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Brazil Names Fourth Health Minister Since Pandemic Began

The two previous people to hold the position left after disagreements with leadership.
Posted at 3:06 PM, Mar 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 17:06:00-04

Brazil's president picked a new health minister, his fourth one since the pandemic began.

The two previous people to hold the position left after disagreements with leadership. President Jair Bolsonaro has been criticized for ignoring health guidance and downplaying the virus.

Almost 280,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil. 


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