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Dr. Wille Baracho takes the temperature of a woman suspected of having COVID-19 as he attends residents inside the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school in the Vila Vintem slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 24, 2020. Led by this doctor who watched COVID-19 wreak havoc in a hospital ward, the samba school marshaled its considerable energy to fight the pandemic in one of Rio’s most populous slums, by sewing medical gowns and masks for public hospitals, distributing food kits to the needy, doing coronavirus screenings.   (AP Photo/Lucas Dumphreys)

How a Brazil samba school shimmied from Carnival to COVID-19

Nov. 10, 2020 10:16 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The sultry heat of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer will soon be rolling into Rio de Janeiro. In a normal year, the air would whisper into Dr. Wille Baracho's ear: Carnival is coming. In a normal year, Baracho's organization — the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school...