Brazil just reached a grim Covid-19 turning point, and a press reporter based in Sao Paulo doesn’t see the situation enhancing in the future.
” We have individuals dying because of absence of oxygen, individuals are actually suffocating,” Patricia Campos Mello, a press reporter for Folha de Sao Paulo, informed CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Tuesday. “There are no medications for intubation, there are no ICU beds. It’s a combination of lack of preparation and just denialism of the seriousness of the illness.”
“The situation is entirely out of control,” Campos Mello added.
Campos Mello remarks followed Brazil signed up on Tuesday a daily record tally of Covid deaths, tape-recording more than 3,700 deaths, according to data from Brazil’s health ministry. Brazil has the second-most Covid deaths in the world with, routing only the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. On top of that, less than 2% of Brazil’s population has actually received at least one vaccine dosage.
However, President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently assaulted Covid-related precaution. Previously this month, he told individuals to stop “whining” about the deaths and to just move on. Campos Mello kept in mind the world can gain from the errors in Brazil.
“I believe the primary lesson is that, when you have a president or a leader that is spreading disinformation and stating that individuals need to not worry, that they don’t have to do social distancing, this is really, really serious, and we are seeing the outcomes now with all the deaths,” Campos Mello said.
Bolsonaro also replaced numerous of his top military officials on Tuesday, after he fired a defense minister Monday in the middle of a significant cabinet reshuffle. Campos Mello told CNBC’s Shepard Smith the political turmoil is a result of Bolsonaro responding to the widespread pressure due to the nation’s mismanagement of the pandemic.
“President Bolsonaro’s approval ratings are falling, so he fired some ministers, and today the chiefs of the armed forces, they resigned because they were being pressured by Bolsonaro to have some sort of curfew or severe procedures that were almost over the top,” she said.