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    Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office.


    Luciana Coelho – Head of COVID task force, Folha de Sao Paulo

    Cristina Tardáguila – Associate director, Poynter

    Laura Guimarães Corrêa – Associate professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

    Marcelo Lins – Journalist, GloboNews

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    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

    Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

    Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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