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Collected Item: “"Before Getting COVID, Brazilian President Said Masks 'Are for Fairies'"”

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"Before Getting COVID, Brazilian President Said Masks 'Are for Fairies'"

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Article: The Advocate

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From the article: "Brazil’s homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro, who has tested positive for COVID-19 after downplaying the pandemic, told aides that masks are 'for fairies,' according to a major Brazilian newspaper."

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Trudy Ring

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