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Brazil Blows Past 300,000 Covid Deaths With No Respite in Sight

  • Latin America’s largest nation is world’s worst hit after U.S.
  • President Bolsonaro facing more pressure from business leaders

Brazil became just the second country to cross the mark of 300,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic at a time when the disease is raging like wildfire across the vast Latin American country and overrunning hospitals.

It took just two-and-a-half months for Brazil to go from 200,000 to 300,000 deaths compared with five months between 100,000 and 200,000 fatalities, in a sign of the speed at which Covid-19 and its P.1 variant is spreading.