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BRAZIL CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE BY 50 PERCENT IN ONE WEEK AS SÃO PAULO MAYOR SAYS HEALTH SYSTEM CLOSE TO COLLAPSE

https://www.newsweek.com/brazil-coronav ... 1589814837
Novel coronavirus cases in Brazil have reached 241,080, including at least 16,122 deaths, as of Monday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. The total confirmed cases increased by nearly 50 percent (48.1 percent) from May 10, when 162,699 infections were reported by Brazil's health ministry.

At a press conference on Sunday, Bruno Covas, the mayor of São Paulo, the country's most populous city, warned that the city's health system is close to collapse. Covas confirmed that 90 percent of its ICU (intensive care units) beds were occupied, noting there was an urgent need to slow the spread of the virus, according to Brazil's O Globo via Google Translate.

Joao Doria, the São Paulo governor, was also reported to have mentioned the possibility of a regionalized lockdown. Doria previously urged residents to stay indoors and ordered all non-essential services to remain closed through to May 31.

Brazil now has the fourth-highest number of the cases in the world, after the U.S., Russia and the U.K. The country's total confirmed cases overtook that of Italy and Spain on Saturday, reporting 14,289 new cases on May 16, according to figures from Brazil's health ministry.
São Paulo has over 12 million residents.


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Volkonski wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 2:26 pm BRAZIL CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE BY 50 PERCENT IN ONE WEEK AS SÃO PAULO MAYOR SAYS HEALTH SYSTEM CLOSE TO COLLAPSE

https://www.newsweek.com/brazil-coronav ... 1589814837
Novel coronavirus cases in Brazil have reached 241,080, including at least 16,122 deaths, as of Monday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. The total confirmed cases increased by nearly 50 percent (48.1 percent) from May 10, when 162,699 infections were reported by Brazil's health ministry.
São Paulo has over 12 million residents.
More scary, the metro area has a population of about triple that. The densely-packed favelas (slums) aren't found just within the city limits, but exist in some of the smaller areas as well. It is in those areas that the virus will spread incredibly quickly. I think something like 1/3 of the population of Rio and a similar percentage in Sao Paulo live in favelas. Residents in the shantytowns have a deep distrust of the police, who (if they enter at all) often summarily execute suspects. So they're not likely to embrace rules trying to keep them from going to work.

Since there's already little health care in the favelas, the death rate is likely to be more than the standard 2% number that's assumed. Net: you could see 300,000 to 400,000 deaths in the favelas over the next year or so. And that's just in Sao Paulo. Add a similar amount for Rio, then add for smaller cities with even poorer health infrastructure and you could see a million across the country.

And, of course, President Bolsonaro is even more of a bloviating, delusional right-wing nut job than Trump, and he's even further in denial about the virus than the Orange Cheeto. Very scary times down there.


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I think Brazil may be the only place where the number of dead people may go higher than in the US. Having such high levels of poverty with such a right-wing leader is a lethal combination.


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New daily cases increase greatly in Brazil. :(
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Coronavirus update: Global case tally at 4.9 million as Trump considers travel ban on Brazil after big jump in death toll
Published: May 21, 2020 at 7:23 a.m. ET
By Ciara Linnane

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coron ... 2020-05-20
BUT... But... but... China!!! And the Chinese travel ban prevented Covid-19 in the US!!! :twisted:


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RTH10260 wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 11:26 am
Coronavirus update: Global case tally at 4.9 million as Trump considers travel ban on Brazil after big jump in death toll
Published: May 21, 2020 at 7:23 a.m. ET
By Ciara Linnane

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coron ... 2020-05-20
BUT... But... but... China!!! And the Chinese travel ban prevented Covid-19 in the US!!! :twisted:
Bolsonaro and Trump are of the same cloth. The only difference is, there is more push-back in the USA on Trump than there is on Bolsonaro in Brasil. Brasil's democracy is very young. Bolosonaro want's to go back to a military dictatorship, with himself being the 'great leader'. Many more will die for his ego/power-trip. :(


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Coronavirus: Brazil's death toll hits 20,000
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52768343
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The number of deaths in Brazil is doubling roughly every two weeks, compared to about every two months in the UK, four months in France, and five months in Italy.

On Thursday, interim Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said that while the level of infection had decreased in certain areas in capital cities, its spread across the rest of the country was "inevitable."

The virus has already spread widely in deprived areas and amongst the country's indigenous communities which are more vulnerable to disease.

In São Paulo, Brazil's largest city with about 12 million residents, a five-day holiday started on Wednesday in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

There are concerns that people from the city will travel to the countryside or the coast instead of staying at home, further spreading the disease, BBC South America correspondent Katy Watson reports.

