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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, addressing the nation last month in a video on social media, touted the latest in a string of unconventional drugs he says can ease the country's COVID-19 crisis.

Bolsonaro — a vaccine skeptic and promoter of discredited treatments such as hydroxychloroquine — said this new drug, Proxalutamide, would "soon be available to all Brazil." He invited a little-known Health Ministry official, Helio Angotti, to expand on its promise.

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