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Brazil’s stadium of the dead

Bolsonaro—who now has the disease himself—has overseen one of the worst coronavirus death tolls in the world. But then, a war on human dignity is what he promised all along

(200702) -- RORAIMA, July 2, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Indigenous people wait for medical consultation in Roraima state, Brazil, on June 30, 2020. A Brazilian military medical team is providing medical care to the indigenous people from June 30 to July 5, with services including COVID-19 tests. (Photo by Lucio Tavora/Xinhua)

Who should we blame for Brazil’s death toll? According to the local press, coronavirus deaths now exceed 65,000. And this can only be an underestimate, thanks to a severe lack of proper testing and an even more severe surplus of statistical massaging by smart bureaucracy. A lack of…

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