Indian strain will inevitably spread fast in Brazil, says epidemiologist

"The first complexity is that we are a continental-sized country, so it is almost inevitable that it will quickly spread," says the professor of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of São Paulo School of Public Health

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "The first complexity is that we are a continental-sized country, so it is almost inevitable that it will quickly spread. I am not enthusiastic about the measures currently under consideration," Eliseu Alves Waldman says.

Even if Brazil had the infrastructure to erect sanitary barriers in the main transportation terminals and borders, it would be difficult to prevent the entry and spread of the Indian strain of the coronavirus, says epidemiologist Eliseu Alves Waldman. According to the expert, this resource is inefficient in continental territories, working only in very rich and small countries.

"The first complexity . . .

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