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Is Bolsonaro Winning against the Virus ? UnExpected Data from Brazil Raise Global Question on HCQ+

Written by ACM
Saturday, 26 September 2020
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite a still Hard Virus' Epidemic, and Changing 3 Health Ministers in a row, Surprisinly, it's a Fact that Brazil is, Slowly But Steadily, Lowering Both Infections' and Deaths' Numbers, During a Long Period  of Time, and withOut notable Exceptions : from around mid-July, up to End September 2020, according to Crystal-clear Official WHO's Data, (pictured here in 2 Locacious Graphics)...

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F.ex., from 69.074 Daily Infections on July 31st, Brazil Lowered Down to "only" 32.817 on September 26, i.e. ...Less than the Half ! And, From 1.595 Deaths per Day on July 31st, Brazil, also, Lowered Down to just 831 on September 26, i.e. approaching the Half, (etc).

+ Moreover, Brazil's "Death Rate", (i.e. the Proportion of People Dead, Among those Infected), was, at Mid-September, as Comparatively Low as "Only" 3,04%, While, on the Contrary, Even that of Germany's was Higher :  3,52%, Switzerland's 4,25%, China's 5,25%, Canada's 6,56%, France's 7,43%, Belgium's 10,48%, UK's 11,13%, and Italy's 12,29%, (i.e. X 4 Times Bigger !), according to "Statista"'s Data, Based mainly on "John Hopkins" University's Numbers.

=> So that, in Addition to the Obvious Question, Whether embattled President Bolsonaro's (himself a Virus' Survivor)Big, but Comparatively rather Poor and Under-Equiped South American Country, Might be, after all, Winning at a Crucial Global Race against the Deadly Virus, where Many Other, even More Rich, Better Equipped, and with a Wider Science/Technology Potential Countries, accross the World, are, on the Contrary, still Struggling, Nowadays, with Aggravated Situations, in a so-called "2nd Wave" of the Virus, Often a complete Negative "Reversal" towards even More Infections (and sometimes, already Deaths) than During Last Spring's "Lock-Down", (See, f.ex., at: ... + ..., etc), inevitably Emerges, Also, anOther, Global-Interest Topical Query, about What might be the real Cause of such an UnExpected Development ?

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=> "HCQ"+ ?

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- Bolsonaro has recently pointed out that Brazil Invested "400 Millions $" in "Oxford's Vaccine", as he called UK Company "AstraZeneka"'s Still On-Going Trials, (which have Notoriously, been Recently Interrupted, by a Grave Health Incident, Before Re-Starting Later-on), and has been Cited as another, particularly numerous, Test-bed also for a Russia-made Vaccine, reportedly, at an Advanced, already, Stage, (etc), as well as one Among Many and Various Countries accross the World which have, reportedly, just Agreed with Moscow to Soon Import "AviFavir" New Drug for Remedy, Already Distributed inside Russia and some among its Neighbouring States, while its Controversial President did Also Boast, recently at UNO's General Assembly, that "In Brazil, Hospitals did Not Lack the Means to cater to Covid Patients", without specifying further.

But, None of These Factors seems Able to Explain the above-mentioned Positive Facts on a 3-Months Long Trend towards Massively Less Infections and Deaths in Brazil, (Comp. Supra), Either Because the Factors' Play, at a Full and Real Dimension, has Not Yet Started there, (f.ex. concerning Vaccines and/or New Drugs, etc), Or Since it appears quite Exagerated, (f.ex. concerning respective Hospitals' Medical Equipments, etc., since, among others, f.ex. in the USA, the UK, and/or France, etc., they seem to have quite Stronger Facilities, with No sufficient Avail yet)...

=> So that the Only Known relevant Factor, which Might, Possibly, Solve that Enigma, remains that of the Controversial, but, apparently, rather Operational, "HCQ" Drug Therapy (and/or Prophylaxis), that President Bolsonaro, Notoriously Supports, (Even More than USA's President Trump), since a Quite Long Time Ago !

- Indeed, Bolsonaro has made it Crystal-clear, (When he was Recently Infected himself by the Virus seriously), that he Personaly Used the "HCQ" as his Favorite Therapy, Even for him, Explicitly Speaking about that, and Appearing at Published Videos Taking a "HCQ" Pill, while Asking the Spectators What they think to do in Similar Circumstances, (Even if, "Nothing has been, yet, Fully Proven", in Absolute terms, From EIther Side of the Well-Known Controversy about the Alleged Existence or Lack of Anti-Virus' Efficiency)...

