CV Central - 4/9/2020 - "How Brazil is like America and troubled nations around the world."
Episode 49 looks at how countries around the world are handling the coronavirus outbreak. We look at Korea reporting about this question of reactivation and what it means to start things off. From there, we look at how badly Ecuador has been pounded and all the ways in which Brazil, a country not dissimilar to the United States in many aspects, is struggling and sits just before a major outbreak. India is trying to prevent a disaster, as we share a story of a gathering in Pakistan 100,000 strong that may infect much of the Muslim Third World. Indonesia is under pressure and Algeria is struggling to remain stable. Turkey has jumped into the front rank of nations and Russia is arresting people for dog walking. Sweden let the disease flow more freely, and now has taken the lead in death toll in Scandinavia, paralleling how the UK has become struck. Lastly, we include a leaked speech from a PLA speaker in China that suggests a very scary future if the Covid they fear is revealed as our reality. In sum, we learn the worldwide consequences are far beyond stopping from the health, economic, and geopolitical levels as the coronavirus moves forward.
Coronavirus reactivating in "cured" Korean patients: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-09/coronavirus-may-reactivate-in-cured-patients-korean-cdc-says
Ecuador's struggles continue to worsen: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/world/americas/ecuador-coronavirus.html
Brazil's cavalier response sets Bolsonaro against every state governor: https://time.com/5816243/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-coronavirus-governors/
Urban poor in Brazil can't afford not to work as virus spread hastens: https://abcnews.go.com/International/slums-rio-communities-choose-hunger-coronavirus-slums-rio/story?id=69996825
Brazil struggling to obtain ventilators from China: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3079147/coronavirus-brazil-looks-build-its-own-ventilators-china-orders
Diplomatic ties between Brazil and China fraying: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/china-outraged-brazil-coronavirus-comments-200407051954633.html
Brazil and India along with other countries poorly set for economic cost of coronavirus: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/04/08/brazil-is-least-prepared-for-coronavirus-pandemic-but-india-is-even-worse/#6926360b67c9
Pakistan religious gathering served as megaspreader event as case toll worsens at home and abroad: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/3078479/fears-massive-pakistan-coronavirus-outbreak-after-100000
Indonesia reverses from original claims the virus won't be so bad as pandemic takes root there: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-08/coronavirus-could-cause-240,000-deaths-in-indonesia/12131778
Algeria is torn between protests and pandemic: https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/coronavirus-algeria-amid-economic-crisis-street-protests-will-have-wait
Turkey sees surge in coronavirus cases: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/surge-in-turkey-s-new-coronavirus-cases-a-concern-who-says
Russia faces conflict between those staying home and wanting to go out: https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-in-russia-self-isolate-or-face-the-consequences/a-53055806
Sweden avoids lockdowns, faces highest death toll in Scandinavia: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-sweden-no-lockdown-test-thousands-deaths-expected-2020-4
Leaked Chinese military speech suggesting covid may be far worse than being publicly revealed: https://www.jenniferzengblog.com/home/2020/4/8/leaked-internal-speech-of-a-chinese-military-expert-
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