Brazilian COVID-19 report blames president for public health disaster

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A member of the Rio de Paz NGO places white handkerchiefs that symbolize farewell, to pay tribute to Brazil’s 600,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims, next the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado


In Brazil, a bombshell report by a Senate panel, delivered scathing criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro and his government for their role in the COVID-19 public health disaster.

It includes recommendations for formal criminal charges and for actions that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Brazilians.