+ More Recently, at another Anecdotically Symbolic Move, the Brazilian President, in a Published Video showing him Speak to a Group of People Outdoors, Announced that it's Also 2 of his Ministers who had just been Infected by the Virus, - "But they Started to Take <<HCQ>>", and "That's Good !", he Concluded in public.

++ Moreover, in Addition to being Entirely Free to be Sold and Bought at Pharmacies in Brazil, (Contrary, f.ex., to France, where it, Curiously, became almost Prohibited, while Even some USA's Big Institutional or Social Players recently raised Surprizing Obstacles, etc), "HCQ"s Prices (Usually very Low) at the Market, Suddenly ...Sky-Rocketed, by being Raised at ... "500 %", for that Drug's "Input Production", some Time Ago, as Bolsonaro has just Denounced at UNO's GA these days, (Pleading for Domestic Production, and Not 100% Imports from Abroad, for such Key Medical Drugs, in each concerned Country or Groups of Countries).         

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=> Thus, in, at least, 2 recent Occasions, (f.ex. on May + early September 2020), he was Phographed Ostensibly Holding a "ReuQuinol" Drug Pack, which is Purely "HCQ", and Produced by ...Brazilian Company "APSEN Pharmaceutica", Headquartered at Sao Paolo. (One of the Practical Advantages of "HCQ" being that it's a No more Patented Drug, therefore Free to be Re-Produced in "Generic" Forms by Any Willing Industries, Anywhere in the World, potentialy Becoming much Cheaper to buy by the People : That's, Notoriously, one of the Reasons for which a great Part of the "Big Pharma" Establishment is Astonishingly Hostile against "HCQ"... ).  According to some Brazilian Medias, "APSEN"s CEO, Renato Spallici, would be Ideologicaly Near "Bolsonarism".  (However, Other Photos show Also Different "Generic" "HCQ" Drugs apparently Produced in Brazil, Not related to that particular Company).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

>>> In Consequence, the above-mentioned WHO's Latest Data for Brazil, about an Obvious Trend towards a Slow but Steady Diminution of Both Infections and Deaths, between Mid-July and End of September 2020, (Comp. concrete Graphics Supra), seem to have, Also, an Important, Real-Size "Test", Interest in the Well-Known, "Hot" Global Debate about the Disputed or Alleged "HCQ"'s Efficiency as Medical Drug for Therapy and/or Prophylaxis against the Deadly Virus' current Epidemics !

- Following the UnPrecedented Big Scandal (Later Nick-Named in the UK : "Lancet-Gate", but, in fact, concerning also US Review "NEMJ", Both "Left"-leaning) of a "Bogus" Fake-Study erroneously Accusing the "HCQ" Drug Therapy to be ...Totaly InEfficient and Even very Dangerous (sic !), which had Initially Heavily Influenced mainly a French Establishment, through which it Extended Also inside the WHO, Multiplying UnPrecedented Oppressive Measures Against Medical Prescriptions of "HCQ" and  Even "Freezing" evolving Scientific Trials using it World-wide, (that "Eurofora" was the 1st to Strongly Denounce, Criticizing no less than ..."11 Big Flaws" in that Paper, Followed, a Week Later, also by Many Medical Doctors accross 5 Continents throughout the World, at a Collective "Open Letter" Published at the Internet, and Various Other Critics, until our "Whistle-Blowing" Snow-Balled, Succeeding to Make Both "the Lancet" and "NEMJ" WIthdraw that "Bogus Study" : See ..., but also ..., etc), Nevertheless, "Hot" Debates Persisted :

- Despite their Recent Big Defeat (Comp. Supra), however, "HCQ"'s Relentless Opponents still Recidivated, During Summer 2020, with AnOther Controversial Attempt, (this time Disguised, No more as an Anglo-Saxon, But as a so-called "EU" area's, and even "French" Paris' "Study"), to Claim that "HCQ" would be ...Absolutely withOut Any Efficiency at all, Against the Virus ! But World-Famous pro-"HCQ+" (adde + AZ + Zinc) French Professor Didier Raoult, Head of Marseille's "Mediterranean Infections" Institute, a relevant Specialist, Together with 2 Other Researchers, this time Published himself a Strong "Reply", locaciously Titled : -"Hydroxychloroquine Failure: The End does Not Justify the Means !", since the Beginning of August, (at "Clin Infect Dis."), which Denounces, mainly, the "InSufficiency" of that Pseudo-Criticism's Data, and Marks the Last important Point, Currently, on this Issue. Another Positive Study, by other 3 Authors, Focusing on "Early OutPatient", Useful Practice of HCQ + AZ, was Also Published, Shortly afterwards, at the "American Journal of Medicine".

