A BBC team has been in Brazil sending us back the most harrowing images of death, of failure to comply with measures to control the spread of infection and of a political leadership clearly guilty of failing to protect its own people.
Back home, no such critique is aired by the state broadcaster. Instead Boris wanders around, presented as the leader who saved us with a bit of sharp business practice in cornering the market for vaccines but things have not been worse in Brazil.
There has so far been far more death per capita in England and the UK overall than in Brazil:
Scotland, once in control, has stemmed the tide but still suffered terribly.
The level of daily death is only now far higher in Brazil. That’s why the BBC have gone there as they did, ‘chasing ambulances’ in Italy, Russia and the USA, for the same insensitive dishonest purpose.
But, the death rate in Brazil does not look like reaching the sickening heights of England or the UK in January and February 2021:
Once again, Scotland suffered terribly but by following the JCVI advice and vaccinating in the care homes before all other places, saved the lives of thousands.
This is the UK in its place.