The authorities cannot make people turn around and they have allowed some traffic to get through, our correspondent adds. :snippity:


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I think the phrase too little too late applies here. I suspect the numbers will climb rapidly.


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Well, Brazil is now #2 on the worldometer. Must be so proud....


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The tragedy in Brazil is unchecked, very soon to be #1 in cases and deaths/day
Still no travel ban Flag of Brazil->Flag of United States, which is incredible.
The other 3 countries are still ascending.
The US being part of this group speaks volumes.
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https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1264665114705375232

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New action by the president to limit travel from Brazil to the US as Brazil’s coronavirus cases spike
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So Brazilians can no longer travel to the USA unless they quarantine in another country for 14 days first?


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Volkonski wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 5:20 pm So Brazilians can no longer travel to the USA unless they quarantine in another country for 14 days first?
I don't understand the wording of that release at all. :?

Edit: I think it's blocking travelers from Brazil, and also any foreigners who have been in Brazil within 14-days of applying to come into the USA.

Maybe. It's poorly worded.


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"waah waah waah Aliens waah waah COVID waah waah foreign"


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A Houston club today.

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Bloomberg clarifies it (cause, you know, journalists do that):
The U.S. will restrict the entry of non-U.S. citizens arriving from Brazil, where coronavirus cases are spiking, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Sunday.

The order begins at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, and the entry of all foreigners who’ve been in Brazil over a 14-day period before their arrival into the U.S. will be halted, McEnany said in a statement.
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I am a bit surprised that Trump is doing this since Trump is such a close buddy of Bolsonaro.


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Volkonski wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 6:24 pm I am a bit surprised that Trump is doing this since Trump is such a close buddy of Bolsonaro.
I don't think he had much choice now that Brazil is #2 and new cases continue to sore upwards.

From the proclamation:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential ... ronavirus/
The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from the Federative Republic of Brazil threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security, and I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.


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Lani wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 8:02 am Well, Brazil is now #2 on the worldometer. Must be so proud....
Top Three Countries with coronavirus casualties:

USA
BRASIL
RUSSIA

Trump, Bolsonaro and Putin, the three stooges.


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Today. Bolosonaro.

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No mask, no social distancing. But surrounded by security and his version of MAGAs.


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Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths

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Brazil registered another record number of novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday evening, as the pandemic in Latin America’s largest country shows no signs of slowing down.

The nation registered 28,936 additional cases of the novel coronavirus, the ministry said, and 1,262 deaths. There are now 555,383 total confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil and 31,199 coronavirus deaths.

The fresh record comes as some Brazilian leaders, including right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, continue to belittle the virus, warning that the economic fallout from quarantine measures will be worse than the virus itself.

“We lament all deaths, but it’s everyone’s destiny,” Bolsonaro said in front of the presidential residence in Brasilia earlier on Tuesday.


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As its death toll soars, Brazil scrubs statistics from a government website.

As the virus tore through Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro came under blistering criticism for sabotaging the isolation measures imposed by states, encouraging mass rallies by his supporters and lashing out about the soaring death toll, saying, “What do you want me to do?”

Now that the outbreak in the country has gotten even worse — it has more confirmed infections than any country but the United States, and the highest daily death tolls in the world — Mr. Bolsonaro’s government has decided to stop reporting the cumulative toll of the virus altogether.

Brazil’s health ministry on Friday took down the website where it had been reporting virus statistics. And then, when it came back online on Saturday, the site omitted the historical data, leaving out how many people had already been infected or killed.

Lawmakers and health experts quickly attacked Mr. Bolsonaro, condemning the government’s decision to withhold statistics and criticizing his administration’s practice of downplaying the danger of the virus.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/08/worl ... k-62ae414e


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Seven major European investment firms told Reuters they will divest from beef producers, grains traders and even government bonds in Brazil if they do not see progress in resolving the surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

The rising threats from investors with more than $2 trillion in assets under management, including Finland-based Nordea and the UK's Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), show how the private sector is taking global action to protect the world's largest rainforest.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has shrugged off diplomatic pressure on the matter.


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AndyinPA wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:40 am https://news.trust.org/item/20200619091609-qos47/
Seven major European investment firms told Reuters they will divest from beef producers, grains traders and even government bonds in Brazil if they do not see progress in resolving the surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
The stripping of that rain-forest is a huge deal. I wish it would get more notice. President Bolsonaro has applauded and accelerated it.

Setting aside that this is destroying a beautiful part of our world, and displacing tribal indigenous communities that live in this region ...

About 20-25% of the oxygen you breathe on this planet comes from that forest. Think about that.


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