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BRAZIL been producing face masks and 70% alcohol, by converting a facility previously dedicated to artisanal cachaças (the famous Brazilian spirit made from sugar cane). The network of cooperatives connected by the movement has been instrumental in mobilising action. Everything is moving very fast, and the idea that this is all just a temporary moment of exception seems less tenable every day. The resulting order (or orders?) that follow the crisis will depend on what is negotiated and imposed by the actors who are linked to the three scenarios outlined above, as they face the materiality of isolation and the deaths caused by the virus. The latest figures on the disease show that poor families are the most severely affected, with almost double the mortality rate.15 In Brazil, the exception in terms of how marginalised territories are unserved by the state, and how inequality becomes ordinary—materialised in one of the highest death tolls in the world—seems to be the norm.

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