Scenes of chaos, completely overwhelmed hospitals and crying caregivers, forced to sort out the sick. In Manaus, a city of 2.2 million inhabitants located in the northwest of Brazil, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, we seem to have jumped eight months back. A return to spring, when the capital of the state of Amazonas piled its corpses in refrigerated trucks and dug graves by the hundreds. These images had toured the planet. The first wave passed, scientists had conducted immune studies on the population of the city, yet concluding that three quarters of its inhabitants had antibodies to the virus.
But here, since the end of December, a new “Epidemic tsunami” descends on Manaus, sweeping away any illusion of collective immunity. Contaminations soar, intensive care units saturate, burial records quo
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