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Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:08 AM

7. Brazil, world, several countries stats. World daily new cases hit a record abt 3 days ago (7dma)

Excerpts from https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/04/17/worldwide-covid19-death-toll-surpasses-3-million
just on Brazil:

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million, AP, 4/17/21

In Brazil, where deaths are running at about 3,000 per day, accounting for one-quarter of the lives lost worldwide in recent weeks, the crisis has been likened to a “raging inferno” by one WHO official. A more contagious variant of the virus has been rampaging across the country.

As cases surge, hospitals are running out of critical sedatives. As a result, there have been reports of some doctors diluting what supplies remain and even tying patients to their beds while breathing tubes are pushed down their throats.

The slow vaccine rollout has crushed Brazilians’ pride in their own history of carrying out huge immunization campaigns that were the envy of the developing world.

Taking cues from President Jair Bolsonaro, who has likened the virus to little more than a flu, his Health Ministry for months bet big on a single vaccine, ignoring other producers. When bottlenecks emerged, it was too late to get large quantities in time.

They also talk about India a lot. What's especially alarming is that India has stopped exporting vaccines, because of very strong and growing domestic needs. They were once a vaccine-exporting powerhouse

As for the world, daily new Covid cases (7 day moving average) reached a record about 3 days ago, exceeding its former January 11 all time high, but has backed off a bit in the last 3 days.


On daily new Covid cases (7 day moving average per 100k), Brazil is not much worse than the U.S. and less than a number of European countries and southern South America neighbors:

United States: 20

Brazil: 29
Argentina: 47
Uruguay: 74
Chile: 37

France: 49
Sweden: 60
Poland: 43

The world's highest daily new Covid death rate countries (7 day moving average of deaths per 100k), ranked highest to lowest: (leaving out some micro nations and micro islands), Brazil is a standout...

Hungary: 2.58
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2.11
Uruguay: 1.60
Bulgaria: 1.58
North Macedonia: 1.47
Slovakia: 1.42
Poland: 1.36
Brazil: 1.26
Ukraine, Croatia, Paraguay, Kosovo, Peru, Czech Republic Romania, Greece, ...
dot dot dot
United States: 0.23

At least Brazil's new case rate and new death rate are headed down after peaking in March and early April respectively.

Of course all of the above for all countries is REPORTED cases and REPORTED deaths. I don't vouch for or defend their accuracy.

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