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Anti-science content is growing rapidly on Facebook nowadays

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Anti-science content is growing rapidly on Facebook nowadays

The news about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the US has been quite sad this week, there are no two ways about it and it seems to make the country face a difficult July. On Wednesday, for example, the US beyond 50,000 coronavirus infections every day for the first time since the pandemic began. Countries like Florida and Nevada continues to record new cases reported and high rates of transmission and, since the start of the pandemic, the US has now reported more than 2.7 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, as well as more than 128,000 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

Actor Tom Hanks (who contracted and quickly recovered from coronavirus a few months ago) took some time in the middle of promoting his new WWII era film for Apple TV + to talk a little about coronavirus and specifically to urge people Wear a face mask to protect themselves and everyone around them. He decided to offer it as a kind of PSA because of the prevalence of so many anti-science postures and anti-face masks – a lot happening in predictable environments.

A protester holds a sign during a demonstration against medical 'tyranny' and compulsory vaccination for children in Ukraine.
A protester holds a sign during a demonstration against medical ‘tyranny’ and compulsory vaccination for children in Ukraine.Getty Images

Result of a new analysis from Media Matters shows that anti-face mask content is currently developing on Facebook, with a post about facial masking from a Facebook page that is “leaning right” gathering more than 5.5 million interactions over the past month. In addition, according to media groups, “posts that promote skepticism about the efficacy of facial coverings, despite experts” recommendation, get the most interactions. “

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Media Matters conducted this analysis by looking at more than 2,000 Facebook posts about masks from right-wing Facebook pages between May 30 and June 30 “to understand the narratives that are spreading in the right-wing Facebook ecosystem.” Nearly 5.5 million interactions found include things like sharing, reactions, and comments on social networks and the group found that these posts received around 2,700 interactions per post.

Even at this stage of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still political advantages to the practice of wearing face masks or not. Security, for example, interviewing a bar owner in eastern Texas – Tee Allen Parker, owner of Machine Shed Bar & Grill in Kilgore – who has banned masks in his bar.

“We don’t live in a communist country!” he says. ‘This should be America. That’s an individual choice. There is nothing scientific that says the mask was effective. I chose not to use it, but I didn’t let thousands of people breathe at me. “

On Wednesday Meanwhile, Texas reached the highest daily number of new corona virus cases since the beginning of this pandemic.

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)

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Mutirão Opens To Negotiation Of Individuals' Overdue Debts - Português (Brazil)

September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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