This article uses the lens of neglect to analyze Brazil’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It argues that the neglect of COVID-19 was the result of a mixture of omissions, obstructions and actions on the part of the federal government and President Jair Bolsonaro. It also suggests that addressing Brazil’s handling of the pandemic as simply a matter of governmental failure risks overlooking the multiple forms of resistance and struggle that emerged as social forces mobilized and sought to push back against the state’s neglect.
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Research Article| February 01 2022
Neglect and Resistance in Brazil’s Pandemic
Current History (2022) 121 (832): 50–56.
João Nunes; Neglect and Resistance in Brazil’s Pandemic. Current History 1 February 2022; 121 (832): 50–56. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2022.121.832.50
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