Webinar to offer data on Brazil’s emerging crisis

Movement of people at the Luz Station of the São Paulo subway on June 17, 2020. Brazil recorded record deaths from COVID-19 for two straight days last week. Photo: Associated Press
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Movement of people at the Luz Station of the São Paulo subway on June 17, 2020. Brazil recorded record deaths from COVID-19 for two straight days last week. Photo: Associated Press

Webinar to offer data on Brazil’s emerging crisis

By News@TheU
A leading Brazilian epidemiologist will join experts from the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory for an online seminar on Thursday that will examine the devastating spread of the virus in the South American country.

Cesar Victora, a specialist in child health and nutrition and lead of the International Center for Equity in Health at Universidade Federal de Pelotas, joins Felicia Knaul, director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, and Michael Touchton, associate professor of political science at the University and institute associate, to present a new round of data generated by the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory that assesses the Brazilian government’s response to the pandemic. 

“COVID-19 in the Americas: The Emerging Crisis in the Americas’’ takes place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 25, and will examine the data and spiraling coronavirus situation in Brazil, where more than 1,000 deaths related to the pandemic are occurring daily. 

The observatory—a University of Miami-led initiative launched in late April by the institute, the Miller School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Communication, in collaboration with research partners throughout Latin America—tracks states’ public policy responses to the pandemic. 

The first round of data focused on Mexico and the second on Brazil. Both sets of data have documented how the slow and anemic response of the national governments have proven costly in terms of the loss of human life and have burdened state governments, which has resulted in enormous variability in controlling the pandemic in the respective countries. 

Visit https://bit.ly/3fkeaa7 to join the webinar 

To submit questions in advance for panelists, visit https://bit.ly/3bJVkHx.