- And, Nowadays, towards this End of September 2020, Professor Raoult Published on-line his Landmark "Report" to an Official "Enquiry", currently made by the French Senate, on the "Public Policy facing the Pandemic", where he clearly Confirms, (After a Unique, Personal Medical Experience, of More than 5.000 Patients), that Therapy Against the Deadly Virus, Based on "HCQ" + "AZ" (+ Zinc, recently), has Reached a Record-High Survival rate of about 99,6% ! (See, already, at "Eurofora": ..., etc).

>>> At any case, the Above-Mentioned, Recent WHO's Data on Brazil's Fight against the Virus, apparently Starting to Become Progressively Succesful, During these Last 3 Months, (Comp. Facts cited Supra), Naturaly Strengthen the Efforts of those who Observe that, as Long as Vaccines and/or Any Other, More Efficient Drug Therapy has Not Yet Been Discovered, then, Obviously, there is Not any Legitimate Reason in order to, Curiously, Persist to Deprive the People from as Simple, Cheap, and Accessible Cure as "HCQ" + "AZ" + "Zinc" seem Able to Provide, particularly when even Human Life is at Stake.

+ A Fortiori, when this seems to Fit Also with a, Comparatively, quite Better Shape of the Economy of the Country (See Infra) :

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+ ECONOMY :

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Astonishingly, Even Brazil's current Economy reportedly gives several Positive concrete Signs, (Rare Elsewhere nowadays), according to Various Converging Sources :

- F.ex., Despite the Epidemics, during the 1st Half of 2020, Inflows of Foreign Investments Grew in the Country, (Compared to 2019, when Brazil was, Already, "the World’s 4rth Largest Destination of FDI"), Bolsonaro announced at UNO's Assembly General, (that he, practically, ...Inaugurated, speaking Right After UNO's Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, at the Beginning of Early Morning on 22 September 2020).

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+ Almost at the Same Time, - "We Never Exported So Much", what we have "Best" : "Our Agricultural Products", to "Feed the World", the Brazilian President added. - "In Brazil, Despite the World Crisis, Agricultural Production Never Stopped", and "Truck drivers, Maritime, Port and Aviation Workers have kept the entire Logistics chain Fully Active, and ensured Distribution, domestically and into the Export markets", he pointed out.

=> In Consequence, inter alia, the GDP Fall caused by the Global Virus' Crisis until now, reportedly was Smaller than Initially Feared, as "Bloomberg" and other Medias observed, (and quite Lower than in Other Countries).

- In Parallel, Bolsonaro has, Notoriously, Started to Become more and more Popular throughout Brazil, (and Even at Poor Areas Traditionaly Left-leaning in the Past), inter alia, Particularly because of a Multi-Monthly Grant to All Poor People and informal sector Workers, reportedly Equivalent to about 25 % of the Average (Not the Lowest) Wage in the Country, Since the 1st Restrictive Measures Against the Virus. I.e. a Grant "approximately 1.000 €" for Each Person, "Distributed to almost 65 Millions of Poor People" ! "The Largest ever Assistance Program in Brazil, and, probably, one among the Largest in the Wordl" too, as he boasted. (in Trump's USA it was 1.200 $, Extended Also to Middle-Class People, But of Shorter Duration. In the UK, Farage had Proposed 1.000 £ to Every Person, Exceptionaly, But his view was Not followed). Recently, its Amount was Reduced, But it was Extended, at least up to the End of this Year. The Total Amount is, reportedly, estimated to about 65 Billions $, for this UnPrecedented for the Country Massive Social Transfert, with Economic Relevance, (including by Contributing to Boost Brazil's StockMarket's Rise, Nowadays)...

- At least Part of that Money to Poor People, at these particularly Hard Times Worldwide, probably came, in Brazil's case, also from Economies from the Succesful Completion, more than a Year Earlier, of an Important Reform concerning Retirement schemas, that Bolsonaro had repotedly managed to Finalize beforehand, there where Other Countries (including in Europe, f.ex. in France,etc) Still Face apparently Difficult Obstacles to Advance...

 - Meanwhile, the Full Deployment of Brazil's Huge Agricultural Production and Exports, Despite the Virus, as well as a still Growing Influx of Foreign Investments on 2019 and 2020, added to some Stock-Market rise, (Comp. Supra), probably Helped too.

