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Brazil Health Minister Candidate Bows Out Amid Threats, Insults

  • Bolsonaro under pressure to replace current health chief
  • Brazil retakes position of second-worst hit country by Covid
Healthcare workers inside a field hospital for Covid-19 infected patients at the Pedro Dell'Antonia sports complex in Santo Andre, Brazil, on Feb. 22.

Healthcare workers inside a field hospital for Covid-19 infected patients at the Pedro Dell'Antonia sports complex in Santo Andre, Brazil, on Feb. 22.

Photographer: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg
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A potential candidate to replace Brazil’s embattled health minister passed on the job after suffering death threats and insults on social media when it became clear that her views on how to fight the pandemic differed from those of President Jair Bolsonaro.