Egentlig ifølge Washington Posts korrespondenet.
Her er vel orginalartikkelen:
Manaus never imposed a lockdown or other strict containment measures employed successfully in Asia and Europe. And what policies did exist, many people ignored.
Men artikkelen refererer vel til "da tiltakene ble opphevet" så det var tiltak, selv om det ikke var lockdown, og jeg kan ikke tenke meg at befolkningen i helhet ignorerte en pågående epidemi.
Draconian restrictive measures reduce the disease sharply, Barbosa said. But in Manaus, the reduction has been gradual, with a steady progression of new cases still arriving every day. That curve suggests the disease followed a “natural dynamic,” Barbosa said.
Manaus, he said, “paid a very large price” to get there. During the spring, it suffered three times as many deaths as normal. In all, the city of 2 million along the Amazon River buried some 3,300 people more than usual.
“This was not a strategy,” Barbosa said. “It was a tragedy.