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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Covid-19’s high contagion rate, coupled with the fact that leaves the vast majority of sufferers with minor or almost no symptoms, can be slightly confusing when we try to get an idea of how dangerous it really is.

Some in Brazil have compared the current pandemic with diseases that are common in Brazil, such as dengue and tuberculosis, or to outbreaks such as that of Zika and Chikungunya. These comparisons are complex and sometimes misleading as comparing diseases is frequently like comparing apples and oranges: many are very different from each other and their . . .

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