This, in a nutshell, is the catastrophic and unprecedented hecatomb that Brazil found itself locked in by mid-April 2021. A devastating second wave of the pandemic began to engulf all five regions of the country back in early November 2020. In São Paulo, seven out of 10 ICU patients that were intubated during a recent four-week period did not survive. In some states in the North and Northeast, the death rate reached a surreal nine out of 10 intubated patients. Such a task force should have the power to institute rigid social distancing measures, such as a national lockdown.