Brazilian Defense Ministry Helps Indigenous Communities Combat the Coronavirus

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo August 05, 2020 In Brazil, indigenous peoples are among the populations with the highest coronavirus mortality rate, which is 150 percent higher than the country’s average. The infection rate of the disease is also 84 percent higher among these communities, affecting 759 indigenous people per 100,000 inhabitants, while the average in Brazil is 413.Since May, the Ministry of Defense, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, the Armed Forces, and health professionals, has been providing medical services and basic supplies, including personal protective equipment and food, to indigenous populations across Brazil.None of the 200 COVID-19 tests conducted in late June, early July 2020, for the Yanomami and Raposa Serra do Sol populations came back positive. (Photo: Igor Soares/Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Communications Office)The most recent operation was the interministerial mission for the indigenous people of Roraima, in the northern part of the country. This mission is part of the COVID-19 operation, which includes various activities from the federal government to combat the coronavirus. Between June 30 and July 4, Yanomami villages and Raposa Serra do Sol territories, which are among the largest indigenous territories in Brazil, and home to isolated indigenous communities, received 3,858 medical and nursing services.Locals were able to receive pediatric, gynecological, general, and infectious disease care. In total, 21 health care professionals from the Armed Forces contributed to the medical care for indigenous people, working in partnership with the health teams on site.Two hundred and nine people suspected of having COVID-19 were also tested. “Nobody was infected in the region. This is a good sign,” said Robson Santos da Silva, special secretary of Indigenous Health, speaking about the tests conducted in indigenous territories.Logistics effortA total of 4 tons of supplies were distributed to the Yanomami and Raposa Serra do Sol indigenous tribes, which included surgical masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, caps, hospital gowns, medications, and basic food baskets. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese) helped the interministerial mission with its aircraft and service members to carry and distribute the supplies.FAB is also responsible for transporting the professional teams, which this time traveled onboard the KC-390, the largest military freighter in Latin America.Crisis cabinetThe Security Cabinet of the Office of the President, with the participation of civil and judicial institutions, coordinates the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the indigenous people, through a newly created crisis cabinet.On July 17, the team had their first meeting to develop strategies and create sanitation barriers in 31 territories with the presence of isolated indigenous populations.last_img read more

Dukes Doers asking for volunteers at the Wellington High School

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 314 weeks ago Good job ladies! I hope you are able to garner a lot of support! You are definitely filling a need! Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jodie · 314 weeks ago So far we have 82 forms turned in and tabulated. We’d love to have more volunteers. You don’t have to have a high school student to volunteer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Jaime Lowe and Bridgett DeJarnett provide leadership on Wellington’s newest volunteer group.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — People registering their students at Wellington High School this week may notice a table containing information called D2 – Dukes Doers.Dukes Doers is a volunteer group for parents and community members to assist with the needs of students, faculty and coaches at the high schoolIf people are interested in being a volunteer group, they are urged to fill out and return the form below to the WHS office no later than Sept. 5, 2014.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Taken 3 at Wellington Regent; American Sniper to be shown next week

first_imgRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 10%. Audience review: 50% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming soon:American Sniper.Follow us on Twitter. Movie Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. (C) Fox Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 289 weeks ago When you go see Liam Neeson’s new shoot-’em-up flick, be sure to remember that in real life he’s an anti-Second Amendment gun grabber who wants to take away your rights of self-protection. Personally, I wouldn’t walk across the street to see one of this hypocrite’s movies. Report Reply 8 replies · active 288 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 288 weeks ago Well said WellDone. Don’t go see taken, but you have to see American Sniper. Really deals with what goes on when a family member is deployed and the rest of the family has to deal with it also. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 288 weeks ago Going to see a movie in no way makes you and endorser of the views of the actor playing in the movie. It that was the case, I’d never go see a movie. Boycotting a local business over something it has nothing to do with, is not a good thing to do. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago No one said anything about boycotting a local business. I plan on going to the Regent to see “American Sniper”. But as far as I know, I still have a right to pick and choose which movies I see and which I don’t. Don’t worry, Cueball, those advertising revenues will still be there for you. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 288 weeks ago You boycotting this movie will not make Liam Neeson to change his mind about guns. But it could hurt the Regent enough to close down the theater. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago Naturally, I don’t want to see any local business fail, but if the Regent is threatened with a shut down due to poor attendance at one movie…then it’s only a matter of time anyway. Now, with my hand on my chin and staring at the ceiling, I’m wondering…”Which would I miss most? Seeing a movie in a theater, or enjoying my Constitutional Rights?” Hmm! Firearms manufacturers are already refusing to supply guns for Neeson’s films, so don’t tell me he won’t get the message if masses refuse to pay admission to see his films. I know better. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 288 weeks ago OK if you are going to go that direction I’ll go with you. And please don’t misconstrue this as being anti second amendment rights because I like you believe we have a right to bear arms. But you are saying that Liam is attacking the second amendment. But shouldn’t he have his first amendment rights? You are wanting to boycott the film because he says the country needs less guns. He may be right. He may be wrong. But that is his opinion! You say boycott the movie which is your right. But to say the second amendment is more important than the first amendment is crazy thinking. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago C’mon, Cueball, I didn’t say that and you know it. I said our Constitutional Rights are more important than a movie. Naturally, Neeson has every right to say whatever foolish thing he wants to say. I just think it’s highly hypocritical of him to speak out against the 2nd Amendment when he makes a fortune from action films that involve guns. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 288 weeks ago And by the way, Cue…if it wasn’t for our 2nd Amendment Rights, we could very easily lose our 1st Amendment Rights. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Taken 3 Schedule: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.center_img This week at the Regent Theater: Taken 3 (Movie trailer is below).Next week: American Sniper! Extended Wellington Regent engagement: Thursday, Feb. 5 – Monday, Feb. 9. Nightly at 7 p.m. with matinees Saturday and Sunday. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours, 17 minuteslast_img read more