Health crisis: “Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, the same fight?”

In the press on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, critics of the management of the coronavirus crisis by Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, where the number of daily deaths exceeds the first time in the United States (807 for the past 24 hours). And also: the refusal of the British Prime Minister’s Special Advisor to apologize after the revelations on his private travels during the confinement. And bad news for terrestrial biodiversity …

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The Financial Times compares Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the health crisis with Donald Trump. “Similar” approach, according to the British newspaper, which, however, considers it by the Brazilian president “much more irresponsible and dangerous”, because if both are “obsessed with the alleged curative properties of hydroxychloroquine”, President Trump “says he is content to take it yourself “, while Jair Bolsonaro” forced the health department “to recommend this drug to patients with coronavirus because” the US president quarreled with his scientific advisor, while Jair Bolsonaro dismissed a health minister and caused the resignation of his replacement “; because Donald Trump” expressed sympathy for the protesters who opposed the containment, while Jair Bolsonaro participated (on several occasions) in his rally. “However, in the face of difficulties, President Bolsonaro chose a strategy identical to his American counterpart: hit hard on those who criticize him, according to Brazilian newspaper O Dia, who reports that Jair Bolsonaro yesterday attributed the “bad bee the people “from Brazil to” the international left-wing press “. A media offensive identical to him as the one who would fall victim to Donald Trump.

But regardless of differences or similarities between the US president and the Brazilian president, the balance of power would be clearly unfavorable to Jair Bolsonaro, according to The Guardian, who sees him “under pressure” since Donald Trump’s decision to ban flights from South America, and therefore from Brazil. A decision that would put the Brazilian president in a weak position against his American “idol”, according to the newspaper.

The Guardian, and the British press in its entirety, also appear to be fooled by Dominic Cummings, the city’s special adviser Boris Johnson, who is accused of having made several private trips despite the ban on containment. Dominic Cummings exclaimed to motivate himself, and yesterday assured him that he was acting “reasonably”. “No regrets, no apologies,” headlines the Daily Mirror this morning, as well as several newspapers across the channel.

Finally, I suggest you throw an eyelash at Le Monde, which reports a report from CNRS researchers, published yesterday. According to this study, marine species appear to move towards the poles to find some freshness, at a rate of just over 6 km per year, against an average kilometer for land species, whose diversity is therefore particularly threatened.