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Pirralha blasts Bolsonaro for failing to manage the coronavirus pandemic

Saturday, June 6th 2020 - 14:33 UTC
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“The Bolsonaro government has definitely failed in tackling the coronavirus pandemic as many other governments have also done,” Greta Thunberg said “The Bolsonaro government has definitely failed in tackling the coronavirus pandemic as many other governments have also done,” Greta Thunberg said

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has failed in managing the coronavirus crisis, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday, a day after a record rise in deaths in the South American nation.

“The Bolsonaro government has definitely failed in tackling the coronavirus pandemic as many other governments have also done,” the 17-year-old Swede said on a video conference with journalists.

Bolsonaro has fiercely criticized measures to shut down non-essential businesses and keep residents indoors to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, saying the economic damage being done is worse than the health risk itself.

Thunberg was speaking during the launch of a crowd-funding campaign to buy medical supplies and provide telemedicine services to residents in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, where a lack of robust health services has made the disease devastating.

Governments around the world, including Brazil, have “failed to save lives and because of that we have seen many deaths that could have been prevented,” Thunberg said.

Thunberg has sparred with Bolsonaro before, with the Brazilian president calling her a “pirralha,” which roughly translates as “brat.” Thunberg responded by ironically changing her Twitter bio to “Pirralha.”

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  • Jack Bauer

    It's high time that the manipulated “pirralha” Grrretta Thunderbug was told to shut up and go back to school.....
    She think she is an expert in everything....climate, global warming, politics, medicine, law........reminds of another useless creature that rears its ugly head every now and again....even when not invited.

    Jun 06th, 2020 - 06:49 pm +1
  • Jack Bauer

    EM
    There is a big difference between listening to highly qualified and recognized professionals in their respective fields, and listening to a poor manipulated twerp who doesn't know her arse from her elbow...
    At 15 she dropped out of school - great decision - and started her campaign in favour of the environment (just so you don't get the wrong idea - I have nothing against defending the environment, and a lot in favor of it) ;

    But of course, now, at 17, she is the expert on many complicated subjects.

    Reekie, you sound very optimistic about the world's future - “.......the signs of a better world that will eventually shape up, as it has in the past”.....“as it has in the past” ?
    When, exactly ? or are you referring to random (short) periods of economic progress, which have done little on a world scale, to “shape it up”
    And, if the world listens to a frustrated, misguided teenager, we are going nowhere, fast.

    Nevertheless, I'm interested in knowing what your crystal ball has to show us.

    Jun 07th, 2020 - 06:24 pm +1
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    You're right there.......no need to be an expert to inspire people.....now, to take advantage of the already strong movement against the destruction, is no no great feat, and those who worship the little twerp, as Reekie does, would be “inspired” by almost anything...

    Jun 08th, 2020 - 12:59 pm +1
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