Why is Bolsonaro doubling down despite Brazil’s soaring death toll?

Why is Bolsonaro doubling down despite Brazil’s soaring death toll?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro doubled down on his opposition to lockdown measures to contain Covid-19 Wednesday, as experts warned a large-scale stay-at-home was “absolutely necessary” to slow a deadly surge of the coronavirus. Anthony Pereira, King’s College Brazil Institute, says President Bolsonaro is unique among world leaders for his negationist stance, prioritising keeping the economy open with a view to winning re-election.

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