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EMTs arrive with a patient at Vila Xavier Hospital in Araraquara, Brazil. The city has seen more Covid-19 deaths in the first two months of the year than in all of 2020. 

EMTs arrive with a patient at Vila Xavier Hospital in Araraquara, Brazil. The city has seen more Covid-19 deaths in the first two months of the year than in all of 2020. 

Photographer: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg

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World's Worst Covid Crisis Is Unfolding in Brazil, Where No Fix Seems to Work

Three adjacent cities with three different approaches illustrate the despair.

More than a year after a spiked virus launched a murderous campaign across the globe, most countries have put the worst behind them, aided by aggressive government policies and vaccines.

Not Brazil.