Skip to comments.Coronavirus In Brazil Leads To Mass Graves, Fears Country Could Become Worst-Hit In World: 'We Are In A State Of Utter Disaster'
Posted on 05/02/2020 8:59:51 AM PDT by blam
What we are seeing are scenes from a horror movie."
Those words came from Artur Virgilio, the mayor of Manaus, about the coronavirus crisis developing in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil.
The city had a record number of burials in April -- about 100 a day, or triple the average -- forcing authorities to do many en masse in improvised cemeteries.
We arent in a state of emergency. We are in a state of utter disaster, like a country that is at war but has already lost," Virgilio said.
The city's public health system has already collapsed, with 100% of intensive-care beds occupied and hundreds of people left untreated.
Relatives of victims report that burials have been carried out collectively, with some people left not knowing if their loved one was, in fact, buried.
In some cases, corpses were placed on top of each other in graves, according to reports. The official cause of death is often listed as "unknown" or "severe acute respiratory failure," which experts say is contributing to a massive under-count of coronavirus cases.
Between April 21 and April 28, the government reported 118 confirmed coronavirus deaths in Manaus. But in that same week, more than 200 people were buried due without a determined cause of death, in addition to 395 due to respiratory failure or suspected coronavirus.
According to one projection, the number of burials in Manaus may reach 4,200 later this month..
The crisis in Manaus could be a sign of things to come for the whole country.
Although conditions in São Paulo, the largest city in South America, and Rio de Janeiro, are not as dire, experts warn that the country faces a coronavirus surge similar to those that devasted Italy, Spain and parts of the United States.
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Fearpers on steroids.
This doesn’t make sense. Brazil is hot and humid. The very conditions that are supposed to abate the virus activity this summer in the US.
They have a president who is a lot like President Trump, and the liberal media want to trash him as does our media.
“Although conditions in São Paulo, the largest city in South America, and Rio de Janeiro, are not as dire”
This little tidbit thrown in after the hysteria headline is rather important wouldn’t you say?
Yeah, maybe not a good idea to live in corrugated tin shacks by the millions.
Remember it’s winter there now, May to August, as they are in the southern hemisphere.
President of Brazil has been a major denier of the covid, no attempts to mitigate
my thoughts as well...
Doesn’t Brazil have some horrific slums. I bet the health of people squatting (can’t really call it living) in them is not optimal. I would also ask how much alcoholism is considered a factor in contacting the virus and the immune system inability to fight it off.
Its just more fake news. They have 30 deaths per million population. We have 200. Total cases they have 436 cases per million population. We have 3434. Just more fear uncertainty doubt aka FUD.
Without running water or municipal sewer or closed septic system.
Triple the normal burials?
Not good, but that doesnt sound like the end of the world.
If it was 10X or 20X normal, that would be really bad.
they are heading into their fall...so no. My guess is the humidity is falling off enough to allow for the virus to be airborn. Sao Paulo is only barely at 50% humidity today...with rain. https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/S%C3%A3o+Paulo+S%C3%A3o+Paulo+Brazil?canonicalCityId=d7593e91d7e1447404d3a75fc1f7e0513bfcc5bdd74b81f6b4299f68b5689392
What humidity is needed to stop Covid-19? Well it depends on your cleanliness and air circulation.
We are going to see a second wave with minor outbreaks over the summer. So...be prepared for a long winter season.
How did the virus get there in the first place? I doubt there are many jet-setters in that village.
Do you work for MSNBC?
You would think that Rio would be one of the hardest hit city.
No Herd immunity?
Send Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx down there to help.
Then revoke their passports.
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