Brazil’s Health Minister Quits After Refusing Bolsonaro’s Chloroquine Push
Brazilian Health Minister Nelson Teich abruptly resigned on Friday after refusing to endorse right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to expand the use of the controversial and unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to treat the novel coronavirus.
The sudden and unexpected departure of a health minister who had been on the job for less than a month sparked even more upheaval inside Bolsonaro’s government, just as Brazil emerges as one of the biggest hot spots in the global coronavirus outbreak.
The country now has more than 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 14,000 confirmed deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. Researchers suspect that the numbers of cases and deaths may be far higher than the official count due to a lack of testing.
Teich, an oncologist, is the second …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]