Undiagnosed Deaths Increase Suspicion That São Paulo Coronavirus Statistics Are Understated

Following a March 20th ordinance, the Death Examination Service stopped performing autopsies on suspected Covid-19 cases; bodies are buried as if they were cases, but are not included in the official report.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - "Aunty, look at the rain, get the laundry off the clothesline." The warning from one of Olga's nieces, 77, who lived in a neighboring house did not come in time. The rain that affected São Paulo last week soaked all the retiree's laundry, who at that point was already unconscious on the couch. It was that same niece who, minutes later, with no sign of her aunt, found her virtually lifeless in the living room.

The retiree passed away after several days complaining of coughing, shortness of breath and coryza. There were three . . .

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