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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So, a previous investigation by Bloomberg's Vinicius Andrade ( https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-29/brazilians-used-covid-aid-to-buy-more-beer-fueling-ambev-sales ) 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
FortHayMar 12th, 2021 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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.)
Chicoreo,Mar 15th, 2021 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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.