Brazilian Cities Least (and Most) Vulnerable to Covid-19

A study places São Bernardo do Campo, an industrial suburb of São Paulo, as the second least vulnerable city to the novel coronavirus in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colina, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, is the Brazilian city least vulnerable to covid-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus, according to the Municipal Vulnerability Index (IVM), developed last week by the Votorantim Institute to map the pandemic scenario in the country.

The study places São Bernardo do Campo, an industrial city in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, in second place, followed by Nova Lima, just outside the capital of Minas Gerais state.

But what makes a city more or less vulnerable? The number of available beds . . .

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