Federal Government actions in the fight against coronacrisis: limits, insufficiencies and few successes

Dorival Fagundes Cotrim Junior Lucas Manoel da Silva Cabral About the authors


The article analyzes the actions of the Federal Government in the context of combating Covid-19, establishing its limits, shortcomings and even the few successes, according to data available so far, given the fact that Constitutional Amendment (EC) No. 106/2020 recently published, making it impossible to carry out a real analysis of its effects, which is why its institutes and possible reflexes were evaluated. Among the measures considered are: Law No. 13,979/2020, Provisional Measure (MP) No. 924/2020; Ordinance No. 395/2020; Ministry of Economy Plan of R $ 147.3 billion; MP No. 296/2020; Decree No. 10,283/2020; and EC No. 106/2020. A deductive and inference approach methodology is used in the theoretical field, with historical and legal procedure methods. Finally, a series of conclusions are drawn, such as: the continuity of the link between the Federal Government and neoliberal rationality, which is part of its political platform, even when analyzing EC 106/2020; the need to revoke EC No. 95/2016, so that there is greater scope for action to contain damage; and the assessment that the greater part of the resources injected by the Federal Government in this fight do not constitute new credits, but rather the re-management and anticipation of future values already foreseen, differing from international state positions.

Covid-19; neoliberalism; federative pact

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