Opinion: Happy Anniversary … Not!

There is one principal cause behind Brazil's unmitigated health disaster: Jair Bolsonaro’s unshakable, unscientific belief that “herd immunity by contamination” is the best way to overcome the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) Saturday, June 19, the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, where I now live, celebrated 165 years since its founding in 1856 with an official local holiday. Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, June 19, the United States of America, where I was born and raised, celebrated 156 years since the announcement, in Galveston, Texas, of General Order No. 3 proclaiming the emancipation of all slaves. Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, June 19, the country of Brazil, where I have lived for almost 50 years, marked 465 days since the first of 500,000+ coronavirus deaths; there was . . .

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