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Sat May 16, 2020, 09:00 PM

Bolsonaro Wanted to Compare Coronavirus Deaths in Brazil and Argentina. The Result Is Terrible for H

President also cited Sweden as a model, but the Scandinavian country's index is even worse

May.15.2020 1:47PM

Lucas Alonso

When asked to compare the Coronavirus numbers of Argentina and Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) insisted on comparing the two countries in proportion to their populations and not absolute numbers.

As of Thursday morning, Brazil had recorded 13,276 deaths from Covid-19, while the neighboring country had confirmed 344 deaths, according to data compiled by the American university Johns Hopkins.

"You just have to do the math for a million inhabitants," said the president. But even with this comparison, Brazil's coronavirus numbers look dire compared to those of Argentina.

The death rate per million inhabitants in Argentina is 7.7. In Brazil, the number is almost eight times higher: there are 63.4 deaths per 1 million inhabitants. The calculation from this index allows comparing places with different population sizes.


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Judi Lynn May 2020 OP
sfstaxprep May 2020 #1

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Sat May 16, 2020, 09:07 PM

1. This Site Tells You All You Need To Know About Brazil's Situation


Keep in mind that they have a population around 200 Million, while we're at 325 Million.

This same site projects we'll have 195,000 Deaths by August 4. They project Brazil will have 170,000 by the same date.

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