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Rio’s Beaches Are Proof: Bolsonaro Is Winning the Narrative on COVID-19

August 31, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO – It was a perfect Sunday in Rio de Janeiro: sunny and hot, with temperatures above 95 F On Ipanema Beach, you couldn’t walk straight without bumping into volleyball players, or children building sandcastles Hardly anyone was wearing a mask, or much of anything at all It almost felt as if the pandemic was over It’s not, of course – far from it Brazil’s national daily death rate has averaged over 900 people in the past seven days, down only slightly from the more than 1,000 a day average since June More than 120,000 have perished since the outbreak began, a...

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