Christmas and New Year’s Eve Parties Could Trigger Second Pandemic Wave in Brazil

Economist Monica de Bolle highlighted the aggravating fact that the second wave will hit the country at a time when the population will not be protected by the emergency aid.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the relaxation of restriction measures to curb the pandemic, the case and death figures caused by the novel coronavirus have again climbed.

While the political debate is contaminating the vaccination strategies, there is concern over the so-called second wave of infections, which, according to experts who took part in the "E Agora, Brasil?" ("And Now, Brazil?") debate, will hit the country in early January, after the end-of-year parties.

The event was promoted last Thursday by O GLOBO and Valor Econômico newspapers, sponsored by the 'Sistema Comércio', through the CNC (National . . .

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