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Brazil’s Bolsonaro downplays Omicron

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro downplays Omicron

  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday downplayed the Omicron coronavirus variant amid a surge in hard-hit Brazil, ruling out new containment measures as he defended the pursuit of herd immunity through widespread infection. In the country with the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll, Bolsonaro said the arrival of the Omicron variant posed little threat, even as experts warn of growing pressure on hospitals. “Omicron has not killed anyone,” the […]