Duke professor predicts 3,000 daily Covid-19 deaths in Brazil, invokes “genocide”

Miguel Nicolelis advocates a national 'lockdown' to prevent a health collapse. "We are heading toward an explicit war situation. We may have the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century on our hands."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Physician, neuroscientist and full professor at Duke University (USA), Miguel Nicolelis coordinated the Scientific Committee of the Northeast Consortium for Covid-19 throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

He left the group in late February after months of providing projections and advising governors on the measures they should adopt to halt the contagion curve and prevent the collapse of public and private hospitals - a catastrophe that is looming, in his opinion.

"We are heading toward an explicit war situation. We may have the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century on our hands," said the doctor.

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