RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than a year after it began, the covid-19 pandemic is still not showing any indications that it will be over soon. Even less so in Brazil, where its control is precarious, with slow vaccination, a decline in compliance with preventive measures, and the omission of public agents to implement, encourage, control, and supervise compliance with social distancing rules.
Moreover, to make matters worse, new variants of the novel coronavirus have been emerging and spreading across the country. Therefore, while it is difficult to predict, many experts believe that it will extend at least until . . .