Half a million COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, no end in sight

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With Robert Muggah

Dozens of states across Brazil took part in anti-Bolsonaro protests this weekend. Thousands took to the streets to protest against the president’s leadership during the pandemic. Many are furious with how the government passed up the chance to buy COVID-19 vaccines. Some even called the lack of action around the pandemic a form of genocide.

This all comes as Brazil surpassed half a million COVID-19 related deaths.

Today on Front Burner, director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro and political analyst Robert Muggah on the devastating toll that COVID-19 has taken on Brazil, the implications that has on President Jair Bolsonaro, and what it might take for the country to come out of this crisis.

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