In a new controversy involving the Brazilian government in handling the pandemic, President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he will not finally be vaccinated against the coronavirus. He decided after repeating ad nauseam that he would be “the last” Brazilian to receive the serum.
“I decided that I will no longer take the vaccine. I’m looking at new studies, my immunization is on the highest. Why am I going to take the vaccine? “Said the president on Jovem Pan radio.
And he stated: “It would be the same as playing 10 reais in the lottery to win 2. That doesn’t make sense.”
Since he contracted coronavirus in July 2020, Bolsonaro has been ensuring that his health tests reveal a high level of antibodies and that therefore it was not necessary for him to be vaccinated. However, this hypothesis has been ruled out by experts.
His government has been widely criticized for its management of the health crisis in a country where the virus has already caused more than 600,000 deaths. Bolsonaro is against the mandatory nature of the vaccine and the health passport applied in several countries to access closed places.
“For me, freedom is above all. If the citizen does not want to take the vaccine, it is his right and the end point, “he said.