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Who is responsible for Brazil’s COVID-19 catastrophe?

Lotta, Gabriela, Fernandez, Michelle, Ventura, Deisy, Rached, Danielle Hanna, Amorim, Melania, Barberia, Lorena G., Moraes de Sousa, Tatiane and Wenham, Clare ORCID: 0000-0001-5378-3203 (2020) Who is responsible for Brazil’s COVID-19 catastrophe? LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (13 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite being relatively well-placed to combat COVID-19, Brazil now has one of the highest death rates in the world. Often seen as a problem of coordination between levels of government, the real issue has been federal-level failures that stem back to a pre-existing political crisis. This catastrophic, top-down mishandling of the pandemic has effectively neutralised the strengths and often heroic efforts of the national healthcare system, write Gabriela Lotta (FGV), Michelle Fernandez (Universidade de Brasília), Deisy Ventura (Universidade de São Paulo), Danielle Rached (FGV), Melania Amorim (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande), Lorena Barberia (Universidade de São Paulo), Tatiane Moraes (Fiocruz), and Clare Wenham (LSE Health Policy).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107719

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