RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The almost 195,000 Covid-19 deaths officially recorded in Brazil by the end of 2020 not only quickly increased this year - this figure is now over 225,000 - but also turned the country into one of the most deadly in the pandemic worldwide, considering Brazil's demographics and age structure.
In practice, the risk of a Brazilian resident dying of Covid-19 in 2020 was almost four times higher than in the rest of the world, on average.
The findings are based on a study still in progress by economist Marcos Hecksher, a researcher at . . .