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Many Brazilians Insist on Pfizer Even With 500,000 Covid Deaths

  • They shun AstraZeneca and Coronavac vaccines as second-rate
  • Bolsonaro spreads doubt, hindering a crucial health campaign
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Brazil hit the grim mark of half a million Covid deaths Saturday, a toll second only to the U.S. that shows few signs of easing. Yet residents are spurning vaccines that they believe are substandard in favor of hard-to-find shots from Pfizer Inc.