This week, in What’s happening in Brazil, we talk about the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency’s rejection of imports of Sputnik V, the vaccine against COVID-19 produced by the Russian Institute Gamaleya. While Anvisa attributed the ban to safety and health concerns, the Russian manufacturer affirmed that the decision is “of a political nature”.
We also debate the continued use of drugs without proven effectiveness against the disease, distributed in the so-called “COVID kit”, as chloroquine is now first on the list of medications that caused side effects in 2020. Still on the pandemic, the show reports that the number of deaths by COVID-19 in the country in 2021 has surpassed the total amount of 2020.
In our Culture Talk segment, we take you to the Amazon to meet the toys made with miriti, a local natural fiber extracted from palm trees. The sustainable process that has become a tradition of the community also generates income for thousands of craftsmen and their families.
Finally, in Brazilianism, we will learn a delicious and easy-to-make Latin American recipe and introduce you to a recent revelation in the Brazilian music scene. Enjoy the show!
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Edited by: Julia Abdalla