Brazilian PM downplays Omicron surge

It emerged on Friday that the confirmed cases of Omicron had nearly doubled compared with a week earlier. according to Johns Hopkins University data, it surged from more than 63,292 on the previous Thursday to 97,945. Despite the highest rates of covid-19, President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed the virus, spread misinformation about the virus since the pandemic began, and didn’t favor lockdown.

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