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Rafael Evangelista and Rodrigo Firmino

Brazil is well known for its history of social injustice and inequality, especially for the majority of its population of poor and extremely poor families.1 Ordinary days pose enough challenges for those living with no access to formal jobs, governmental social programmes, quality education, sufficient healthcare, and with minimal conditions of sanitation (including regular water supply, sewerage, and appropriate garbage disposal and collection). The most recent—though already out of date—population census from 2010 recorded 11.5 million people living in high-density slums2 in areas deprived of basic urban infrastructure and public services. It must be said that the country is currently governed by people whose discourses fluctuate between the novel coronavirus being just a harmless flu3 and it being a labdesigned disease devised by the Chinese government4 as

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