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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Brazil: Battling Bolsonaro’s COVID misinformation | The Listening Post” – below is their description.
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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In This Story: Brazil
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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- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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