Estimates say more than 100,000 people hit the streets in Brasília and Sao Paulo on Sept. 7, Brazil's Independence Day. The numbers are far short of what President Bolsonaro was calling for — but it was still big.
Brazil’s experience is a cautionary tale of what happens when infections go unchecked and vaccination rates lag, said Marcia Castro, a Brazilian demographer and chair of global health and population at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
In Brazil, thousands marched over the weekend against the country’s lack of response to the coronavirus crisis and its high death toll. More than 460,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19 so far.
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