BRAZIL - Coronavirus Deaths Reach Epidemic Proportions

Arno Froese

Brazil could surpass the US in both coronavirus infections and deaths by the end of July, according to the main coronavirus tracking model from the University of Washington.

The country, which has yet to impose a national coronavirus lockdown, is on its way to registering more than 4,000 daily deaths, The Washington Post reported, citing the university.

Brazil has not initiated a national testing campaign, has not implemented a national lockdown, and is dealing with insufficient healthcare expansion. Reuters reported that that country counted 34,918 new daily coronavirus cases on 16 June.

“From the point of view of public health, it’s incomprehensible that more-rigorous measures weren’t adopted,” Machado told The Post. “We could have avoided many of the deaths and cases and everything else that is happening in Rio de Janeiro. It was an opportunity lost.”

The World Health Organization’s regional director Carissa Etienne said Brazil was a major concern, Reuters reported.

-www.businessinsider.com, 16 June 2020

Arno's commentary

According to Johns Hopkins University, Brazil is approaching the US level of deaths per 100,000 in population: currently at 4.9 in the USA, and 4.3 in Brazil. Leading the chart is the UK (14%) followed by Mexico (12%) and Ecuador (8%). While in most countries on the European continent, the casualty rate has been reducing substantially, Brazil’s prognosis does not look encouraging. 

Let us pray that this pandemic will cause many people who are still in darkness to come the light and be saved for all eternity.

One thing is becoming clear: the coronavirus has unified the world more than ever, and this will continue. Based on past history, we can expect that another, yet unidentified pathogen, will claim many lives in the future. Unified knowledge and unified research are progressing toward more globalism.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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