BRAZIL - Worst Place on Earth for Covid-19

Arno Froese

Cinthia Ribeiro is mayor of Palmas, capital of Tocantins, a small state wedged between the southeastern edge of the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado, South America’s tropical savanna.

The fresh wave of infections now racing across the landscape has reached her city, flooding hospitals with patients, and pushing intensive care unit occupancy rates up to 96%. 

Brazil’s registered COVID-19 deaths [rose] above 300,000—a toll exceeded only by the United States. Ribeiro bleakly remarks that this number is about the same as the population of [the] city.

There have been numerous reports in Brazilian media and on social media platforms of patients dying while waiting for beds, shortages of medicines and oxygen, and bodies being dumped in hospital corridors.

Once admired worldwide for its fast and efficient national immunization drives, Brazil has seen its COVID-19 vaccination program plagued by political infighting, bureaucratic blunders and supply problems.

Bolsonaro petitioned the Supreme Court to stop three governors from imposing nighttime curfews. Although they are usually lightly enforced in Brazil, he calls them “a state of siege.”

He no longer dismisses COVID-19 as “a little flu.” Yet he maintains lockdowns are more harmful than the virus because they create mass unemployment. That “leads to depression, violence, fights, deaths and chaos,” he warned his audience on Facebook Live.

Brazil’s medical professionals and scientists are watching their president with disdain and alarm and worrying about what will happen next.

“Brazil now represents a threat to global public health,” said Dr. Pedro Hallal, coordinator of Epicovid-19, the largest epidemiological study into the coronavirus in Brazil.

“The virus is circulating so widely in Brazil that it is possible, and I would say likely, that new variants will appear in the near future. We need to stop that urgently,” he said.

-www.npr.org, 23 March 2021

Arno's Commentary

The president’s former statement, “a little flu,” was found to be false and diametrically opposed to medical science.

Again, we point to this virus as a platform for the nations unifying. In Israel and Europe, there is much talk about an official green passport, which would be required for travel. Freedom of movement is at stake. 

Furthermore, the international exchange of data regarding the coronavirus is also a building block to further international cooperation and solidify globalism. Our generation is witnessing the unifying of the world more than any other time in history. 

The preparation for the fulfillment of Daniel 7:23 is in progress: “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.”

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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