The Human Toll of COVID-19 in Brazil

The corona crisis has also brought to the forefront the crisis in Brazil’s healthcare system. The Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS -, Brazil’s publicly funded health system has been facing dire budget cuts over the past several years while the private system has been steadily growing. Brazil is one of the countries worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has also accentuated the political and economic crisis in the country and exposed the utter incompetence of Jair Bolsonaro and his cronies.