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Report: Child mortality in Corona in Brazil is 10 times the United States

Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, 420 children have died due to Corona in Brazil, which is about 10 times higher than in the United States, the country with the largest number of deaths due to the virus, according to official data.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 45 children under the age of one year lost their lives after contracting the Corona virus, in children aged between one and five years, the disparity between the two countries is also clear: Brazil recorded 207 deaths due to Corona, while The United States recorded 52 cases, according to the Argentine newspaper "Infobay".

The Argentine newspaper indicated in a report that the Brazilian figures are higher than those of the United Kingdom, which recorded only two deaths from the Corona virus for children under the age of one year, and those of Mexico, where 307 children died from the moment of birth to 4 years.

The newspaper pointed out that birth rates are also important in this equation, as both the United States of America and Brazil have roughly the same rates, according to the World Bank: 1.77 children per woman in the United States and 1.74 children per woman in Brazil.

In 2019, 3.5 million births were registered in the United States and 2.9 million in Brazil, given that the population of the United States is 328.2 million, while the South American country has a population of 210 million.

But what is the reason for the large numbers of children and infants who have died from Covid-19 in Brazil?

In addition to the numbers that highlight the high infant mortality rate in Brazil, the South American country also records a large number of children who have been treated in hospitals due to the Corona virus.

Brazil experts explained that the lack of control in managing the pandemic and the lack of appropriate diagnosis, along mainly with comorbidities and socio-economic vulnerabilities, all of this helped in the emergence of a syndrome associated with Corona in children, which explains the tragic situation in Brazil.