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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the escalation of Covid-19 cases in Brazil and the high demand for medical and healthcare equipment for infected patients, companies from different sectors have already begun to adapt their plants to help produce the needed medical supplies, such as ventilators and masks, to fight the disease.

This adaptation, also called industrial reconversion or productive reconversion, has been pointed out by several economists as one of the potential strategies to tackle the pandemic and reduce dependence on China, overburdened by global demand, since today the Asian country is the largest supplier of protective masks and . . .

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