Brazil. “Negationist and very angry”: Bolsonaro’s reaction to the pandemic, according to the book by the former Minister of Health


Luiz Henrique Mandetta, the first Minister of Health of Jair Bolsonaro’s mandate, wrote a book on combating the pandemic in Brazil and revealed in an interview that the President had a “negative” and “angry” reaction, says the “G1”.

In an interview with the television program “Conversa com Bial”, the ex-government official said that Bolsonaro denied the seriousness and seriousness of the topic even after being informed that hundreds of thousands of people could die. The now ex-minister was even more specific and revealed that he worked with a scenario of 180 thousand deaths, a number that is not far from the current situation (more than 141 thousand deaths).

“I never spoke in public that I worked with 180 thousand deaths if we did not intervene, but I showed him,” he said in the interview. “I handed it in writing, so that he could know the responsibility of the paths he would choose. So, it was really a “very negative and very angry” reaction, admitted Mandetta.

The book can read, for example, the outcome of an Executive meeting at the beginning of the pandemic, when Bolsonaro ended it when Luis Henrique Mandetta praised João Dória, the governor of São Paulo, for the way he reacted to the crisis health, this article from the publication “Época” tells. Bolsonaro was “extremely irritated” that Dória dominated Brazilian news at the time. Next, Mandetta compared Bolsonaro to Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela.

“That was how the meeting ended”, it can be read in the book, here narrated by the article of “Época”. And it continues. that that way he would be isolated, but he ended the meeting the same way he entered it “, narrates Mandetta.

“This book comes to show that you can have a technician but politics, in the surroundings, has a predominant role”, explained the ex-minister last week, when the book was launched. In the work, Mandetta also gives account of the various meetings in which he thought he would be fired, of “betrayals” and the day when he felt that Bolsonaro told him that he knew all his steps and where he was. That is, a threat.

“A patient called Brazil: behind the scenes of the fight against the coronavirus”, written by the journalist of “Folha de São Paulo” Wálter Nunes, is the new book that promises to make known some behind the scenes episodes in the fight against the health crisis during those 90 days in charge. Mandetta was the prime minister of health of the Bolsonaro government. Joined January 2019 and left, after disagreements, on April 16

Brazil with 1,800 more cases and 335 deaths in the last 24 hours

On Sunday night, at 8 pm local time, the consortium of press vehicles that deal with the pandemic data revealed that that country has already surpassed the 141 thousand deaths by covid-19, in a universe of more than 4.7 million cases of infection identified , also counts the “G1”. Brazil is the second country in the world with the most dead victims, after the United States.

From Saturday to Sunday, 1,800 more cases and 335 deaths were recorded in that country, a value below the daily average of the last seven days (697 deaths).

The consortium, created on June 8 after some signs from the federal government that the figures would not be published transparently, consists of G1, O Globo, Extra, O Estado de S.Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo and UOL.


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