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Brazil expunges virus death toll as data befuddles experts

Brazil expunges virus death toll as data befuddles expertsBrazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. Saturday’s move came after months of criticism from experts that Brazil’s statistics are woefully deficient, and in some cases manipulated, so it may never be possible to understand the depth of the pandemic in the country. Brazil’s last official numbers showed it had recorded over 34,000 deaths related to the coronavirus, the third-highest number in the world, just ahead of Italy.

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Sunlight destroys virus quickly, new govt. tests find, but experts say pandemic could last through summer

Sunlight destroys virus quickly, new govt. tests find, but experts say pandemic could last through summerPreliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long under high-temperature, high-humidity conditions, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight, providing evidence from controlled tests of what scientists believed — but had not yet proved — to be true.



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