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El Profesor

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El Profesor last won the day on July 8 2018

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  1. El Profesor

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Don´t believe it. Bolsonaro is still in command, but there´s a growing power struggle behind the courtains. Healthy Minister Henrique Mandetta is more and more popular by the day with his scientific approach and this week he decided even to contradict the President regarding the need for social isolation. Bolsonaro, feeling threatened by the popularity of Mandetta, started to a campaign against his own minister via his most hardcore followers. Well-informed journalists are reporting that Bolsonaro is looking for ways to sack Health Minister Mandetta and replace him with Osmar Terra, a guy who denies the dangers of the pandemy. But so far he hasn´t dared to do that fearing the popular response.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    They did the same to Brazil. Americans intercepted a cargo of 600 ventilators in Miami that were destined to Brazil. As the germans have well defined, this is piracy. And it gets worse, I´ve read some rumors in Twitter accusing the feds of selling those supplies to private companies who in their turn sell to american states or to other countries. It makese sense, since NY governor, Cuomo, has been saying for a while now that Us states are bidding against each other for supplies. A viral Twitter in Brazil summed up the situation well:
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    That´s true. Apparently, things are better in Quito, the capital, but in Guayaquil, the most populous city in Ecuador the health system and public order have collapsed. Apparently, this outbreak was caused by equatorians who work in Spain and returned to Ecuador. There are almost 500 000 equatorians living in Spain, the largest latin american community in Spain. Consdering Spain is one of the countries most badly hit by the virus, there´s certainly a connection. Another factor is the fact that equatorian government didn´t take the threat seriously and passengers returning from Spain didn´t need to go under a quarantine after arriving in the country.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    He just doesn´t stop.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    That´s true.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Compared to Bolsonaro, Trump is a great statesman. It´s just that not enough people speak portuguese to get the full picture. Abin (Brazil´s secret service agency), according to some leaked documents, is projecting more than 5.000 deaths in the next 15 days. Bolsonaro was briefed weeks ago about it and yet continues to undermine the efforts of the state governors.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    I have no words, really. We´re on our own. He truly believes the coronavirus crisis is not serious and that the press is using it in order to create panic, ruin the economy and destabilize his adminstration.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    WHO, in all of this, reminds me of the League of the Nations. A powerless institution that couldn´t avoid the tragedy it was created to avoid. That doesn´t mean I want WHO abolished, it´s quite the opposite actually. I think the organization should´ve its powers strenghtened so that the member states are subject to more strict surveillance and that we find more ways to cooperate internationally in matters of health.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    According to the tweet bellow, in terms of air quality, Northern Italy is probably the worst place in Europe. Also, I´ve tried to check if this makes sense and it does. 13 of the 50 most polluted cities in Europe are in Italy. https://www.iqair.com/world-most-polluted-cities?continent=59af92ac3e70001c1bd78e52&country=&state=&page=1&perPage=50&cities= I´m not saying this is the main cause, but there must be something to do, at least. It could also be a factor in Iran. Tehran is surrounded by mountains, right?
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    I live in a small town, so I´m not sure. But yes, the mood in the country is terrible. Bolsonaro is paranoid and totally out of touch with reality. He is surrounded by sycophants who are loyal to him but not much more, they are incredibly stupid. Do you remember that scenes from "Der Untergang" where Hitler says that after Steiner´s attack all will be fine? This is Bolsonaro at the moment. He thinks the coronavirus crisis is a scheme designed to take the power away from him. There is that feeling of impending doom, with the report of the first deaths in Brazil and no signs of leadership from the president. People here are angry and scared.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Some hope? China says Japan-developed drug Avigan works against coronavirus. https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/China-says-Japan-developed-drug-Avigan-works-against-coronavirus
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Spanish government has a lot to answer for after allowing the March 8th demonstrations to go ahead last weekend, despite the warnings from EU authorities.
  13. El Profesor

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    I´m not sure there´s a country in the world more ill-prepared to face the coronavirus than Venezuela: - Today, airports officials in Caracas were wearing masks, but there was no running water and no soap in the airport bathrooms; - WHO announced on Wednesday that there are only 3000 test kits for coronavirus in the entire country; - According to a report, in all Venezuela there are only 206 ICU beds and of those only 102 have ventilators, 50% of those are in Caracas; - 11 eleven venezuelan states have 0 ventilators; - Just a quick reminder: Venezuela has a population of almost 30 million people.
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    Coronavirus and Football

    That´s just ridiculous. The match should be suspended. Players were tested today, the game is tomorrow, but the results only come on Sunday.