U.S. sends anti-malarial drug to Brazil despite health risk warns

The U.S. has supplied Brazil with two million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the new coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti-malaria drug. The White House released a joint announcement on the drug, whose use has been touted both by U.S. President Donald Trump and … Read more U.S. sends anti-malarial drug to Brazil despite health risk warns

Strong divisions in Brazil as coronavirus infections soar

As COVID-19 cases rocket past 500,000 in Brazil, Sky News’ Stuart Ramsay attended an anti-lockdown march in the nation’s capital. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: … Read more Strong divisions in Brazil as coronavirus infections soar

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll now the world’s fourth-highest

Latin American countries are struggling to get the coronavirus outbreak under control. Brazil has now surpassed France to record the fourth-highest death toll in the world. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Brazil … Read more Brazil’s coronavirus death toll now the world’s fourth-highest

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS, the United Kingdom’s tax-payer funded … Read more AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy | The Listening Post (Full)

Motorists can test for COVID-19 without getting out of their cars

Motorists can now be tested for COVID-19 without stepping out of their cars at Sao Paulo, Brazil. A procedure using a bit of blood is touted as a faster and more effective alternative to lab tests. But with a price tag of over 50 U.S. dollars, it remains inaccessible to many Brazilians. Subscribe to us … Read more Motorists can test for COVID-19 without getting out of their cars

Brazil surpasses Spain with one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the world

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more Brazil surpasses Spain with one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the world

Sao Paulo digs mass graves as coronavirus death toll soars in Brazil | ITV News

As many countries ease their lockdowns, Brazil has emerged as the new epicentre of the coronavirus crisis. On Thursday, Brazil saw the death toll rise by more than 1,000 for the third consecutive day, taking it beyond 26,000. And in a country ravaged by the virus, nowhere is suffering more than Sao Paulo where massed … Read more Sao Paulo digs mass graves as coronavirus death toll soars in Brazil | ITV News

International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Peacekeeping – Covid-19/Peacekeeping Missions – Climate – Honduras/COVID-19 – COVID-19/Brazil – COVID-19/Postal Sector – COVID-19/Tourism – Yemen – Security Council – Nepal – Libya – Kenya/Floods – Ethiopia – Somalia – Venezuela – Nigeria – World No Tobacco Day SECRETARY-GENERAL/PEACEKEEPING  This morning, to … Read more International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Bolsonaro’s Brazil becomes coronavirus hotspot

There is perhaps no greater admirer of Donald Trump than the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) In fact he is often referred to as Trump of the Tropics. And like Trump, the Brazilian President is struggling to explain why his country is fast becoming one of the worst casualties of the virus. Yesterday – … Read more Bolsonaro’s Brazil becomes coronavirus hotspot

Brazilian scientists develop tech to produce more COVID-19 tests

In Brazil, a country of 210 million people in the heart of a continent that has become the epicenter of the pandemic, access to COVID-19 screening tests is a major issue. Scientists at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo have developed a COVID-19 screening test system. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more Brazilian scientists develop tech to produce more COVID-19 tests

Coronavirus Pandemic: Brazil’s Bolsonaro on the spotlight for his handling of the crisis

He’s commonly seen shaking hands and embracing his supporters. #Brazil’s president Jair #Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for his cavalier approach to hygiene measures, and has been vocal about his opposition to the lockdown. Yet with more than 23,000 deaths from the #coronavirus, his handling of the crisis is now on the spotlight. Subscribe to … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: Brazil’s Bolsonaro on the spotlight for his handling of the crisis

Coronavirus Pandemic: Favelas feel the brunt as COVID-19 spreads

In #Brazil, the #COVID19 disease is seriously affecting the under-60s. And this is even more prevalent in the poorest neighbourhoods, the favelas. In Rio de Janeiro alone, there are 800 hillside, working-class districts, where the #virus is spreading at an exponential rate. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: Favelas feel the brunt as COVID-19 spreads

Indigenous groups in danger: COVID-19 threatens remote communities

In the Amazon, the new #coronavirus is spreading particularly quickly among Brazil’s indigenous population and some are turning to remedies using ingredients collected in the forest to alleviate their symptoms. Activists say if serious measures are not taken, some communities may be wiped out all together. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more Indigenous groups in danger: COVID-19 threatens remote communities