Whether in Brazil, Mexico, or elsewhere, when heads of state have reacted to the pandemic politically rather than clinically, their citizens have suffered for it.
THREAD: "Tropical Trump" is a moniker Jair Bolsonaro has garnered from some, who point to similarities between the leaders. So for @thetake_pod , I talked @TeresaBoo about how Brazil's president has handled, or mis-handled, the pandemic in a country with 1 million COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus pandemic's worst-case scenario is unfolding in Brazil
For a deeper dive into the effect COVID19 has had on the Amazon river communities in Brazil, this @AJEnglish picture essay takes us to the new frontlines of the fight: Once you've seen it, listen to how they're dealing on @thetake_pod
Brazil has taken the tragic lead in #coronavirus infections in the region. But President Bolsonaro has dismissed the outbreak, asking his supporters to doubt the media & enter hospitals to see for themselves. @TeresaBo joined me on @thetake_pod to explain:
first show in BRAZIL today! going to be INSANE!! Love my Brazilian #Beliebers
Oi gente. Te amo Brasil. Obrigado por apoiar “Everybody Hates Chris” e “Brooklyn 99”. Até a próxima. ❤️ ❤️ Hi guys. I love you Brazil. Thank you for supporting “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. Until next time.
Smoke from wildfires in the #AmazonRainforest spreads across several Brazilian states in this natural-color image taken by a @NASAEarth instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite. Although it is fire season in Brazil, the number of fires may be record-setting: