Coronavirus is deadlier in Brazil than India. And no one knows why
The scale of infections, the two nations are similarly matched. But it’s the divergence in fatalities that has scientists puzzled.
Facing a sudden surge in coronavirus infections, India is once again home to the world’s second-largest outbreak, overtaking Brazil after the latter moved ahead in March. But behind the bleak statistical jockeying is an epidemiological enigma over why the Latin American country has been far more devastated by the pathogen.