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Decision to return to school this year in São Paulo leaves until September 25



São Paulo – The definition of whether or not to return to school in the city of São Paulo in 2020 will be announced until September 25 by Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB). Until then, the city will carry out a third phase of the serological survey with students, analyzing the situation of students from the state and private schools. Data from the second phase of the study were released on Thursday (26) and show that 69.5% of children who developed covid-19 were asymptomatic, which represents a great potential risk of coronavirus transmission, since there will be no way detect the manifestation of the disease in students.

“The second phase shows the correctness of the city’s decision not to authorize a return to school in São Paulo in September. In the coming days, between September 10 and 15, we should have the third phase of the survey carried out with children, covering not only students from the municipal network, but also from the state and private network in the city of São Paulo. And, as of the third phase, the city will decide whether or not we will return to school this year in the city ”, said Covas.

‘Local bubbles’ explain reduction of covid-19 in São Paulo, but situation is unstable

The number of public school students in which they were
found antibodies to covid-19 rose from 108,823 in the first phase to
123,624, in the second phase. The data indicates that 18.3% of students have
contaminated by the new coronavirus, indicating a higher prevalence of the disease
among children than among adults. The prevalence of these is in the home of
11%. This is one more piece of information that concerns you about a possible return to school in
São Paulo, because it shows that children are more contaminated than adults.

São Paulo capital has been without health surveillance service for 11 days

The second phase of the study tested six thousand more children and adolescents aged 4 to 14 who study at the municipal school system. The data show that the population of classes D and E is the most affected by covid-19. And black and brown children are more contaminated, with a rate of 20%, compared to 16% in white children.

Back to school in other cities

The government of Amazonas postponed indefinitely the return to elementary school classes in the city of Manaus. The decision was made after testing high school teachers, who returned on the 10th of this month, to show that in just 15 days 342 teachers were infected with the new coronavirus. The data resulted from tests applied to 1,064 education professionals in the city, which is equivalent to 32.2% of contamination. In all, the state public network has 30 thousand educators.

After a week of decline, the transmission rate of covid-19 in Brazil rises again

In the United States and South Korea, the result of back to school was equally worrying. Cases of covid-19 among children increased by 90% in the United States after returning from face-to-face classes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Children’s Hospitals in the United States. In Seoul, the capital of South Korea, classes were once again taught entirely online after the return of face-to-face classes and the consequent increase in new cases of covid-19 in the region.

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Festival brings together films, music and debate to debate human rights




São Paulo – The Human Rights Culture Festival, DH Fest, will bring together films, debates and musical performances, starting this Sunday (7), for free and virtually. The program, which runs until the 14th, aims to expand the cultural look at themes related to human rights. And it also sounds like a manifestation of the union of society to face the attack on rights, constantly promoted by the Bolsonaro government.

In the musical area, among the confirmed are the singer Chico César and the rapper Tássia Reis. In the debate cycle, Minas Gerais writer Conceição Evaristo, filmmaker Tata Amaral, activist Ailton Krenak and photographer Sebastião Salgado will also be present.

Festival organizers say that the proposal came about when the presence of guidelines related to human rights was noticed in national films awarded in 2020. “The films that had the most visibility, media force, repercussions had themes related to human rights. Then we will put these films together and create the festival of festivals ”, explained Francisco Cesar Filho, curator of the event, to the journalist Marilu Cabañas, from Current Brazil Radio.

The journalist and writer Bianca Santana, who is also present in the event’s grid, says that the covid-19 pandemic made the theme even more necessary. “It is a beautiful program. People are all connected looking for joint actions. Without new alliances, we will not be able to get out of this hole. This partnership between the Vladimir Herzog Institute and Sesc is important for conducting conversations that are inspiring ”, he said.

Festival schedule

The opening of the Festival of Culture in Human Rights, on Sunday, will be with a show by Chico César, at 19h. On Monday (8), the International Women’s Day, there will be a special agenda focused on the theme, with the screening of the film Kunhangue Arandu – The Wisdom of Women“.

On the same day, the debate “Women and resistance: narratives to break silences” will also take place, at 5 pm, with Conceição Evaristo and pedagogue Maria Clara Araújo, and mediation by journalist Semayat Oliveira. The day will end with the singer Tássia Reis.

During the week, the festival will also show 11 feature films, including the winner of the Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, The Mountain Range of Dreams, by Patrício Guzmán. The Chilean filmmaker will also participate in the debate “My north is the south: Latin American portraits in cinema”, on Thursday (11), at 5 pm.

The program also features 26 short films and, in music, the repertoire will also include the collective Baile em Chernobyl, formed by artists who use funk to empower peripheral youth. Indian rapper Kunumi MC closes the event on the 14th.

On the 13th, at 5 pm, the debate “We are the land: the rights of nature and the future of humanity” will be held, which will receive the activist and writer Ailton Krenak and the award-winning photographer Sebastião Salgado, who will reflect on the challenges and the urgency to think of the rights of nature as human rights.

The event is held in partnership with Sesc, the Ação de Rua project – SP, the Ethos Institute and the Vladimir Herzog Institute, together with the Free Journalists, Mundo Pensante and Projetemos. The complete program can be seen on the official website of the event.

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