Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was not going to be vaccinated against coronavirus infection. He said this on Tuesday, December 15, on the air of the Band TV channel.
“I won’t be vaccinated, period. Is my life in danger? This is my problem, ”he said.
The politician believes that vaccinations cannot be mandatory and only those who want to do them should. In addition, the Brazilian leader questioned the effectiveness of wearing a mask as a means of protecting against COVID-19.
In early July, Bolsonaro announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. A week later, he announced his return to work after testing negative for COVID-19.
In September, the Brazilian president noted that only the weak are choosing self-isolation in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Worldometer portal on December 15, about 7 million cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Brazil, 183 thousand patients died, more than 6 million recovered.