Congress’s position on 5-day vaccince approval is “criminal” – former ANVISA president

"It is disastrous. The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency is strictly complying with its commitments to Brazilian society. This attack is very imprudent, unnecessary, and criminal," he said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Public health physician Gonzalo Vecina, ex-president of the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) today classified Congress's position as "criminal" and "disastrous", referring to the approval of a Provisional Measure (MP) ordering the agency to authorize the use of vaccines approved in other countries within five days.

Asked about the issue, Vecina said he expects the measure to be revoked. Yesterday, Antônio Barra Torres, the current ANVISA president, met with President Jair Bolsonaro to ask for the point to be vetoed.

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