Minister of Health Marcelo Quiroga, will testify again on the Pandemic CPI this Tuesday, 8. Before the Senators, the Doctor will, once again, attempt to explain his balance and determination to light a candle for the flag and another for the President. However, there is a conflict between the two. Bolsonaro is not interested in science. Quiroga, as a doctor, tries to honor science, but he wants to protect the president.
In his second testimony, the minister must be asked again about the statements of infection scientist Luana Ara infjo, who was announced as an extraordinary secretary to combat Covid-19, but whose appointment was canceled nine days later.
Last week, Luana Araújo noted in her testimony to CPI that Planalto objected to her name. Although Quiroga said he has autonomy before the Health Ministry, canceling the doctor’s appointment ends up showing that political validation follows technical validation.
On Wednesday, 9, the Consumer Protection Committee will hear Elicio Franco, the former executive secretary of the Ministry of Health, who was considered the right-hand man of Eduardo Pazuelo, and will be questioned by senators about the existence of a “parallel government” advising the government. in the face of the pandemic.
With the CPI advancing, it is clear that the government has delayed and neglected the care of the pandemic. The result we are witnessing today – and the thousands of victims of the disease – is the result of the neglect and denial of Bolsonaro’s team.