Why Brazil still can’t relax by wearing a mask like the US

Why Brazil still can't relax by wearing a mask like the US
  • mariana alvim – @marianaalvim
  • From BBC News Brasil in Sao Paulo

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The use of masks was issued in most places in the US, but the situation in Brazil is ‘absolutely incomparable’: doctor

Widely recommended by scientists and the president’s disdain during the pandemic, face masks in Brazil could be made more resilient against COVID-19, as announced by Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (10/6).

On the same day that the country recorded more than 2,504 deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 482,019 deaths, Bolsonaro said at an event: “Our minister (health) is aiming to issue the use of a final opinion.” Masks by people who have been vaccinated or who have already been infected.”

Hours later, the health minister, Marcelo Quiroga, said the president asked for a study on the flexibility of mask use as vaccination progressed in the country.

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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