. Brazil has been tumbling from one negative record to the next of late. The so-called 8220;Brazilian mutation8221;has seen infection rates skyrocket: The country is currently registering more than 70,000 new infections every day and daily COVID-related deaths recently surpassed 3,000, the most ever since the pandemic began — so far. Still, it is safe to say that Brazil would likely be doing far better if the federal government in Brasilia had taken the first wave of infections in Manaus as a warning. Although the government guarantees citizens basic health care, it is not available everywhere. And Brazil was so short on doctors before the coronavirus appeared that for a time the government 8220;leased8221; thousands of Cuban physicians from the communist regime in Havana.
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