BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro said on Thursday evening that he would not take a single corona virus vaccine, the latest in a series of reports expressing skepticism about corona virus vaccination plans.
In reports aired live on several social media sites, the right-wing leader said Congress would not need to vaccinate Brazilians.
Brazil has the second highest number of corona virus deaths in the world, despite being infected with the virus in July and playing for months to reduce the severity of the Bolsanaro infection.
“I tell you, I’m not going to take it. This is my right, ”he said.
Bolzano doubted the effectiveness of wearing masks in broadcasting, indicating that there was no conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of masks in preventing the spread of the virus.
The president has repeatedly said that Brazilians do not need to be vaccinated when the corona virus vaccine is widely available. In October, he joked on Twitter that his dog would only need the vaccine.
Report by Ricardo Brito; Gram Slater wrote; Editing by Ana Nicolasi da Costa