Brazil Loses Another Health Minister Pressured by Bolsonaro to Reopen Economy and Use Chloroquine

Isolated and publicly disavowed by the President, Teich's brief administration was marked by a lack of autonomy and criticism from state health officials for his slow actions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, May 15th, Nelson Teich, an oncologist, resigned his position as Minister of Health, less than a month after taking on the most sensitive portfolio to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, amid public disagreements with President Jair Bolsonaro.

Teich is the second Health Minister to leave office during . . .

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