This week in What’s Happening in Brazil, we discuss the demand from health professionals and people’s movements to create a single queue for complex hospital admissions during the pandemic. With more than 310,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 20,000 deaths (as of May 22), Brazil’s public healthcare system has been overwhelmed and many public hospitals are facing a shortage of available ICU beds. The public healthcare system has only 44% of available ICU units and serves 75% of the population Meanwhile, the private system has an abundance of ICU beds available.
In this week’s Culture Talk, get to know one Brazil’s hit ensembles called Tribalistas. The group is formed by three icons of Brazilian music, Marisa Monte, Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinho Brown. Monte is an important figure in Brazilian pop music, Antunes was a member of one of Brazil’s most popular rock bands and Brown from Bahia is known for his soulful, funky beats and the samba-reggae style. The song we share today is called “I don’t know how to date.”
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Edited by: Vivian Fernandes