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Brazil coronavirus cases speed past 6 million amid fears of second wave

Nov 20 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil surpassed 6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the health ministry said, as the world's third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway.

Brazil coronavirus outbreak speeds up again as cases approach 6 million

Nov 20 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 20 Brazil is expected to pass 6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the world's third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway.

Pfizer in talks with Brazil to supply COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021

Nov 12 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The head of Pfizer Inc in Brazil said on Thursday the drugmaker is negotiating with the South American nation to supply its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021.

Uncounted infections might help explain recent fall in Brazil COVID-19 cases, experts say

Nov 09 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A long first wave of COVID-19 in Brazil that killed over 150,000 people is subsiding, with public health experts attributing the drop at least in part to a large number of uncounted people who caught the virus and developed temporary immunity.

Brazil institute to import Chinese COVID-19 vaccine rejected by Bolsonaro

Oct 23 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian regulator Anvisa on Friday authorized a biomedical center to import 6 million doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, one day after President Jair Bolsonaro said Brazil would not buy the Chinese vaccine.

Brazil president to meet soy farmers amid oilseeds price inflation

Oct 10 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he plans to meet with local soy farmers next week to discuss a rise in prices of the nation's most prized export commodity.

Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

Sep 21 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. | Video

Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

Sep 21 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. | Video

Brazil's Rio risks second wave of COVID-19 with ill-timed reopening

Sep 16 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The reopening of beaches and bars as Rio de Janeiro heads into the heady summer season risks a second spike of coronavirus infections, experts warned, even as Brazil's second-largest city dismantles much of its emergency healthcare capacity.

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