Brazil's Bolsonaro says that he will not be vaccinated against Covid-19

Previously, Bolsonaro — who has been eligible to get vaccinated since April — has stated he would take the vaccine after the final Brazilian was immunized.

“I decided not to take the vaccine anymore. I’m seeing new studies, my immunity levels are through the roof. I am going to get the vaccine for what? It would be the same thing as playing $10 in the lottery to win $2. That’s out of place,” he stated Tuesday.

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Bolsonaro argued that Brazilians have the suitable to not get vaccinated, saying: “For me, (it is) freedom above all. If a citizen does not want to get the vaccine, it is his right and that’s it.”

Bolsonaro’s remarks come because the Brazilian inhabitants is displaying main help for the vaccine. According to Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has absolutely vaccinated about 47% of its inhabitants and based on Our World In Data, 72% of the inhabitants acquired at the least one dose.

On Wednesday, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne stated: “In Brazil we have seen the impact of weekend-long vaccine drives, and vaccine champions to encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated. These and other tailored strategies will be key to reaching those that we have not yet reached.”

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Bolsonaro has been fiercely criticized at house for his dealing with of Covid-19 and long-standing reluctance to impose public well being precautions.

In September, the Brazilian president publicly flouted a UN requirement that required overseas delegations to be vaccinated earlier than coming into its headquarters in New York. Multiple members of his delegation later examined optimistic for the virus.
Since the pandemic started, Brazil has been hard-hit with over 600,000 deaths — second solely to the United States.


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