RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - First came the chills, body pain, and fever. Then 48-year-old Maria Auxiliadora Lisboa lost all smell and taste. Faced with the many symptoms typical of Covid-19 for some days, she decided to seek a hospital on May 8th.
"But not the community hospital. It's so crowded that doctors are unable to see everyone. Many people advised me to remain home, have a cup of tea, prepare a home remedy. But I alone knew what I was feeling, I needed help", says the unemployed woman from the Redenção favela in Manaus. A . . .