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“Scorched Earth: the portrait of health in Brazil after the Bolsonaro’s administration and the first 100 days of the Lula Government in health”
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  • Arthur Chioro,
  • Jose Gomes Temporão,
  • Adriano Massuda,
  • Humberto Costa,
  • Marcia C. Castro,
  • Nísia Trindade de Lima
Arthur Chioro
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo Escola Paulista de Medicina

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Jose Gomes Temporão
Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
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Adriano Massuda
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo
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Humberto Costa
Senado Federal
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Marcia C. Castro
Harvard University T H Chan School of Public Health
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Nísia Trindade de Lima
Ministerio da Saude
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This article is a rejoinder to the rebuttal letter authored by Jair Bolsonaro’s former Minister of Health and Secretary of Primary Care to our initial article, “From Bolsonaro to Lula: The opportunity to rebuild universal healthcare in Brazil during the government transition,” published in the International Journal of Health Planning and Management. We aim to refute the claims that we consider unsubstantiated and disconnected from reality, while reiterating the risks posed by authoritarian and antidemocratic far-right governments, such as Bolsonarism in Brazil, to the sustainability and resilience of universal health systems. This political threat is gaining momentum across several countries worldwide, thereby endangering the Democratic Rule of Law, institutions, and social policies. Furthermore, we emphasize the significant actions implemented during the first 100 days of President Lula’s government, which align with the priorities established during the governmental transition process and strengthen the prospects of reconstructing and fortifying the Brazilian universal health system.
23 May 2023Submitted to International Journal of Health Planning and Management
27 May 2023Assigned to Editor
27 May 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 May 2023Submission Checks Completed
30 May 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
05 Jun 20231st Revision Received
10 Jun 2023Submission Checks Completed
10 Jun 2023Assigned to Editor
10 Jun 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Accept