Inquiry: Bolsonaro Knew Malaria Drug Doesn’t Work

Reuters reports:

Brazil’s former health minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government knew full well that the treatment they were advocating for COVID-19 patients had no scientific basis.

Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was fired last April by Bolsonaro for not agreeing to push the malaria drug chloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, testified before a parliamentary inquiry into the handling of the pandemic that has killed more than 408,000 Brazilians.

Read the full article. The news will reportedly damage Bolsonaro’s reelection bid, but the election is 17 months away.