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The Brazilian government and the media alliance again show different numbers of COVID-19

June 11, 2020

The Brazilian Ministry of Health reported 32,913 new cases this Wednesday, in addition to 1,274 COVID-19 deaths, slightly less than the media alliance’s 33,100 infections and 1,300 deaths. after adding data from government health portfolios.

The inequality in numbers emerged after the main Brazilian media decided to unite against what they believed to be zero transparency by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who last weekend called for a change in health authorities to use victim counting methodology.

For example, until a few days ago, the Ministry of Health had separated the deaths and positive cases that had occurred in the past 24 hours from those in the previous days, which had not been registered up to that point but were finally reversed afterwards. of all controversy.

The Brazilian government and the media alliance again show different numbers of COVID-19The Brazilian government and the media alliance again show different numbers of COVID-19

Bolsonaro’s goal was not to strike a balance that considered more than a thousand deaths a day, as it had done days ago, to counter the panic and exaggeration he believed the media was reporting in the United States fell health crisis.