Brazil is one of those countries that is full of diseases. While Brazil doesn’t hold the exclusive on being a disease prone society, it does rank high on the list of countries that have more than their fair share of mosquito-borne diseases as well as other medical conditions that impact the lives of adults and children. Dr. Sergio Cortes is one of the physicians in Brazil that is trying to reduce mosquito-borne diseases, according to an article published by Extra.Globo.com.
A Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control (PCT) has been established in Brazil. Some of the diseases that have been earmarked for the PCT program include cysticercosis, onchocerciasis, foodborne trematode infections, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), and soil-transmitted helminthiasis, according to the Dr. Cortes official website.
Dr. Cortes tried to set up a local program similar, but different, from PCT that addressed mosquito-borne viruses while he was the Director of the State Ministry of Health in Rio de Janeiro. Setting up a program that reduces dengue, chikungunya, malaria and yellow fever isn’t easy in Brazil, according to a Dr. Cortes tweet. There so many moving parts in mosquito-borne viruses that are uncontrollable.
The goal was to set up sanitary hygiene procedures and educational courses that stressed environmental management, and waste removal as well as an extensive mosquito eradication program. The cost of that sort of program was not in the federal budget, according to a Dr. Cortes tweet. So the overall health condition in the poor rural and city communities in Brazil continues to deteriorate. A good example of that deterioration was the recent Zika virus outbreak that started in the poor Northeastern region of Brazil. The towns located around the city of Recife were ravished by the Zika virus, and the Brazilian Ministry of Health wasn’t prepared for the rapid spread of the disease, according to Dr. Cortes.
Even though CrunchBase.com lists Dr. Cortes as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Rede D’Or São Luiz in Rio de Janeiro, he is still very active in viral infection control and the State Ministry of Health in Rio. Dr. Cortes thinks an educational program as well as more federal funding could get the mosquito-borne diseases under control in the regions that are the epicenters for a viral outbreak. But trying to get more funding in Brazil is difficult. The government recognizes what it must do, but the budget to do it won’t be approved because of the recession.
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Sergio Cortes is the best and famous impersonator of Michael Jackson. Apart from his looks that are similar to Michael Jackson, Sergio Cortes has the singing and dancing talents that the pop icon had. According to his Facebook page, Sergio Cortes is a gifted artist that can sing, dance, and act.
His talents that are similar to Michael Jackson have raised curiosity among many in the world. Sergio Cortes notes that his similarity to Jackson is not only a career but a privilege. This is because many people do not see the difference between him and Michael Jackson. For this reason, Sergio Cortes is considered one of the best impersonators of the American Singer that died in 2009. This information was reported on Noticias r7.
Sergio Cortes was born in July 30, 1971 in Spain. His career started at an early age. His parent told him that he resembled the pop idol. During the time, Michael was also a child and a member of the Jackson 5. They were enjoying success in the United States and on the international scene. After watching the star on television, Sergio Cortes started paying more attention to Michael Jackson. When he was a teenager, a journalist asked him to pose as Michael Jackson. The photo turned his career around. He started getting proposals for more photos to pose like the pop idol.
Presently, Sergio Cortes runs an agency that manages his activities including the numerous concerts that he holds in a year. The thing that separates him from the other impersonators is the passion that he has for being like Michael Jackson. Additionally, his exceptional ability to perform the songs and pull of the choreography excellently has worked the trick. His electrifying performances have propelled his career with many fans crowding his shows whenever he performs, across the world. Sergio Cortes notes that the death of Michael Jackson affected him but his fans and the performances helped him cope with the loss.
Recently, Sergio Cortes talked about the auction of Michael Jackson’s glove at the value of $20,000. According to him, this was not the first time that Jackson’s glove was being auctioned. He points out that in 2009 another glove went for $402,000 in an auction, which was higher compared to the current glove prices. Sergio Cortes explained why Michael used one glove and why he liked gloves. Sergio asserted that Jackson wanted to have a story similar to greats like Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein by having a painting of him in a frame wearing the glove. This information was originally reported on direitoenegocios.com.
Fans can follow Sergio Cortes on his Facebook and on his Twitter account.
Sergio Cortes is a highly talented artist and above all the best impersonator of the legendary ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson. His attires, voice, walking and dancing styles are similar to that of MJ. According to a report published throughR7, Sergio Cortes said that it’s a privilege to have similar characters just like MJ. Indeed, these similarities create curiosity and also sharpen the eyes of many fans. Those who have never seen or heard about Sergio before may think that the real MJ is on the stage. Today, Sergio is considered as the best impersonator of Michael Jackson who died in 2009.
