OPEN LETTER



Igi  Lola Ayedun ︎

CAPA 001
LIFE BETWEEN THE GAPS 

Photograph and executive producer: Rafa Kennedy
Art Direction: Rafa Kennedy, Daniel Moraes e Vicenta Perrotta.
Styling: Vicenta Perrotta
Beauty: João Francavilla
Nails: Paola Vellazi , Jade Magalhães e Vicenta Perrotta.
Guests and Creative Collaboration: Auá Mendes, Balaclavu , Daniel Moraes, Eli Nunes , Jade Magalhães , Lino Calixto, Luara Souza  e Maykalla Marcelina.
Apoio: Ateliê TRANSmoras, Comunidade Menino Chorão e Xirê Axé dos Orixás.


CAPA 002, 003 y 004

L’HOMME STATUE


Loic Koutana por
Photograph: Gleeson Paulino
Styling: Marcell Maia
Beauty: Mika Safro
Executive producer: Raphael Lobato Mirror.age
Photograph Assistent: Theo Casadei
Image treatment: Nicolas Leite
Fashion producer: Carolina Albuquerque
Styling assistent: Pepa
Beauty assistent: Natalia Almeida

Loic Koutana veste Clara Watanabe y Leandro Castro


Graphic design direction:
Estúdio Margem - João Pedro Nogueira y Alexandre Lindenberg
Junior Designer: Letícia Souza

One image heals more than a thousand words.



Post-Identity


NOW


that


WE ARE


who


WILL WE BE?




SUMMARY | issue.007 - Week 03



07.1 OPEN LETTER ; One image heals more than a thousand words.  ︎

By Igi Lola Ayedun

07.2  SOCIETY;  Covid-19 Status︎

By Jéssica Amorim

07.3 ESSAY; Some notes about chaoes, or about power being frustration. ︎

By Guilherme Teixeira

07.4 IDENTITY; Mimetized progressivism.  ︎

By Ana Carolina Rodarte

07.5 MNOW ; The western world is changing.  ︎

By Gabriela Campos

07.6 IMAGE;  Life between the gaps.︎

By Rafa Kennedy

07.7 IMAGE;  L´  Homme Statue sculpt himself.︎

By Raphael Lobato, Gleesson Paulino, Marcell Maia and Mika Safro

07.8 SOCIETY; The end of sustainability.︎

By André Alves

07.9 SOCIETY; Environmental catastrophism.︎

By André Alves


07.10 FASHION; Subversion in an intertwining of fingers.︎

By Ana Rodarte

07.11 FASHION; HOW’S THE POST-PANDEMIC CATWALK DOING?︎

By Lucas Assunção

COVID STATUS | How’s the pandemic doing?



Abroad, a third wave. In Brasil, we’ve reached the mark of +4 thousand deaths a day. We’re far from ending this.

Update: 15/04/2021

I have no emotional space for a more personal intro this time around. So shall we?


Is there any good or hopefull news over here or around the world? Well, yes. London is practically managing to zero the numbers of deaths, and released a research about how this result is connected mainly to the lockdown and not the vaccination process. In the USA, Biden announced that all the adult population can start booking their appointments for vaccination starting April 19th. And here the Senate created a PCI (Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry) dedicated for Covid-19, which will investigate the Bolsonaro Government and its measures during the pandemic, and federal transfers to states and municipalities. Can we start cheering for an impeachment already? Will it go thru?


Ah, a research saying that the risk of transmission of Covid-19 by surfaces is very low was also released. It’s cool to be more aware of the ventilation of the spaces we’re in.


Now, let’s jump into some uneasy news.


It’s not the time for negationism.


WORLD


+ 138

million of people infected

+ 111

million of cases recovered

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Source:  World do meters.
BRAZIL


+ 13

million of people infected

+ 358

thousand deaths

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Source: CONASS, Conselho Nacional de  Secretários da Saúde.
TOTAL COVID-19 VACCINATION DOSES ADMINISTERED

+ 825

million of people in the world

+ 30

million of people in Brazil

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Source: Our world in data.


