The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, during testimony at the CPI of the Pandemic -

The CPI on the Pandemic in the Senate withdrew from calling again the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, to give testimony. It would be his third hearing. An important member of the commission stated that the majority assessment was that the CPI should not give a platform to Jair Bolsonaro’s minister in the final stretch of work. In place of Queiroga, the group is considering calling for next Monday, the 18th, the physician Carlos Carvalho, who coordinated a study by Conitec (National Commission for the Incorporation of Technologies in the SUS) which issued an opinion against the use of drugs without proven efficacy in the fight against Covid-19.

Other calls made by the CPI ended up turning into a platform, as privately evaluated by some members of the collegiate itself. This was the case of businessman Luciano Hang, at the end of September, who took posters to display during his hearing and ended up having the session marked by bickering. Next week will be the last of the CPI, after nearly six months of work. The reading of the final report, prepared by senator Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL), is scheduled for Tuesday, 19, and its vote, for the following day. The list of investigated has 37 names so far. In addition to them, the final report should mention the president’s sons, councilor Carlos Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) and deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), and deputies Bia Kicis (PSL-DF) and Carla Zambelli (PSL-SP) ) for alleged involvement in the dissemination of fake news during the pandemic.

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