RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The growth in the number of deaths by Covid-19 in Brazil slowed down, in a pattern similar to that of large European countries, until about 15 days ago. Since then, the rate of increase in mortality has slowed much less than in Europe.
The official number of deaths was rising at 6.5 percent per day on Friday, May 8th, in Brazil. On the same day, in Italy, this increase stood at 3.1 percent. Two weeks ago, the rates in both countries were similar. In France, the rate stands at 2.5 percent. In . . .