RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The trip to the Caribbean occurred smoothly. Although Brazil had started issuing faint warnings about the coronavirus pandemic in early March, the travel agent assured Gilberto Loiola's family that there would be no problems in keeping their itinerary. However, on his return to Poços de Caldas, in southern Minas Gerais, Gilberto felt unwell.
On three occasions he sought assistance in public healthcare units, but with no . . .