The President of the Cardiology Society, Marcelo Queiroga, will substitute Eduardo Pazuello. The official told reporters that his approach to the crisis "is that of the Bolsonaro administration, not of the health minister."
El presidente de la Sociedad Brasileña de Cardiología, Marcelo Queiroga, aceptó la propuesta de Bolsonaro para asumir el cargo de ministro de Salud. Era la opción 2 del presidente, la primera se negó.
"The president of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, Marcelo Queiroga, accepted Bolsonaro's proposal to assume Minister of Health's position. He was the president's 2nd option; the first one refused. He will be the 4th minister in just over a year."
Former Health Ministers quit last year as they opposed some of Bolsonaro's most dangerous ideas, such as treating patients with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. teleSUR correspondent in Brazil Ignacio Lemus reports that Quiroga was Bolsonaro's second choice to replace Eduardo Pazuello since the first candidate did not accept.
As of Tuesday, Brazil reports more than 11.5 million COVID-19 cases and over 279 000 deaths. The authorities have confirmed that the country is facing a COVID-19 vaccine shortage.