Join Eduardo Mack ’87 on Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Grove Forum as he discusses Brazil’s fight against COVID-19. Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country, has been facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the rest of the world. The response of the people and federal and state governmental authorities to COVID-19 has reflected the regional and social diversity of a country with very different standards of living and levels of education. With a president who is a mask and vaccine skeptic, it is perhaps not surprising that Brazil currently has the world’s second largest number of deaths from COVID-19 after the US. Nevertheless, the Brazilian states have carried out successful vaccination campaigns thanks to a public health system that is recognized internationally as having one of the most efficient mass vaccination models in the world.

Mack is a native of Brazil who currently resides in Rio de Janeiro and works as a media consultant. He received Ship’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1997.

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