Our current predicament calls for responsibility and a lot of discernment on the part the government. The wrong choice to face the viral crisis placed an enormous burden on the Italian population, with recognition of the mistake, even by the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala. The British Prime Minister was leading the country on the same path as Italy but, after being alerted by scientific studies, he quickly changed his strategy. Here, it is expected that the presidential tone, similar to the Italian strategy, will take different shapes and align with what our Minister of Health advocates. In addition to the presidential distance from science and common sense, it contradicts his spirit of having “Ipiranga posts” (political oracles) and technically entrusting them with the management of their duties. The asymmetry of this stance is obviously striking, with the exposure to the risk of 212 million Brazilians.