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The OAB Federal Council denounced the government of Jair Bolsonaro to the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, for its work in combating the covid-19 pandemic.
The OAB states that hospital medical assistance is unsatisfactory and the Federal Executive has not even managed to ensure the supply of basic supplies, such as oxygen. “This fact highlights latent violations of human rights that require unrestricted protection.“
The Order points to the Commission that “Brazil, which used to be a reference for other countries when it comes to large-scale national immunization campaigns, is far from a strategic definition of its population’s vaccination plan“.
In the complaint, the OAB mentions that Bolsonaro “constantly attacks researchers and scientific studies” and widely defends the use of drugs without any scientific evidence for the “early treatment” of covid-19.
“The fact that the President of the Republic sees the disease as something minor and unimportant is already notorious and public and his attitudes towards delegitimizing the vaccine as an effective measure show the State’s lack of interest in implementing the national immunization plan, placing the collective health of the Brazilian population at extreme risk.“
In the petition, the Order also requires the adoption of measures to compel the Federal government to present an effective plan for the management of the health system, “ensure the life and physical integrity of Brazilian citizens, through the immediate start of vaccination“and relocate inpatients who are in serious condition and can be transferred to better equipped units.