The Brazilian president cites “new studies” that he does not cite to reject the antidote
The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is using “new studies” to reject his intention to be vaccinated against the covid and ensures that he is protected because his immunization “is at the top.” “Regarding the vaccine, I decided not to take it. I am seeing new studies,” Bolsonaro said in statements to the Jovem Pan station made last night and which have been reproduced this Wednesday by other local media.
“Why am I going to get a vaccine? It would be the same as playing 10 reais to the lottery to win 2“he insisted.
The statements of the Brazilian president continue the denier line that it has maintained since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has already caused more than 600,000 deaths in Brazil and has infected 21.6 million people. But unlike its president, 70% of Brazilians have already received the first dose of the vaccine and 47% have the complete scheme.
Against the experts
Bolsonaro did not specify what “new studies” he was referring to to rule out being vaccinated against the coronavirus, but reiterated that the fact of having been infected by covid ensures that he has enough antibodies, contrary to the opinion of experts. In previous statements, Bolsonaro, 66, has said that he would be the last Brazilian to be vaccinated against covid, an opinion that seems to have changed now by stating that he will never receive the vaccine.
However, his wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, Yes, he recently received the vaccine in the United States, which generated criticism in Brazil for resorting to the health system of another country. “For me, freedom comes first. If a citizen does not want to be vaccinated, it is his right and there is no more,” Bolsonaro insisted.