The Heat: U.S. and Brazil battle COVID-19

The Heat

The United States is still being hammered by coronavirus with the number of cases and the death toll shockingly high. But there is some good news with thousands of people across the country being vaccinated daily. And the Biden administration is considering sending masks to all Americans as it tries to beat back the disease. Meanwhile, Brazil is also battling a COVID-19 surge with hospitals and emergency services in the Amazon region stretched to breaking point.

Joining the discussion:

  • Rishi Desai is the chief medical officer for health at
  • Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor with U.S. News and World Report.
  • Dr. William Moss is the Executive Director at International Vaccine Access Center.
  • Gustavo Ribeiro is the Founder of the Brazilian Report
  • Perez-Escamilla is a professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine in the state of Connecticut.

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