VACCINES X MUTATIONS


During a pandemic, the virus is expected to mutate as it is transmitted. And even though we are following the progress of the immunization, we need to remember: the expansion of the pandemic remains uncontrolled, which, unfortunately, facilitates the emergence of new variants. It’s because of them that a third wave is happening in the midst of many vaccination programs.

And how’s the purchase of vaccines around the world? The latest news that horrified me was that  wealthy countries are 'blocking' vaccine production plans in developing nations. Yes, there is never a limit to being disappointed. Oh, and another bizarre thing that has come up is that alleged vaccines and vaccination certificates against COVID-19 are sold on the deep web, so please be careful out there.

But other than that, vaccine testing in children has also started. Pharmacists like Pfizer, Janssen and Moderna are looking for candidates from six months onwards for the trials. Although the disease affects little children, they can act as a reservoir for the virus. And China started to consider mixing different vaccines.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, no less than 2,700 clinical trials of experimental treatments against COVID-19 have been registered around the world, and there is some interesting news that may arise as an oral antiviral, but anyway, everything is still being studied.


And remember, for those who are vaccinated, even with the second dose, there are still measures to keep an eye on!



NOW, BRASIL:



March was a deadly month to Brasil and the estimate is that April will be even worse (WHAT???). In foreign news, we are a threat to global health, and without a defined strategy to reverse this situation. The situation here is in a way that the last survey related to the country is that brasilians lost almost 2 years of life expectancy in the pandemic, and 2021 will probably be worse. Very exciting, right?


We have been in the news all over the world for weeks about the alarming situation of the hospitals. As we have already shown here, the Covid-19 Fiocruz Observatory classified the current moment as the “biggest sanitary and hospital collapse in Brasil’s history”.

With slow progress, the vaccination plan started two months ago, and we still have many obstacles before being able to accelerate this process. One of them is the abstention that is taking place for the second dose: yes, people are not taking the last dose of the vaccine, which is very harmful to the immunization process as a whole. The way things are going, we will finish vaccinating the population perhaps only in 2024. Even more with the advances to facilitate private vaccination… And who can handle more years like that?

But look, the most crooked thing we heard was that a doctor in Manaus was doing illegal tests with nebulized chloroquine, which resulted in the death of five people.


I don't know about you, but this messed me up...






WAIT... A NEW PANDEMIC?


With all this saga of the coronavirus, many studies have been carried out. More recently, WHO has presented some conclusions from investigations on the origin, carried out in China. But everything is still very much in the "probably" zone, and it’s still uncertain how the contamination of the coronavirus started.

Among these conclusions, it was reported that 1) it is possible that the origin was direct contagion from animal to human; 2) that it’s likely that there was an intermediate animal between the infected animal and the man; 3) it is possible that the virus has reached humans through food products; and 4) it is "extremely unlikely" that the virus has hit humans due to an incident in laboratory.

At the same time, four new covid-19-related coronaviruses were discovered in bats in China. Tense, right?

But still speaking of discoveries, recent studies have raised the possibility that camels are the source of the next pandemic. Whaaat? Yes, they may carry Mers-CoV, a new coronavirus that has so far proved to be at least 10 times more deadly than COVID-19. Experts also explain that the threat is greater because of humans: the climate changes induced by society make droughts more frequent, which leads herders to exchange cows and other animals for camels, which can survive weeks without water.
About this, the WHO director of Environment also spoke about how human interventions on the planet influence the emergence of pandemics: “70% of the last epidemic outbreaks started with deforestation”. In an interview, virologist Angélica Campos also reinforces that the destruction of the planet's ecosystems “contributes decisively to the emergence of new diseases”. So, when will we understand the urgency of the climate guidelines?


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Yes, we can't wait to get out of this. Everyone is exhausted from all this, but patience is still very necessary. So, as usual, if you can, stay at home. And when you leave, wear a mask. And let’s fight anti-vaccine speeches, for the love of.


P.S. I know that nobody can take any more talking about the pandemic, coronavirus… But when it’s possible, let’s contribute by disseminating important and truthful information








Report and research: Jéssica Amorim

MJOURNAL - ISSUE 007 - ONE IMAGE HEALS MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS.