Why are Brazil’s daily deaths from COVID-19 at an all-time high? 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:28pm


On Tuesday, Brazil experienced its highest daily death toll from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic: 1,641 people. Hospital systems across the country are overwhelmed and scientists say a new variant has been found in Brazil that appears to be more contagious. Still, the country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, continues to downplay the threat and peddle conspiracy theories. Marco Werman gets the latest from journalist Michael Fox in the coastal city of Florianópolis.