Brazil’s Elite Are Once Again Making Negative Headlines, Seeking Vaccination Priority

Brazil’s private health clinics try to bypass government procurement plans hoping to buy quick vaccines for the wealthy. Large companies try the same for their own employees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian elite class is among the world’s least value-generating to society, say researchers Tomas Casas and Guido Cozzi from St. Gallen University in Switzerland.

There has been concern globally that the privileged could game the system to get themselves vaccinated before others. When the well-connected have been caught leapfrogging ahead, in countries like Turkey, Morocco and Spain, they have faced criticism, investigations or forced resignations.

Brazil has had . . .

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