A sad example of the destructive potential of Brazilian science denialism.

Heslley Machado Silva


In Brazil not even renowned doctors fail to follow the Bolsonaro government's scientific denialist line. A widely broadcast social network video and an interview with Dr. Anthony Wong, professor at the University of São Paulo and doctor at the largest and most important clinic hospital in Brazil and a reference in public health in the country are analyzed. The doctor's speech, which indicates the end of the pandemic in Brazil during the summer, is discussed, adopting a speech contrary to social isolation, in favor of the use of hydroxichloroquine and other actions without scientific proof. Other fearful passages of his speech and its probable impact on the Brazilian population are also discussed, since his interview had almost half a million views on the social network, in addition to being linked to one of the most popular radios in Brazil.


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