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Friday, May 22, 2020

Brazil recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll on Tuesday: 1,179 fatalities. It was another bleak statistic for the country, which has seen its coronavirus outbreak explode in the past few weeks.

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Never could happen here, right? We have a very stable genius as Dear Leader.

#1 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-05-22 09:48 PM | Reply

Isn't this pretty much what's happening here?

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-22 09:49 PM | Reply

Tangentially related..

Brazil govt furious at bid to seize Bolsonaro's phone
www.digitaljournal.com

...President Jair Bolsonaro's government warned Friday that Brazil's "national security" would be at risk if investigators granted a request to seize the far-right leader's cell phone in an obstruction of justice investigation....

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-22 09:59 PM | Reply

More from the main article...

...And then there is the president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has mishandled the outbreak from the start. He's consistently downplayed the seriousness of the virus, vocally opposed state governors' decisions to impose lockdown measures, personally attended anti-lockdown protests, and pushed for businesses to reopen despite the growing outbreak.

Asked by reporters on April 28 for a response to the then-record death toll that day of 474 deaths, Bolsonaro replied: "So what?" ...

In his battle to reopen the economy, he has tried to designate gyms and salons as essential businesses. He fired his health minister in April; then last week, the man who'd replaced the fired health minister quit. And now Bolsonaro is endorsing the use of hydroxychloroquine, the controversial antimalarial drug that President Donald Trump claims he's taking to prevent the coronavirus (though there's scant evidence it actually works)....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-22 10:01 PM | Reply

Of course he is, he's a wanna be authoritarian like Dotard, they idolize Putin.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-22 10:36 PM | Reply

Covid-19 is gonna mess those favelas up fun time.

Seriously. Brazil is like the US without social safety nets.

Let's see how this mess unravels and who Bolsonaro blames it on - my guess is Hillary Clinton's e-mails

#6 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-22 10:58 PM | Reply

He's hurting the people who need to get hurt.
The sick, the old, the genetically inferior, all the people who consume more than they produce.
Best to just let Capitalism wash over Brazil.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-22 11:39 PM | Reply

Best to just let Capitalism wash over Brazil.

#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Yup!

Reducing the surplus population.

Another adherent to the Thanos Theory.

Obviously.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-23 11:22 AM | Reply

Trump-lite

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-23 03:59 PM | Reply

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