President Trump said on Tuesday that he’s “considering” a travel ban on Brazil, telling reporters the country is pursuing a “herd” strategy:

Things are not going well in Brazil, to put it mildly:

Gray is the U.S., Brazil is in red in the graph on the right:

But it’s not just Brazil. The slope of those curves above looks bad for many Latin American countries:

Brazil’s’ President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for looser restriction on chloroquine to fight the virus:

Brazil’s previous health minister quit after refusing to endorse the Bolsonaro plan:

As for chloroquine use, the science is far from settled, in either direction:


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