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Brazilian President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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another self obsessed fool...

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The chickens have come home to roost.

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another self obsessed fool...

Yep, another trump a different day. First, BJ.....now JB. I am pretty sure DT Jr. has it because we haven't heard from him very much since his girlfriend Guilfoyle was infected which means other trump members are also infected. All three leaders have meet each other during the outbreak and has had close staff members all test positive.

All 3 countries elected incompetent self-obsessed fools that ignored the threat and failed as their leaders, and all 3 countries are suffering for it.

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Covid-19 couldn't have happened to a more deserving maniac. The right-wing, authoritarian science-denier has not only failed to provide national leadership in the face of the pandemic, he has sabotaged every effort to deal with it.

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My big fear is that he uses this as an excuse not to take any precautions. If he recovers quickly, he will say that the virus is not so bad, you get a little sick and then get one with your life. Unfortunately there is a large segment of his population and in the US that will eat that up and not follow proper protocols for social distancing and mask usage.

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How many others did this idiot infect because of his irresponsible behavior!!!!

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Covid-19 couldn't have happened to a more deserving maniac. The right-wing, authoritarian science-denier has not only failed to provide national leadership in the face of the pandemic, he has sabotaged every effort to deal with it.

I wouldn't go as far as wishing my worst enemy to catch the COVID-19, but for Bolsorano I do agree with your statement. If it requires for the maniac and idiots to catch the disease to have their eyes opened, so be it.

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It was only a matter of time.

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A vile person (and a bona fide fascist). 'nuff said.

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Photo: 'who needs a mask?'

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Life goes on. We're going to take care, particularly of old people and those with illnesses that are a risk factor," he added before repeating his mantra that the "collateral effects" of the virus should not be worse than the illness itself.

I never liked the bloke and disagree with many of his views, but in this particular case I think he has a good point.

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Bolsanaro is a dumb fool like dumb Boris Johnson. I wonder how many people he infected? Brazil has so many dirt poor people who simply die painfully with no access to ICU.

Wear a mask, emphasize social distance, do NOT shake hands, and set an example, stupid Bolsanaro.

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In a strange way, this bonehead testing positive for the coronavirus may help to reverse some of the damage he's already done there by downplaying it, but he can't downplay it now. Maybe now people in Brazil will take this deadly virus more seriously.

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My big fear is that he uses this as an excuse not to take any precautions. If he recovers quickly, he will say that the virus is not so bad, you get a little sick and then get one with your life. Unfortunately there is a large segment of his population and in the US that will eat that up and not follow proper protocols for social distancing and mask usage.

I agree. I'm glad he tested positive, and if he dies it might be a wake up call for many people. considering the kind of fascist he is, I hope he does

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I never liked the bloke and disagree with many of his views, but in this particular case I think he has a good point.

Following his “good points” has led to over 60,000 dead Brazillians and his country being ravaged by the virus more than anywhere but the US, which it might actually overtake.

If those are his “good points”, I would hate to see what his bad ones are.

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Everyone knew Bolsonaro gets the corona virus sooner or later. And I just wonder when Trump would get one. He also doesn't want to wear it in public.

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Not a surprise. Lucky for him that he’s in a position to receive the best treatment his country can offer if it turns serious. The poorer people of his country don’t have that luxury.

These posturing idiots get people killed.

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Serves him right.

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I know what I want to write but I shouldn't so...wish him a speedy recovery. Oh, that was hard to write!

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President Bolsonaro - isn't it time for a little golf and a few drinks with your BFF President Trump?

And don't worry about the masks and hand sanitizer, we know you both hate them...

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Bolsonaro is showing his hubris could be terminal. His so-called 'populist' appeal is little different from Trump's and Johnson's. They're in office to look out for their fellow 'elites'. They care not a single F for the general population.

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How many people have died in Brazil because of his stupidity?

Perhaps having pipes connected to his lungs and struggling to breathe will finally give him a wake up call that this is a PANDEMIC for a reason!

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Following his “good points” has led to over 60,000 dead Brazillians and his country being ravaged by the virus more than anywhere but the US, which it might actually overtake.

I have been in Brazil once and in my opinion (more of a gut feeling largely based on peoples temper there) cornering the dirt poor people in lockdown would have backfired into massive protests if not riots and who knows maybe even lot scarier numbers.

I don't think anyone in power in Brazil could have done much about the spread.

And same as DT, BJ (as in the person), JB is there for a reason which also holds the key to the real problems these days.

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Another fascist loudmouth like Trump. CoVid-19 knows no prejudices or boundaries. Ask Bozo of the UK. And Trump had better shut his yap, for he could be next in line. He is also playing with loaded dice.

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Bolsonaro could be the only leader in the world who makes Donald Trump's abysmal Covid-19 lack of strategy look slightly less reprehensible. A man who basically just doesn't give a flying one about the poorer or more vulnerable people in his society - and it's not because of stupidity, or that he's just plain out of his depth, like Trump. He's more sinister than that.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53021248

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I hope that this is the last time that Bolsonaro gets sick.

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He is relatively young, not obese, and is sensibly taking hydroxychloroqunie (hopefully in combination with zinc), which has a good track record.

He will be OK.

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BigYen

Do you reckon the poor locals in the favelas are going to be able to afford to take hydroxychloroquine (hopefully in combination with zinc),

Unlike the various medications touted by Big Pharma (not to mention Gates vaccine), hydroxychloroquine is cheap and can be produced generically. How the supply to the Favelas is I don´t know, and I doubt you do either.

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How the supply to the Favelas is I don´t know, and I doubt you do either.

My post you're responding to seems to have been Moderated out of existence, but if you had the time or the inclination to read the link I provided (and there were many more I could have listed) you'd know that very little of anything is getting through to the favelas, and that the people who live there have been left to cope with Covid-19 entirely by their own resources by Bolsonaro and his government. Now without actually being there I can't vouch for that personally, but you'd have to live in a fact-resistant zone to think that in Brazil the opportunities to access medication, or anything else, are anything like equal between a rich fascist like Bolsonaro and the poor in the favelas.

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The test "has come out and it's positive," Bolsonaro said in a television interview from his residence in capital Brasilia, adding that he was taking hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat the illness.

Lol, when he said Covid-19 is just a small flu, why is he taking special precautions

What about those poor people he told it's just a small flu, but don't have access to special precautions like he does

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Poetic justice.

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hydroxychloroquine is cheap

Not anymore. Because Bolsonaro has been promoting it, that increased demand with supplies limited, so the price has been going up. People paying more for what can turn out to be non-effective

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lostrune2

Not anymore. Because Bolsonaro has been promoting it, that increased demand with supplies limited, so the price has been going up. 

Got any source for that claim? I didnt know that people world-wide listen Bolsonaro as a drug advisor. And fact is, since it can be manufactured generically, there is no big profit for big pharma in this one, so unsurprisingly they are not promoting it.

And the fake media is only invested in this issue because Trump mentioned it. Trump could recommend drinking water, and the fake media would cackle against that.

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Not anymore. Because Bolsonaro has been promoting it, that increased demand with supplies limited, so the price has been going up.

Got any source for that claim?

https://www.ft.com/content/d7b80487-e15c-49fc-bfe6-b3ec09f55d48

"Governments including those in the US and Brazil have lined up to purchase hydroxychloroquine from Indian companies, which are also under pressure from New Delhi to supply the drug to frontline health workers. Surging demand has pushed up prices across the supply chain."

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