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What legacy does Mandetta leave at the Health Ministry?

Mandetta has been treated as something of a national hero. However, before the pandemic, his management was left wanting on key issues

What legacy does Mandetta leave at the Health Ministry?
Luiz Henrique Mandetta days before being fired. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr/ABr

Tossed from his role as Health Minister on April 16, Luiz Henrique Mandetta has been treated by many as something of a national hero. Recent polls showed that he enjoyed a 76-percent approval rating, making him the most popular member of Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet before his dismissal. This fame is new-found, however, as Mr. Mandetta spent the entirety of 2019 almost completely unnoticed by the public. His popularity is based purely on the fact that, while President Jair Bolsonaro established himself as the only major world leader to play down the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Mandetta...

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