“Brazil waited out the storm with open windows.” – Covid-19 Observatory member

Like his colleagues at the Covid-19 BR Observatory, Kraenkel advocates a lockdown in cities to prevent the worst. "If it is done, we can prevent a large number of deaths, which are a consequence of infections, something preventable."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Roberto Kraenkel, professor of the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Methodist University of São Paulo (UMESP), and a member of the Covid-19 BR Observatory, a group that currently includes 81 experts from different areas, says that the principal driver of the pandemic's acceleration is everyday life.

Therefore, he stressed that Brazilian society has no alternative but to step strongly on the brakes, right now. "The country waited for the storm with open windows," says the academic.

Asked about the Ministry of Health's estimates according to which the daily death rate will . . .

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