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=> All in all, No Wonder Why Bolsonaro, who had Concluded his UN0-GA Speech recently by stressing that - "We (Brazil) are a Christian and Conservative Country, Based on Family values", But has Just Left a Hospital on Saturday after a 5th Operation, (apparently "Succesful" according to his Doctors), Since he was Notoriously Stabbed with a Knife by an Obscure Coward Lackey of UnKnown yet Commanditators, Back during the 2018 Presidential Election that he Brillantly Won with People's Votes, is, Nowadays, reportedly Accredited with 69 % of Positive Views,  (40% for "Excelent" Governance and 29% for "Good/Fair"), against Only 29%, according to a Mainstream Poll, showing, for the 1st Time, a so Strong Popular Support...

 

 

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The official presentation of a "Program" respecting People's choices voted in the June 7, 2009 EU Elections, to be debated in EU Council and EU Parliament during its 1st Session on July in Strasbourg, is the No 1 Priority, according to Democratic principles, for the Franco-German axis, said the main winners at the ballot box, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel.

They stressed  that the New EU Commission's President must have a "Program" in favor of an EU which "protects" its Citizens, regulates financial markets and aims at a "Political" Europe" : a wording they have used as incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid.

They also declared ready for a "political" endorsment of "Mr. Barroso's candidacy" in June's EU Council, considering that an official decision would have to be made after EU Parliament's debates and votes, possibly from next month (July), with the legally necessary final acceptance shortly after Lisbon Treaty's entry into force, hoped for September or October.


- "A Program, and Mr. Barroso" : This resumes, in substance, the anouncements made by Sarkozy and Merkel, on the question of current EU Commission's President, Barroso's declared wish to succeed to himself for a second mandate, to be extended during the following 5 years.

 In their 1st meeting after EU Elections, they observed that "the Franco-German axis counted in European Elections' campaign... But, we both keep a realistic view : We saw the number of those who abstained, and we must absolutely give them an answer. We also see the disilusionment of an important number of Europeans vis a vis Europe, and we are aware of the responsibilities we have".

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 - The "Duty" of the new EU Commission's President, after June 7, 2009 EU Elections' result, "is to act for a Europe which protects the Europeans, to commit himself into working for a better Regulation of Financial transactions, ... and to have a Political will for Europe", underlined Sarkozy.

Therefore, "we have asked M. Barroso... to clarify, to officialy present the intentions he has", he anounced.

- "We want to speak also about the Programme", explained Merkel.

- "It's important that for the next EU Parliament's mandate (2009-2014) we take the right Decisions for Europe.  Obviously on Persons, but mainly Decisions on Issues", she stressed.

- "It's not simply a question of a Person, it's also a question of a Programme". We are "really asking Mr. Barroso to commit himself on a Program, and on Principles, on Values", Sarkozy added.

EU President-in-office, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer, accepted the Franco-German stance :

- "Barroso must present his Programme. The Czech Presidency agrees with that", Fischer reportedly said later, after meeting Sarkozy.

But Press reports from Brussels claimed that Barroso had preferred to be officially appointed by EU Council since June, (i.e. next week), "because this was implied by the current Treaty of Nice, according to him", and considered any delay until the possible ratification of the new, Lisbon Treaty on September/October, as "undemocratic".

- "At any case, independently of what Germany and France ask, it's also EU Parliament's wish". "We shall propose Mr Barroso's candidacy... But even in the framework of Nice Treaty, EU Parliament has to be associated in this Decision", the French President observed.

If this is correctly done, then "we support Mr. Barroso's candidature", and "if the (EU) Parliament agrees, we might ratify this decision since July", (i.e. next month), they both said.

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- "France and Germany support Baroso's candidacy, But we want to speak also on the Program. We believe that this Program should be established in close cooperation with EU Parliament, and that's why we have followed an appropriate way", said Merkel.  - If EU Parliament wants, this election can take place on July,  but this must be done in full agreement.

- "We shall support Mr. Barroso's candidacy, without doubt", said Sarkozy. "But we have asked from Mr. Barroso, as I told him yesterday, to put into detail.. his intentions, at the eve of his 2nd mandate, if the situation avails itself.


    France and Germany "don't want to take an Official Legal Decision by writting" during "the next (EU) Council" (on June 18-19), declared Sarkozy.  Because they prefer, at this stage, only "a Political decision" on June, "so that we (EU Council) can work together with EU Parliament", which starts to meet only Next Month, since July in Srasbourg, "leaving a Legal decision by writting for later".

