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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:20 AM

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Source: Axios

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Brazil's coronavirus outbreak is one of the largest in the world, topped only by the U.S., and Bolsonaro has long downplayed the effects of the virus, pushing businesses to reopen over the last few months in order to jumpstart the country's economy.

Social distancing has steadily become less prevalent in the country, according to the influential IHME model.

Brazil's health ministry has frequently qualified its daily coronavirus death tolls with statements indicating the fatalities did not all take place within a 24-hour period, due to delays caused by investigations into the deaths.

Over 1.6 million people have contracted the disease in Brazil, and more than 65,000 have died, per Johns Hopkins data.

Flashback: Bolsonaro had a coronavirus scare earlier this year, when his press secretary tested positive for the disease in March -- days after meeting President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/jair-bolsonaro-tests-positive-coronavirus-brazil-4e807a05-7f4b-4efa-943e-c59a6686f83e.html



More from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/07/jair-bolsonaro-coronavirus-positive-test-brazil-president

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus.

"It came back positive," a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime.

Bolsonaro, 65, has repeatedly trivialized the pandemic and flouted social distancing, even as Brazil became the second-worst hit country after the United States, with more than 65,000 deaths and 1.6 million confirmed cases.

In March, as Covid-19 claimed its first victims in Brazil, the far-right populist used an address to the nation to brag that, if infected, he would quickly shake off the illness thanks to his "athlete's background".

Since then, Bolsonaro has continued to attend social events and political rallies, often wearing masks incorrectly, or not wearing them at all.

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Reply Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Jul 7 OP
dhill926 Jul 7 #1
LovingA2andMI Jul 7 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 7 #18
soothsayer Jul 7 #3
Iliyah Jul 7 #4
Mike 03 Jul 7 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 7 #23
cannabis_flower Jul 7 #6
awesomerwb1 Jul 7 #7
rwsanders Jul 7 #8
Cattledog Jul 7 #9
calguy Jul 7 #10
2naSalit Jul 7 #11
fleur-de-lisa Jul 7 #12
denem Jul 7 #13
rurallib Jul 7 #14
dalton99a Jul 7 #15
StClone Jul 7 #17
HotTeaBag Jul 7 #26
StClone Jul 10 #29
regnaD kciN Jul 7 #25
rurallib Jul 7 #27
IronLionZion Jul 7 #16
Evolve Dammit Jul 7 #19
DSandra Jul 7 #20
dogknob Jul 7 #21
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 7 #22
jayfish Jul 7 #24
Eugene Jul 8 #28

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:23 AM

1. bad decisions have consequences....

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:25 AM

2. Can Trump be next?

That's all.....

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:35 PM

18. It's very possible.

Several secret service agents and Kimberley Guilfoyle have had it. Add his affinity for large gatherings with no social distancing.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:25 AM

3. And symptoms too

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:25 AM

4. AGAIN . . .

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:28 AM

5. Finally!

Maybe I shouldn't have said it like that.

But you know what I mean. This is, like, his third "close call." He's done everything humanly possible to get it.

"It's just a little flu" - Bolsonaro

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:44 PM

23. It's not like he's a narcissist or anything like that.....






Now tRump will be wanting a few million masks made with his orange mug similar to Jair's.

KY..........

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:28 AM

6. Karma

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:32 AM

7. Not even thoughts and prayers for that a-hole trump wannabe

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:53 AM

8. Finally some good news today

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:54 AM

9. HA!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:04 PM

10. I don't like to wish bad upon anyone

But I have to make an exception in this case. For all the pain and suffering he has caused his country it is only fitting that he should suffer great pain and long lingering side effects from this disease and maybe, just maybe it might change his behavior. But I doubt it, assholes like him and trump are usually assholes for life no matter what happens.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:06 PM

11. Awww, gee...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:07 PM

12. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:13 PM

13. July 4 event at US Ambassador's residence



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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:13 PM

14. be a shame if he died

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Response to rurallib (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:18 PM

15. A tremendous loss to humanity and the planet

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:32 PM

17. Possibilities.

-Gets really sick, and as a turning point, learns to take this seriously for Brazil.
-Dies for all the world to see his futile stupidity.
-Gets slightly ill, revives and scores a big "see it's all nothing but the flu." Back to crazy land doubled.

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Response to StClone (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 05:28 PM

26. Your third option is what I think is going to happen with Trump.

The exception being that he won't actually have it, but will pretend to have it and then recover (with the help of hydroxychloroquine of course).

My feeling is that he realizes that A LOT of people see what's happening and his entire presidency as a reality show rather than uh, actual reality and this would be a perfect plot point for season three - a true comeback story.

As things get more and more dire for him with regard to re-election, I don't doubt for a minute that he'd try to pull it off.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:38 PM

29. You know that is right in there with Trump's style

And too, Randi Rhodes warns Ghislaine Maxwell may get a wicked bad case of "Covid" (She certainly couldn't off herself like her long-time buddy Jeffrey Epstein, that would be a tad too much).

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Response to rurallib (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 04:41 PM

25. So far, every right-wing leader has survived it...

Boris Johnson, Rand Paul, several others I can think of.

Rest assured, people like that get the finest of medical care. Unlike average people, they won't be faced with "sorry, our ICU is completely full." Not that people don't die of it anyway, but prompt, quality medical care can increase the chances of survival. I'm sur that, if 45 got it, he'd survive, too. And each such type who survives it can then spread the gospel of "See? It's not so bad."


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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:29 PM

27. I know - still a boy can dream.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:31 PM

16. Boris Johnson, Bolsonaro, next we need Putin, Modi, and Donny

They should get together and hug it out like bros.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:37 PM

19. Well, well. Maybe it's not a Democratic hoax after all. Stupid fuck.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:56 PM

20. That's the least he can get for being Trumps protege

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:01 PM

21. ou em nossos pensamentos e oraes n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:27 PM

22. Here's a script for Jair Head....



Not recommended to be taken with Hydroxychloroquine or Clorox.


KY...........

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 02:23 PM

24. Not To Be Too Conspiratorial But;...

based on what I just saw from CNN this smells like a scam to sell hydroxychloroquine.





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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:44 AM

28. Brazil's president says hydroxychloroquine to cure his virus

Source: Associated Press

Brazilís president says hydroxychloroquine to cure his virus

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER
July 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ó Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been proven effective against COVID-19.

Bolsonaro said he tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country.

The president told reporters he underwent a lung X-ray on Monday after experiencing fever, muscle aches and malaise. As of Tuesday, his fever had subsided, he said, and he attributed the improvement to hydroxychloroquine.

He stepped back from the journalists and removed his mask at one point to show that he looked well.

The 65-year-old right-wing populist who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face confirmed the results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters huddled close in front of him in the capital, Brasilia.

-snip-


Read more: https://apnews.com/f761b0a592f8e4083c4e64d816359eb4

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