Brazil’s next Health Minister vows to continue Bolsonaro’s policies

He said health policy is set by the president and the minister is there to implement it.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The nominee for Brazil’s health minister, who will represent the ministry’s third change of leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, said on Tuesday, March 16th, that he plans to continue the policies of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.

The initial comments by cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga, a day after he was tapped by Bolsonaro, dashed hopes for a change in course to curb a worsening pandemic that has killed over 270,000 people in Brazil, which had the worst weekly death toll in the world last week.

Outgoing Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello, an active-duty . . .

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