Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide (BBC)

BBC: Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide. “The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by America’s Johns Hopkins University. More than 940,000 have died with Covid-19 since the outbreak began in China late last year. The US, India and Brazil have the most confirmed cases, but there is a renewed spike in infections across Europe.”

Slate: When COVID-19 Came to the Kuikuro

Slate: When COVID-19 Came to the Kuikuro. “When news broke of a ‘foreign’ virus in early March, Indigenous leaders in the 6.5 million–acre territory that is home to more than 7,000 people from 16 different groups promptly mobilized to try to keep the disease at bay. They adopted a voluntary quarantine and produced videos and other educational materials with prevention tips in Karib languages. Still, despite their best efforts, the coronavirus arrived in Xingu. Since the first death from COVID-19, a 45-day-old Kalapalo baby in early June, at least 10 other deaths and more than 210 confirmed cases have been registered….But the Kuikuro, who make up about 10 percent of the overall population of the territory, have managed to mitigate the spread—in part, thanks to innovative use of technology.”

British Film Archive: Brazil’s film archive is facing wipeout

British Film Archive: Brazil’s film archive is facing wipeout. “Indifference and hostility from successive governments have left the Cinemateca Brasileira, one of Latin America’s great film institutions, close to collapse. Director Walter Salles and other Brazilian film industry figures explain how this came about and what’s at stake.”

Deutsche Welle: Brazil top court sets precedent by banning global access to social media accounts

Deutsche Welle: Brazil top court sets precedent by banning global access to social media accounts. “Once again, Facebook and Twitter are finding themselves caught in the crossfire as Brazil’s top court goes after suspected purveyors of fake news. Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes ordered both platforms to block accounts spreading illegal content. The fact that national Brazilian judges are having international social media accounts blocked is a novelty and could have global repercussions.”

NBC News: Brazil President Bolsonaro’s wife, Michelle, and science minister test positive for COVID-19

NBC News: Brazil President Bolsonaro’s wife, Michelle, and science minister test positive for COVID-19. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s wife and one of his ministers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official statement on Thursday, as the spread of the novel coronavirus showed no signs of slowing in the country with the world’s second-worst outbreak after the United States.”

Reuters: Brazilian President Bolsonaro says he has ‘mold’ in lungs

Reuters: Brazilian President Bolsonaro says he has ‘mold’ in lungs. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about ‘mold’ in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after catching the novel coronavirus.”

New York Times: The Coronavirus Unleashed Along the Amazon River

New York Times: The Coronavirus Unleashed Along the Amazon River. “As the pandemic assails Brazil, overwhelming it with more than two million infections and more than 84,000 deaths — second only to the United States — the virus is taking an exceptionally high toll on the Amazon region and the people who have depended on its abundance for generations. In Brazil, the six cities with the highest coronavirus exposure are all on the Amazon River, according to an expansive new study from Brazilian researchers that measured antibodies in the population.”

CNN: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 after months of dismissing the seriousness of the virus

CNN: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 after months of dismissing the seriousness of the virus. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus. Bolsonaro himself announced the result, speaking on Brazilian TV channels Tuesday. ‘Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive for me,’ he said, referring to the Covid-19 test he took Monday.”

CNET: Coronavirus cases hit 10 million as outbreaks surge in the US, Brazil and India

CNET: Coronavirus cases hit 10 million as outbreaks surge in the US, Brazil and India. “The daily number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the globe, with the World Health Organization on Sunday reporting the highest number of recorded cases in a 24-hour period. The increase saw the pandemic reach another grim milestone as the total number of confirmed cases crossed 10 million with 500,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 database. Over 5 million are listed as recovered.”

EurekAlert: Brazilian startup seeks to develop a wholly indigenous COVID-19 diagnostic test

EurekAlert: Brazilian startup seeks to develop a wholly indigenous COVID-19 diagnostic test. “Researchers at Biolinker, a biotech startup based in São Paulo, Brazil, are developing a low-cost high-performance COVID-19 diagnostic test using only locally sourced inputs. Biolinker is incubated at the University of São Paulo’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CIETEC), jointly run by the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN).”

Courthouse News Service: Judge Orders Brazil’s Bolsonaro to Wear Mask

Courthouse News Service: Judge Orders Brazil’s Bolsonaro to Wear Mask. “A federal judge in Brazil ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public, after the far-right leader repeatedly flouted the coronavirus containment measures in place in Brasilia. Judge Renato Borelli ordered Bolsonaro, who has famously compared the new coronavirus to a ‘little flu,’ to stop ignoring the capital city’s mask decree, or face a fine of $390.”

NBC News: Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland

NBC News: Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland. “Brazil’s government confirmed Friday that the country has risen above 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, second only to the United States. The country’s health ministry said that the total now stood at 1,032,913, up more than 50,000 from Thursday. The ministry said the sharp increase was due to corrections of previous days’ underreported numbers.”

National Geographic: Disaster looms for indigenous Amazon tribes as COVID-19 cases multiply

National Geographic: Disaster looms for indigenous Amazon tribes as COVID-19 cases multiply. “According to figures compiled by the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), the country’s principal indigenous federation, deaths from COVID-19 in indigenous communities have risen from 46 on May 1 to 262 on June 9. Together with numbers tallied by state health departments around the country, APIB’s statistics show that 9.1 percent of indigenous people who contract the disease are dying, nearly double the 5.2 percent rate among the general Brazilian population.”

China .org: Brazil launches new online platform to track COVID-19 cases

China .org: Brazil launches new online platform to track COVID-19 cases. “The platform… displays the number of recovered cases as well as those that are being monitored, in addition to charts showing the number of daily deaths from the disease and the number of deaths per 100,000 people — factors that help determine the degree of contagion.”