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Brazilian congress passes US$ 8 billion bill to help millions of poor families

Friday, March 12th 2021 - 09:06 UTC
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Brazil's lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article


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  • FortHay

    So, a previous investigation by Bloomberg's Vinicius Andrade ( ) found a correlation between COVID relief hand-outs and beer sales. Cheers! I suspect similar habits in the US and elsewhere. When throwing around money indiscriminately, it never fails that most of it rolls into the gutter.

    Mar 12th, 2021 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    Yes, we’ve seen RECORD alcohol sales in Chile as people have been highly restricted from normal activities.

    I’m not a COVID denier or subscribe to wild theories — but the collateral damage to our society will be felt for the next several years. People are tired of starting their second year of what was supposedly to be a 15 day isolation.

    Too many people have skipped routine medical health checks and many children have lost their most formative educational period. I have three adult women I’m our family and it has been important for them to especially receive checkups as cancer was a serious issue with our parents.

    As a precaution, my wife and I had pneumococcal and influenza vaccines last year and we’re scheduled to receive the Sinovac vaccine by the end of the month.

    Although we know people who have had the virus — none of them were hospitalized and have recovered.

    There were also news reports that our hospitals were full — which was fake news!
    (Chile has had plenty of empty hospital beds in both normal as well as intensive care.)


    Mar 12th, 2021 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay


    Likewise I am also not not a COVID denier or subscribe to wild theories, but consider this:

    There is an obvious explanation for this data, but I have yet heard anyone address it, or make any meaningful investigation to explore it.

    Mar 15th, 2021 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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