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Congressman wants to investigate government conduct in combating the pandemic since November 2021, after the end of the last investigative commission

Waldemir Barreto / Agência SenadoRandolfe was the vice president of the Pandemic CPI that lasted from late April to late October

the senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) said this Tuesday, 11, that it will file the opening of a new Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) to investigate how the federal government fought the pandemic from Covid-19, now for the acts from November 2021. Randolfe was the vice president of the first CPI of Covid-19, finalized in October, which asked for the indictment of 78 people, in cases that are now under the responsibility of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Federal Public Ministry of the Federal District. “We will not act only through actions in the STF. We need an instrument, a mechanism to put pressure on the criminals who are in the Presidency. That’s why today I filed a request for the resumption of the CPI of Covid ”, said Randolfe on his social media, before guaranteeing that the first to be called to testify would be the head of the PGR, Augusto Aras, to explain how the investigations started from the previous CPI report.

According to the Amapa senator, the focus of the new investigation would be the delay and insufficiency in childhood vaccination, the insufficiency of provision for booster doses in 2022, the attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) on Anvisa technicians and the vaccination of the population. adults and children, the insufficiency of the testing policy and the blackout of data from the Ministry of Health with its consequences in the correct monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic. For the CPI to be installed, the signature of at least one third of the members of the house, that is, of 27 of the 81 senators, and the consent of the president of the House, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG). The first CPI of the Pandemic, however, only started after a determination by the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court Luis Roberto Barroso, requested because of Pacheco’s delay in analyzing the application. In the Chamber of Deputies, members of the PT intend to file a request for another CPI, to investigate the blackout of data from the Ministry of Health after a hacker attack in early December.

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