Brazil’s ‘rapid and violent’ Covid variant devastates Latin America

Brazil’s ‘rapid and violent’ Covid variant devastates Latin America

The Guardian

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Expert says global leaders must not ignore Brazil, which is ‘brewing variants left, right and centre’

As a coronavirus variant traced to the Brazilian Amazon marauded through Peru’s coastal capital last month, Rommel Heredia raced to his local hospital to seek help for his brother, mother and father.

“I said goodbye and promised I’d come back to take them home,” said the 47-year-old PE teacher, his voice muffled by two black masks pulled tightly over his face.

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