Analysis: Why is Brazil investigating Bolsonaro’s handling of Covid-19?

While, on paper, such investigations may not seem to mean much, they have "a tremendous potential to alter politics"

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Delayed vaccines, oxygen shortages, ineffective treatments against Covid-19. In Brazil, a committee is investigating the role of President Jair Bolsonaro's government in one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks.

Covid-19 is nothing more than a "minor flu" and Brazilians should "stop whining." That's the kind of reactions Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro has long had toward the current global pandemic. Under his leadership, the country has recorded the second highest number of Covid deaths in the world, with over 400,000 fatalities, while intensive care units are collapsing.

Now, a Senate . . .

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