Covid-19 reduces pace of population growth; Brazil may have lasting demographic impact

In at least 7 states, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the number of deaths dangerously approaches the number of births.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In March of this year, when Brazil became the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, for the first time ever a Brazilian state recorded more deaths than births; if this trend spreads across the country it will reflect not only on the health of Brazilians but will have economic and demographic impacts for generations to come.

Hit hard by the collapse of the health system caused by the explosion of cases of Covid-19, Rio Grande do Sul registered in March the deaths of 15,736 people - more than twice the deaths registered in the same . . .

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