Minister Rosa Weber, acting president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), determined, this Wednesday (26), that the Secretary of Science, Technology, Innovation and Strategic Inputs of the Ministry of Health, Helio Angotti Neto, explain the note. prepared by the secretariat that endorsed ineffective drugs in the treatment against Covid-19 and denies the effectiveness of vaccines.
Last week, the secretariat led by Angotti published a note stating that vaccines are not effective and that drugs such as chloroquine do.
The document was criticized by the scientific community and was republished with amendment by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday (26). The only change in the note was the removal of a table that suggested hydroxychloroquine is effective and safe and vaccination is not.
In the table, the ministry body said that hydroxychloroquine is effective in controlled and randomized studies, and that there would be a demonstration of safety in experimental and observational studies.
Also in the table, there was the information that the vaccines do not meet these requirements.
In the document, however, the Department of Science, Technology, Innovation and Strategic Inputs of the Ministry of Health maintained the refusal of the reports of the National Commission for the Incorporation of Technologies to the Unified Health System (Conitec), which evaluated the integration of medicines approved by the Agency National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to the Unified Health System (SUS), on chloroquine and ivermectin.
After months of study, Conitec found that the drugs are not effective against Covid-19.
Rosa Weber also determined that the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, speak on the matter. Both Queiroga and Angotti will have five days to send the explanations to the STF (as of the notification).
“Preliminary to the consideration of the incidental petition, considering the requests that relate to Technical Note No. 2/2022-SCTIE/MS, act subject to appeal without suspensive effect (art. 26 of Decree No. 7.646/2011), information is requested to the Secretary of Science, Technology, Innovation and Strategic Inputs in Health and the Minister of State for Health, within a common period of five days”, determined Minister Rosa Weber.
In the request sent to the STF, the Rede Sustentabilidade party argued that the technical note signed by Angotti was “clearly contrary to the international scientific consensus and affronts the principles of caution, precaution and prevention – which should be the north of the compass of any public manager in the field facing a pandemic”.
The party asked that the Supreme Court annul the technical note and that Angotti be preventively removed from the position he holds in the Ministry of Health, “for the preservation of the proper functioning of public institutions, especially those components of the structure of the Ministry of Health”.
Reference: CNN Brasil