Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that the “haste” to vaccinate populations against the coronavirus is not justified, while his government’s national immunization plan is the target of many criticisms.
“The pandemic is coming to an end. The numbers have shown it. We currently have a small increase, which is called a small rebound, ”said the Brazilian president in an interview with his son, MP Eduardo Bolsonaro, posted on YouTube.
“But the rush for the vaccine is not justified, because we are interfering in people’s lives,” said Jair Bolsonaro.
The far-right president has regularly expressed doubts about vaccines, citing their possible side effects, just as he strongly opposed the containment measures decreed by the governors of Brazilian states by noting their harmful effects on the disease. economy.
Brazil is after the United States the country most heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and since November it has experienced a rebound in contaminations and deaths.
In the past 24 hours, Brazil has recorded 50,177 new cases and 706 deaths. Since the arrival of the virus, 7.2 million cases and 186,356 deaths have been recorded by the Brazilian authorities.
In several regions of the world we are witnessing a rise in contamination which has led several countries to reinstate containments and other restrictive measures.