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Coronavirus: How the world's worst-hit city turned a bad situation into a 'calamity'

New Zealand Herald Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Coronavirus: How the world's worst-hit city turned a bad situation into a 'calamity'Manaus, in Brazil, suffered one of the world's most devastating outbreaks. Now, epidemiologists want to know why. Ulisses Xavier will never forget the noise. At the peak of the pandemic, when workers in Manaus were forced to abandon...
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