Health Militarization: Crisis and Civil-Military relations in Bolsonaro’s Government

This paper intend to discuss the process of militarization in the Brazilian federal government in public health and and its relationship with the crisis of Brazilian constitutional democracy. It is based on the premise that the Armed Forces do not have the technical knowledge to manage the activities to which their members have been assigned in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The preliminary conclusion is that the militarization of the current government and the consequent politicization of the barracks, with regard to public health and in the context of the covid-19 pandemic, compromise constitutional democracy, insofar as it favors military appointments to different political and administrative positions in the Federal Executive, in spite of the technical specialty, including for the command of state and ministries not related to defense. The article is both prescriptive and descriptive in its premises and analyzes.