Brazil could be seen as a country risking humankind, cautions Monica de Bolle

"Attention, in relation to Brazil, is going to be increasingly focused on deforestation in the Amazon. This is not only a climate issue, but also a pandemic issue. The Amazon is rife with viral repositories."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Monica de Bolle, researcher at Johns Hopkins University and Peterson Institute, both in Washington (USA), believes that unequal vaccination will amplify the economic recovery challenges of emerging countries, with many of them isolated from the tourism industry, for instance.

The Brazilian economist, who specialized in genetic immunology at Harvard University and is part of the Covid Observatory, warns in an interview that the risk is global: by running out of vaccines, poorer countries may favor more mutations to emerge, threatening the whole planet. However, for Brazil, she expects an even worse scenario, with the expansion of . . .

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