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Brazilian Panel Wants President Jair Bolsonaro Tried for Crimes Against Humanity Based on His COVID Response

Brazilian Panel Wants President Jair Bolsonaro Tried for Crimes Against Humanity Based on His COVID Response

Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was an abject failure. And thanks to his incompetence, more than 700,000 Americans have died to this virus. And despite the mass deaths, many followers of Trump still refuse to get vaccinated.

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 7, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Amazingly, though, there are world leaders who have performed even worse. Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil is one of them. And now a panel of Brazilian lawmakers wants Bolsonaro charged for crimes against humanity.

Brazilian academic Elize Massard da Fonseca and the University of Michigan’s Scott Greer explain:

“Bolsonaro used his constitutional powers to interfere in the Health Ministry’s administrative matters, such as clinical protocols, data disclosure and vaccine procurement. He vetoed legislation that would have both mandated the use of masks in religious sites and compensated health professionals permanently harmed by the pandemic, for example. And he obstructed state government efforts to promote social distancing and used his decree power to allow many businesses to remain open as ‘essential,’ including spas and gyms. Bolsonaro also aggressively promoted unproven medicines, notably hydroxychloroquine, to treat COVID-19 patients.”

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