International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Uncertainty during Covid-19 Outbreak in Brazil: Clashes between the President and Governors
Daniel Kamlot, Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus

Brazil is one of the countries with the highest incidence of cases of Covid-19. However, instead of cooperation between federal, state, and municipal governments, there is a conflict of opinions on how to proceed with the pandemic. In order to reduce the Covid-19 progression and consequences, a national project should be executed, but the pandemic seems to have magnified a crisis not only in health, but also in the political sphere. Considering that in the light of Brazilian laws the president can’t interfere with the governors’ decisions and, presently, collaboration among authorities is extremely necessary to face new challenges, in this article we discuss the antagonistic situation in Brazil today, concerning a reality in which there is no homogeneous state policy being applied, but a clash between the federal government and the state and municipal governments, generating great disarray among citizens, who are unsure as to which indications to follow.

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