Press Conference on June 2 – Brazil Chapter Presentation

As coronavirus deaths in Brazil continue to climb, researchers and university leadership discussed the current COVID-19 containment situation in the country and the region and their findings on the impact of delayed and poorly planned responses and policies during a press conference on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Combined with previously released state-level data on Mexico and national-level for the rest of Latin America, these findings provide an important instrument to inform public policy and decision-making in the region. Participants included University of Miami President Julio Frenk, former minister of health of Mexico; Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine; Michael Touchton, assistant professor of political science at the University of Miami and the global health associate faculty lead for the Institute; and Professor Cesar Victora, a world-renowned Brazilian epidemiologist and lead of the International Center for Equity in Health at Universidade Federal de Pelotas.