Why is Brazil’s Bolsonaro peddling hydroxychloroquine despite the science?

Why is Brazil's Bolsonaro peddling hydroxychloroquine despite the science?

The Brazilian president has used his illness as a platform to sell both his cynicism about the coronavirus and social restrictions, and his praise for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.

By
Michael Fox

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is seen during a ceremony to lower the Brazilian national flag down for the night at the Alvorada Palace amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brasília, Brazil, July 20, 2020.

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Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters 

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