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For some emerging economies, new Covid wave spawns new thinking


Developing nations brought to their knees by earlier waves of Covid-19 — Brazil, India, Indonesia and others — are only now contending with the highly-contagious omicron variant that has been ripping for weeks through Europe and North America. With the advantage of watching it play out elsewhere, some are rejiggering policies so as not to eliminate the virus but to live with it.
In a way, the idea is old, not new. In 2020, when the pandemic began, leaders of Mexico and Brazil rejected lockdowns and quarantines, saying the damage they’d bring outweighed the sickness and death coronavirus threatened.
They were mostly condemned …

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