As Brazil’s Corona Cases soar, Péle rallies friends and sets up an auction to benefit Brazil’s people.
As the Coronavirus in Brazil rises to more than 20 million cases since the pandemic began, and the death toll passes 566, 896 people, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro calls for the end of mask use. Why? Brazil registered 13,103 new cases and 321 more deaths in twenty-four hours. still President Bolsonaro ignores the epidemiologist’s scientific data and pleading. If leaders don’t follow the data, the people won’t.
“Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck leads the flock to fly and follow.”Chinese Proverb
Scientific Facts Ignored
The entire scientific world has proven over and over masks protect and mitigate the virus spread, (who.int). Why do people choose to ignore their expertise and proof? The danger lies when an elected official set up to lead the people guides his flock errantly. On a radio interview, President Bolsonaro argued, “Much of the population is already vaccinated or [has] caught the virus, masks are not needed” (reuters.com) However, epidemiologists have reportenearly 60% of Brazil’s population have received their first dose, but only 25% are fully vaccinated, (reuters.com/ Brazil’s Bolsonaro wants date for ending mask use).
Herd immunity requires a 70-85% full vaccination rate. During the Olympics in Japan, the athletes in the bubble had said rate of immunization, and the positive new cases within that bubble held at .02%. The rest of Japan’s cases, however, exploded with a 20% rise in infections, (apnews.com Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases)
Using Status to Benefit Brazil
Péle, Brazil’s soccer legend and the only player to claim three World Cup winner’s medals, gathers memorabilia from several high-profile athletes around the world for an auction to be held on September 22nd, 2021. The auction will take place at the Mall Galleries in London and is also open to online bidders. While the information to register for the event online is not posted yet, keep checking back at JuliensLive.com/signup/ to bid live online. When elected leaders fail, heroes step up and Péle is doing this for his country. “Pele is such a legend, he’s an icon and other sports stars look up to Pele,” Martin Nolan, Executive Director and CFO of Beverly Hills-based Julien’s Auctions, told Reuters.
Items for Sale
Not only is Péle selling the gold-plated bronze cast of his foot made by celebrity sculptor Dante Mortet, but there will also be autographed photos, and jerseys from famed hockey, soccer, football, basketball, and water polo players. Even celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Maria Sharapova, and Mark Wahlberg are donating items.
“Charity opens the heart.”Swami Vivekananda
Donate To Brazil
According to Reuters, “Because it is a charity auction people always show up, they are always extremely generous, and they pay more than in a normal auction because they know it is going to a good cause.” If you need a little joy, donate. If you’re sick of Covid, donate. If you’re sick of officials leading the world astray, donate. The world is filled with despair and derision, why not spread a little joy.