RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid-19 epidemic has further deepened Brazilian inequalities, as shown in the latest note from the Center for Health Operations and Intelligence (NOIS), a group of academics based at PUC-Rio University. Race is the largest contributing factor.

In any statistical segment of victims, the chance of a black or mixed-race individual dying from Covid-19 is always greater than that of a white person. The peak of this gap occurs in the comparison between illiterate blacks and higher-educated whites - 80 versus 19 percent.

The group used data from the Ministry of Health . . .

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