Covid-19’s CPI gives up on calling Queiroga again, says Otto Alencar – Prime Time Zone


Commission’s final report to be read and voted on next week; then, the document will be sent to the PGR, the Chamber of Deputies and the International Court in The Hague

Jefferson Rudy/Senate Agency -050/5/2021According to the senator of the PSD of Bahia, Otto Alencar, the final report of the CPI of Covid-19 should be delivered, read and voted on next week

In the final stretch of the work of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) to Covid-19, in the Federal Senate, the collegiate withdraws from summoning the minister of Health again, Marcelo Queiroga, who has already been testifying to parliamentarians twice. In an interview with Jornal da Manhã, senator Otto Alencar (PSD-BA) explained the reason for the withdrawal and spoke about the next steps, with the delivery and reading of the report by senator Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL) next week, after the October 12 holiday, and forwarding the document to Attorney General’s Office, To Chamber of Deputies and to International Court in The Hague. According to Alencar, the CPI senators met last Monday night, 04, and agreed that a new statement by Queiroga would not add new and relevant information to the report.

“It was decided that Minister Marcelo Queiroga would not be summoned, as he has already been to the CPI twice. The contribution he would make now, in my opinion and that of the majority, would not be effective or would not yield any more important information for us. The case of non-vaccination of young people, which was denied by the government itself, is already proven and was said by the minister himself. Therefore, we are not going to summon him”, announced Alencar. Then he listed the depositions scheduled for this week, being this Tuesday, 05, a representative of VTCLog; on Wednesday, 06, the CEO of the National Health Agency, Paulo Rebello; and on Thursday, 07, doctors from Prevent Senior.

“The next week, there is the holiday on the 12th and rapporteur Renan Calheiros will go deeper to present the report. We already know part of this report, which has irrefutable evidence, videos, audios, e-mails, text messages, in short, various evidence that will certainly show Brazil that the Ministry of Health’s handling of the disease was very wrong. Much more could be done and better for the Brazilian team and avoid so many deaths. I even think that this is well characterized in Renan’s report, which we already know in part”, highlighted the senator during the interview.

Asked about the consequences of the final report and the work of the Covid-19 CPI, Otto Alencar spoke about the bureaucratic procedures that must take place in the Senate and the submission of the document to the PGR, the Chamber of Deputies and the International Court of The Hague. “After being read, the report is evaluated and has to be voted on, deliberated by the majority of the collegiate, of the 11 representatives. Then it should be forwarded to the PGR, to Attorney General Augusto Aras. I even question whether he will give the segment or not. In my opinion, he has no way of not following up with the evidence we have, undeniable evidence from people who participated in this, encouraging, for example, herd immunity. Did herd immunity work in Manaus? Did not work. Manaus had the highest lethality in the world, more than 3% of those who had the disease died in the city. Oxygen was lacking, hydroxychloroquine was given, a completely ineffective medication”, he defended.

“Viruses are prevented and reduced by vaccination. There is no other method to prevent a virus from spreading. That’s why Brazil is free today from infantile paralysis, measles, smallpox, H1N1. There is no other method, there is no preventive treatment. This is an aberration. The President of the Republic himself took hydroxychloroquine and contracted the disease. Is it preventive medicine? Did it prevent the disease? Has the president stopped having the disease? No. He had and then continued taking the medication. This is a very obvious thing. The whole world rejected preventive or early treatment, as the earth workers say. Only here in Brazil, a group of people kept hitting the same key so that people who were mistaken could use the medication that was completely ineffective and that has serious problems for people who have cardiac arrhythmia, a disease that, in medicine, we call dose-dependent : the more a medication that changes the arrhythmia is taken, the more it worsens and ends in cardiac arrest and death”, said the senator. “I think that, in addition to the PGR, we will forward the report to the Chamber of Deputies and the International Court in The Hague. And if, by chance, there is any refusal, we will go directly to the Federal Supreme Court”, concluded Alencar.