The power of a “big” virus in a big country – How is the “rich man’s disease” killing thousands of poor?

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, and like many others, it has been severely affected by Covid-19. Currently, the country faces more than a million coronavirus cases and 50,000 deaths. Brazil is seen by many as a country with the warmest and kindest population in the world, where interpersonal contact and social…

Mudik – We Go Home, So Should COVID-19 Ramadhan in the middle of a pandemic in Indonesia

“Gita, can you make me an Eid greeting card for my office, please? I’m really busy taking care of your younger siblings and my job,” my mother asked me on May 23, 2020 at night, where by telephone I heard the sounds of prayers from the mosque near our home in Indonesia. “Where did Ms.…

Brazil and COVID-19: A dilemma between Economy and Health

Author: Renato Pazinato, May 29th 2020 The lack of consensus between the federal government and the states, the insufficient emergency social security devices and a possible President impeachment have overloaded the chaos in Brazil during the COVID-19 outbreak. The country was not among the most severely affected ones in the beginning of the crisis, but…