• A haunting image of a body abandoned in the street in coronavirus-racked Rio shows how Brazil's health system is struggling to cope

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Content warning: This article contains a disturbing image. Discretion is advised.
    The body of Valnir Mendes da Silva, 62, who died after experiencing difficulty breathing, was abandoned on a sidewalk of a poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood for 30 hours, according to relatives and neighbors.
    In Rio de Janeiro state, which has the second-highest number of deaths in Brazil, most hospitals accepting COVID-19 patients have run out of intensive care beds.
    South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit.
    President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently downplayed...
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