Sergio developed interests of copying MJ when he was part of the Jackson 5 when he had just started his career in music and later recognized in the whole world as the ‘King of Pop’. This was the turning point of Sergio’s career of impersonating Michael. He started to concentrate on MJ as he danced, sang and the way he talked to fans and the media. When he was a teenager, Sergio was approached by a local reporter dress like MJ and captured on photos, and since that day there were enormous repercussions on his life. Sergio’s passion of impersonating MJ had doubled since that time.
After he rose to fame, Sergio was invited to perform in different countries as an American Idol. Cortes has performed on various shows because he has ability to resemble MJ on almost everything that he used to do. His followers on Facebook are more than 16,000 fans and you can also follow him. Additionally, Sergio can also be found on Twitter. The social media network has largely exposed Sergio’s work to the public and has received several proposals to perform in different parts of the world. Sergio Cortes said that he was heavily touched by the death of MJ back in 2009.
He thinks that by impersonating the late MJ, he has managed to help the singer’s fans to move on and overcome the loss. Indeed, there are other famous personalities that are impersonated by their fans in Brazil. Singers, politicians, TV celebrities and actors are mainly impersonated. Also, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho are also impersonated by their football fans for the skills they possessed while playing. Sergio Cortes was born in Spain 43 years ago and is being recognized as a celeb across the world.
Michael Jackson as a performer and a individual was a once in a lifetime personality that may never be equaled. However, there have been many attempts by talented impersonators to bring his spirit back to life. While some of those attempts were good and thought provoking, it wasn’t until Sergio Cortes came along that someone had finally captured the essence of the man in all regards.
In order to imitate another individual, it takes hundreds of hours of studying mannerisms and style. Then it takes hundreds more hours of practice. After all the time and effort, the impersonator is lucky if they can get it 75% right. Remember, a great impression will take a fan back to a time and place of great joy and happiness. The truth is you can’t fool a real fan.
Then along comes a guy like Sergio Cortes. His ability to capture MJs persona and style goes way beyond studying and practicing. There is an extra layer of profound talent and innate ability that helps him capture everything the world ever knew about Michael Jackson as a performer.
Amazingly, the world never quite understood the technical qualities of MJs singing ability. His pitch and tone were always spot on, leaving one to question how one guy can have such range and efficiency as a singer. MJ had nothing on Cortes who has been able to capture every note of every song that made Michael the unbelievable icon be became. The best part is Cortes’ efforts are never forced or manufactured. They come from natural ability and a great ear.
Of course, MJ was much more than a singer. He was a man with unique style and the ability to move over the dance floor like a leopard through the jungle. None of this creates an issue for Cortes who is able to dress and carry the same style as though he invented it. As for the dancing, Cortes has every pop, lock, spin and twist down to a science. Any measure of comparison would certainly require the ability to pull of the signature moonwalk. That’s child’s play for Mt. Cortes.
In the final analysis, what makes Cortes’ impersonation special is his recognizable love and admiration of the man he is impersonating. In a way, they seem to be kindred spirits with Cortes left here on earth as a reminder of one of the all-time greats. He may not be Michael Jackson, but his impersonation is good enough to bring joy to fans around the world.
One of the most important things in anyone’s life is the legacy which they’ll leave behind. It’s something that people seldom give much thought to when young. But as one grows older it becomes more important that the works a person created can live on. But if this is true for most people it’s even more so for artists and performers. Every artist hopes that their works will be remembered after they’ve passed on. But at the same time there’s always the concern that it be treated with the utmost respect. This is one of the reasons why people like MJ impersonator Sergio Cortes are so important to the world.
There’s obviously quite a few Michael Jackson impersonators in the world. But they typically approach only the most limited subsets of Jackson’s life. Some of the impersonators do a good job of looking like Jackson. Some are good at dancing like him or singing like him. Others might be able to act like him in public. All of these things are impressive and take a great deal of time to master. But it’s still a very limited view of an entire person’s life. Jackson was one of the most complex and prolific artists in modern history. To really impersonate him one needs to be able to encompass the totality of that life.
And this is exactly what makes Sergio Cortes such an amazing Michael Jackson impersonator. His amazing resemblance to Jackson was first noted when Cortes was still a small child. This meant that he began to work on impersonating Jackson when still in grade school. It takes a very long time to fully learn the entire skillset of someone like Jackson. In many ways it really is a life’s work. But Cortes had a huge advantage over other Jackson impersonators. By the time he began to work as a professional Jackson impersonator he’d already been honing those skills for his entire life.
This might seem purely academic at first. But the importance becomes clear when actually seeing and meeting Sergio Cortes. Because when one does so it never actually feels like meeting a man named Sergio Cortes. Instead meeting Cortes is more like getting a chance to meet, talk with, and enjoy the works of Michael Jackson. Cortes does an amazing job of not just emulating Jackson’s singing and dancing. What makes Cortes the true living legacy of Michael Jackson is the fact that he can impersonate every aspect of the man.