Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Under Senate Investigation for Politicizing Pandemic, Failing to Obtain Vaccines

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro is under Senate investigation for politicizing the pandemic and failing to purchase vaccines, Brazilian news website UOL reported Sunday, according to the Associated Press. An investigation into the Brazilian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was launched by its Senate on Tuesday and could potentially lead to charges and impact Bolsonaro’s chances of re-election inContinue reading “Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Under Senate Investigation for Politicizing Pandemic, Failing to Obtain Vaccines”

NYC Nursing Home Gave Dozens of Veterans Experimental COVID-19 Treatments. Some Families Had No Idea.

The New York State-run facility in St. Albans, Queens, administered a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, despite safety warnings and doubts about efficacy. Yvonne Parson wasn’t in the room when her father died. Like millions of people with relatives inside one of the country’s many nursing homes this past year, she couldn’t be. James Hutcherson,Continue reading “NYC Nursing Home Gave Dozens of Veterans Experimental COVID-19 Treatments. Some Families Had No Idea.”

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