PODCAST: Brazil, Bolsonaro and COVID-19: A conversation

PODCAST: Brazil, Bolsonaro and COVID-19: A conversation

In this roundtable, the first of an International Institute series on the global pandemic, a group of researchers, clinical practitioners, and journalists will discuss the epidemiological, public health, and political dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
2:00 PM

So far, COVID-19 has officially infected 30,000 people in Brazil. But limited access to testing and a precarious health system in which the dead often go uncounted indicate that the toll on the world’s fifth-largest country has been much higher. At the same time, President Jair Bolsonaro has publicly challenged stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, creating fears that Brazil could become the next epicenter of the epidemic. In this roundtable, the first of an International Institute series on the global pandemic, a group of researchers, clinical practitioners, and journalists will discuss the epidemiological, public health, and political dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.

 

Panelists:

Karin Nielsen: Division of Infectious Diseases, UCLA Children’s Hospital

Maria Amelia Veras: Department of Collective Health, Santa Casa de São Paulo

Brian Mier: Co-editor of Brasil Wire, and Brazil Correspondent for teleSUR

Facilitators:

José Luiz Passos: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies

Bonnie Taub: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Associate Director of LAI

Bryan Pitts: Assistant Director of LAI

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Duration: 01:48:13


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