The Talk Is #62: Ivermectin and lockdown: the twists science takes


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Last week, President Jair Bolsonaro refused to testify at the Federal Police and talk about the investigation that investigates the leak of confidential data in that case of the invasion of the electoral system by a hacker. In a way, it was an act that questions the authority of Minister Alexandre de Moraes. Soon after, doubts began to arise: would Bolsonaro give in to supreme pressure? Or worse: would Alexandre de Moraes have the courage to subject the president to coercive conduct or something? Adding even more fuel to this fire, Minister Luis Roberto Barroso raised the tone of his criticism of the president, implying that he just doesn’t arrest him because he really can’t.

Meanwhile, news from the front of the pandemic suggests that the fought bets on permanent doubt and common sense will eventually prevail over the scientism and the resulting authoritarianism. From Japan comes the news that ivermectin (remember it?) can indeed be effective against the coronavirus. And from the prestigious Johns Hopkins hospital comes a meta-analysis exposing what everyone already suspected: the destructive lockdowns did not serve to save lives.

Paulo Polzonoff Jr. is back as master of ceremonies for the podcast O Papo É, today in its issue number 62, and which always counts with the participation of my colleagues Bruna Frascolla, Guilherme Fiuza and Rodrigo Constantino.

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