Geopolitical alignment between the american and brazilian governments as to the use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine: repercussions in the facing of Covid-19
Keywords:Pandemic. Covid-19. Chloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine. Political Factors.
AbstractObjective: To analyze the geopolitical alignment between the american and brazilian governments as to the use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine and its repercussions in facing Covid-19. Methodology: Infodemiological, descriptive and exploratory study with a quantitative and qualitative approach. For this, the Google® search tool was used. In order to facilitate the analysis of the sites, inclusion criteria were established: news sites, in Portuguese and the first 100 Uniform Resource Locator (URLs). Were included 91 URLs that met the basic Technical Quality Criteria in a website, which can be analyzed. Results: The disclosure criterion of the institution responsible for the page was seen in 100% of the analyzed sites. Aspects such as nominal authorship of writings and disclosure of the author's credentials had a frequency of 46,2% and 18,7% of cases, respectively. References were used in 86,8% of cases in the elaboration of news about the chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine relationship and the Heads of State Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump. Of these, 44,0% presented some degree of clinical/scientific evidence, with exposure of studies already carried out and/or in the execution phase to discuss the topic. Conclusion: The geopolitical alignment of the american and brazilian governments in facing the Covid-19 pandemic is similar. The Presidents of both countries advocate vertical isolation and the use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine as a treatment and cure for the disease, minimize the virus and conflict with the World Health Organization and China - by failing to follow the recommendations of the international health agency and when using terms that feed back the responsibility of the pandemic to the chinese government.
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