2020-07-10 12:58:55

Brazilian Epidemiologist Slams Bolsonaro’s COVID Response as Far-Right President Tests Positive

As Brazil faces the world’s second-worst COVID-19 outbreak after the United States, Trump ally and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive, after months of downplaying the severity of the pandemic.

Brazil has gone almost two months with no health minister.

“Bad political leadership is a major risk factor for the spread of the pandemic,” says leading Brazilian epidemiologist Cesar Victora, who coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health at the Federal University of Pelotas.

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