RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the low number of cases, deaths and hospitalizations contrasted with the Brazilian population's great fear of the coronavirus.
One year later, with almost 290,000 deaths caused by the disease and news reporting the worsening of the pandemic in the country, people's inclination to protect and isolate themselves in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus has dropped. What is behind this change in sentiment?
Why, even in such a tragic scenario, do Brazilians seem to be numb to it all?
Psychoanalysis helps us . . .