Gentle Reader – One need not be a dyed in the wool socialist to be encouraged by the latest events in Brazil. The present leader – Bolsinaro – who happily claims to be a right-wing extremist, a SARS-CoV-2-denier, a Climate Emergency-denier, and and who has led his country into a public health disaster, will likely be challenged for the presidency by Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva. For Brazil and for our world, this is a positive event.
The former Brazilian leader was just freed by his country’s Supreme Court to seek the presidency again in 2022
— Read on the.ink/p/lula
About AJ Layon
AJ Layon was, for 28 years, at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, in Gainesville, FL. For the approximately 10 years until September 2011, he was Professor and Chief of Critical Care Medicine at UF; In September of 2011 he became System Director and Co-Chairman of Critical Care Medicine in PA; this ended in 2017. He served as a Physician in the Surgical Group with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors without Borders) through 2018 and is presently an intensivist in Florida, struggling through the SARS-CoV-2 crisis.
While his interests are primarily related to health care, health care reform, and ethical issues, as a citizen of our United States and our world, he will occasionally opine on issues of our "time and destiny". Follow on Twitter @ajlayon
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