RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the end of the pandemic may be in sight, the virus is still infecting and killing people. COVID-19 is making its second run at cities in Brazil and protection from vaccines is still some time away; the population that has been dragged along for nearly 10 months now is becoming fatigued with masks, social distancing, and other protections.
But the danger is as real today as ever. Santa Casa Hospital in São Paulo is overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, hallways full of sick people on gurneys. Sorocabana's Pronto Socorro in another section . . .