    - "If the Conditions are fuillfiled in EU Parliament, we (EU Council) are ready to give the agreement and make it offficial", said Merkel

    - "But, now we are working in the base of Nice Treaty. If tommorow we want to work in the spirit of Lisbon Treaty, we have to find a proper way", she added.

    - "Of course it's Legally complicated, because we are going to make a Political proposal to the forthcoming Council, for an EU Commission's President, on the basis of Nice Treaty : So, we (EU Council) will not appoint the Commissioners. Only the President.  If EU Parliament agrees, it could endorse this position on July", explained Sarkozy.

    But, on Autumn, "if Ireland ratifies Lisbon Treaty, there will be, at any case, a 2nd Decision, to appoint the Commission's President, this time on the basis of Lisbon treaty, and then, we, the EU Member States, would have to appoint (also) the EU Commissioners", he added.

    As for the precise Timing :  - "Everything is suspended until the Irish vote... Now, we must all make everything possible to help Ireland to say "Yes"" to Lisbon Treaty... The Irish Referendum, ..will take place either on September or on October. It's a Question which depends on the Irish. And,  then, we shall have the Choice of the Candidates for the permanent Institutions of Europe".

    However, "if Ireland says No, we, French and Germans, have to assume our responsibilities, and we'll do so", he concluded.

    But British and Swedish governments were reportedly eager to have a final EU Council decision on Barroso since this month, on June's European Council. While the other EU Member Countries are divided, several of them preferring to wait until EU Parliament pronounces itself, on July, and/or until Lisbon Treaty might be ratified by Ireland at the beginning of the Autumn. Barroso's current mandate ends on November.

    There are also various, contradictory and/or unpredictable reactions inside EU Parliament vis a vis Barroso's wish to continue a 2nd mandate, because many MEPs are openly or secretly opposed, reluctant, or hesitating.

    In the biggest EU Countries, as France and Germany, EU Citizens voted on June 2009 EU Elections for a renovated, non-technocratic but Political Europe which cares for its Citizens, with an Identity, Values and Borders, declared incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid, by mainstream, pro-European Governing Parties. Similar choices were also supported in several other small or medium EU Countries.

    On the contrary, whenever, in other Countries, Governing and other mainstream Parties didn't make these choices or eluded them, EU Citizens massively voted for euro-Sceptics whenever they were the only ones to to promise anti-bureacratic change and oppose Turkey's demand to enter into the EU, (f.ex. in the UK, Netherlands, etc).

    It's seems to be an Open Question whether Sarkozy and Merkel's conditions will be really accepted by Barroso, who was appointed on 2004 in a different political context, (with Socialist Prime Ministers in Germany, France, etc), had rejected in the Past the idea of EU becoming "equal to the USA" as "ridiculous", and pushed for Turkey's contoversial EU bid, trying to "soften" or contain the changes desired by the People who voted for Merkel and Sarkozy with another policy vis a vis Turkey on 2005 in Germany and on 2007 in France, as they did all over Europe on 2009.

    In addition to many EPP Governments, it's 3 remaining Socialist Prime Ministers : Gordon Brown in the UK, Zapatero in Spain, and Socrates in Prortugal, who support Barroso, as well as Liberal Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt. But their Parties lost the June 2009 EU Elections.

    Questioned whether there was still "Time" for "other" possible "Candidates", Sarkozy and Merkel did not deny, nor made any comment on that, but simply said that "it's not for us to make publicity for any candidates. We anounced our choice ("A Program, and Mr. Barroso"). But we respect any other candidate".

    Among various other names cited are former Belgian Prime Minister Verhofstadt, former UNO's Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson of Ireland, Italian former EU Commission's vice-President Monti, etc. Meanwhile, Luxembourg's PM Juncker, (who had been unanimously accepted by EU Council for EU Commission's Presidency on 2004, but refused), announced his intention to resign from "EuroGroup"'s Chair. Thus, he might be available for another Top EU job.

    As "EuroFora"'s "opinion" said (See publication dated 9/6/09) : - "If the current candidates (i.e. Barroso, etc) to the Top EU jobs promise and guarantee to respect People's democratic choices, then, it's OK".

"Otherwise, Europe must find new candidates, really motivated and able to implement these democratic choices of the People."

    Because, "in Democracy, the forthcoming choices for EU's Top Jobs,...should be made according to EU Citizens' Votes in June 7, 2009 European Elections, and main EU Governments' strategic policies".
        

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