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Martha Rocha, 87, Dies; to Brazil, a Beauty Queen Denied a Crown
Popular opinion has held that she came in second in the 1954 Miss Universe pageant because she didn’t conform to a North American standard of beauty.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:27:05 GMT


Bolsonaro Hails Anti-Malaria Pill Even as He Fights Coronavirus
He is infected and has Covid-19 symptoms, but Brazil’s president still endorses hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment. He projects optimism amid a pandemic that kills over 1,000 Brazilians a day.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:06:15 GMT


El presidente de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, da positivo al coronavirus
Luego de meses de desestimar la seriedad de la pandemia y de desdeñar las medidas de protección, el mandatario sintió los síntomas del virus. Más de 65.000 brasileños han perdido la vida debido a la COVID-19.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:12:47 GMT


President Bolsonaro of Brazil Tests Positive for Coronavirus
After months of denying the seriousness of the pandemic and brushing aside protective measures, Mr. Bolsonaro felt symptoms of Covid-19. More than 65,000 Brazilians have died of the virus.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:21:44 GMT


A Shot to Protect Against H.I.V.
A drug injected every two months is more effective at preventing H.I.V. infection than a daily pill, scientists report.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:00:10 GMT


Patient Is Reported Free of H.I.V., but Scientists Urge Caution
Brazilian scientists say the man no longer shows signs of the infection after taking a powerful drug cocktail. But the preliminary results require confirmation.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:00:08 GMT


Bolsonaro Takes New Coronavirus Test After Attending Lunch Without Mask
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said he would take another test for the coronavirus after a news report indicated he had developed symptoms of Covid-19.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:51:21 GMT


A Global Comparison of Coronavirus Cases
Some countries responded aggressively from the start of the pandemic, while others instituted lockdowns and began reopening carefully after initial outbreaks. Then there’s the U.S.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:18:01 GMT
Brazil
Brazil. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2012 v7n1 p0609

Above, the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States of America addresses an audience gathered to talk about investment opportunities in Brazil on Jun 5, 2012. He is surrounded by well-wishers from the City of Philadelphia, second from the left is the Hon Stanley Straughter, click here; third from the left is my favorite Philadelphia Councilwoman, Hon Mrs Jannie Blackwell.

Exhausted, but cheerful and getting ready to head off to the center of South Philly for the annual Odunde festival. We have been gearing up for this all week: we are celebrating Brazil, which has the world's second largest population of Black Africans. So I was told. Gosh!

We piled into a large auditorium at Wharton on Tuesday to hear from the Ambassador from Brazil and the man in charge of the 2014 FIFA World Cup preparations. He spoke in Portuguese and was translated, all around me Brazilians were shaking their heads and saying that the translations were wrong! But I got the idea: Brazil is on the move from the desperately poor and badly governed country it was.

I am trying to figure out what happened; I remember when I was an assistant professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania we had a Brazilian post-doc who was supposed to me a medical graduate who did not know how to make a solution of sodium hydroxide. This is so basic it got him fired. I was later told that his uncle has a senior academic position and he was pushed through medical school without achieving competency. This story has haunted me ever since. And the same thing happened with a Brazilian who had succeeded in getting a place in a residency program.

I certainly know Brazilians who have passed exams on merit, and who are extremely competent professionals. Brazil is a huge country, one-third of South America, with a population zooming towards 200 million. And has a lot of medical schools, a lot of well-trained physicians. However, the fact that any could get through medical school lacking basic competence really bothered me: this was deeply damaging to competent professionals.

In the 1990s, due partly I expect to the 24/7 7-day party that the FIFA 2014 speaker told us about, the high rate of HIV infection in Brazil was killing its future. The Brazilian Government broke the patents of HIV drugs, and Brazil has never looked back in its successful fight against HIV infection and treatment.

Brazil has clearly turned a corner, but I am hearing from other sources about prostitutes convincing rich Nigerians to fly them to Nigeria to marry them.

Ah! Endless stories about Brazil, but my favorite one is from the 2002 AIDS conference in Barcelona, which I attended as a medical writer for the drug manufacturer Pfizer. Brazil had just won the FIFA World Cup, and every Brazilian at the conference was dressed in a horrible yellow tee shirt that looks spectacular on a winning soccer player. They showed solidarity with their country in its fight against AIDS. HIV/AIDS news click here. HIV/AIDS resources click here.

Maybe that is my answer! Horrible yellow tee shirts. What can I say but congratulations Brazil! You are a winner!
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Infectologist Expects Mandatory Mask Wearing in Brazil at Least Until End of Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sergio Cimerman, infectologist and scientific coordinator of the Brazilian Society of Infectology, believes that the wearing of masks should be mandatory in Brazil at least until the end of 2020 and said he hopes people will report anyone failing to wear them in public areas

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 02:00:12 PDT


Bolsonaro Criticizes Widespread Panic Over Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, July 12th, the President said that the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic was marked by "disinformation" and "panic". In a social media post entitled "the moment of truth", the President also talked about the country's economic situation. "Misinformation was a widely used . . . To read the […]

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:46:28 PDT


Bathers Crowd São Paulo’s Beaches Again and Disregard Masks

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite restrictions on the use of the sand strip, open only for individual physical activities, thousands of pedestrians and bathers visited the beaches of Baixada Santista, on the São Paulo coast, on Sunday, July 12th. Residents and tourists were detected with no masks and . . . To read the […]

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:40:22 PDT


“No Risk Group, No Rebound”: Profile Heads 28 Percent of Households

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Almost 30 percent of Brazilian households (19 million) are headed by someone with a risk profile for Covid-19, according to a study by the Locomotiva Institute. The elderly and individuals with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, make up 80 million Brazilians, or 40 percent of the country's total […]

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:30:15 PDT


Rio’s Residents Queue up on First Weekend With Parks Reopened

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As occurred earlier when the beaches and bars were released, Rio's residents . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here Subscribe Login Here

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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:20:39 PDT
World Cup 2014: Brazil! SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n1 p0305

Brazil has not won the last 2 World Cups, not in 2010, not in 2006 after their 5th win in 2002. So they are ready, and with World Cup 2014 on their own turf, they are out to annihilate everyone.

I love statistics, and World Cup statistics show that when Brazil gets into the finals, they are more likely to win than other teams getting into the finals. Brazil has won more than any other country.

Brazil is a huge country, a plucky country, the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas, where more people speak Portuguese than in Portugal, or in all the Portuguese-speaking African countries combined. Get ready for the World Cup, learn some Portuguese on this page.

I was thinking about going to Brazil for the World Cup, but a price per ticket of around $1000 makes the idea absurd. Watching the World Cup live is for rich folks. The rest of us fall into a pub and scream along with the locals. Yeah!! Getting my screaming voice ready!