Bolsonaro: Pfizer vaccine sprouts a woman’s beard
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro launched a sweeping attack on the coronavirus vaccines. Without hesitation, he pointed out that the “Pfizer” vaccine can grow a woman to grow a beard and turn a person into a crocodile.
Speaking in Porto Seguro in northeastern Brazil, Bolsonaro said: “In the contract with Pfizer, they say very clearly: we are not responsible for any side effects. If you’ve become a crocodile, that’s your problem, ”he said.
Bolsonaro was referring to the vaccine developed by the American laboratory “Pfizer” and the German company “BioNtech”, and it was tested in Brazil for weeks. The United Kingdom and the United States began to use it.
The controversial far-right president added provocatively: “If a person becomes Superman or a beard is sprouted for a woman, or if a man begins to speak in a female voice, they have nothing to do with it. that, ”according to what was reported by AFP, Friday, December 18.
However, despite the president’s reluctance not to be vaccinated, the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled last Thursday to make vaccination against the Coronavirus compulsory, but without being forced, in the second most affected country in the world after the United States, with more than 185,000 deaths.
This means that the authorities will not be able to use force to force a person to receive the vaccine, but they will be able to fine them or prevent them from going to certain public places.
In the same context, Bolsonaro stressed that “the vaccine, once approved by the health agency Envisat, will be accessible to all who want it. But I will not receive the vaccine (…) Some say that I am setting a bad example, but to the gullible and the foolish who say that, I answer that I have already contracted the virus and that I have antibodies, so why should I take the vaccine?
The Brazilian president has apparently ignored new cases of the new Coronavirus around the world, including in Brazil.
Bolsonaro’s attack on Corona vaccines comes at a time when Brazil – the sprawling country of 212 million people – faces a second strong wave of the epidemic, as last Wednesday it recorded more than 70,000 infections in 24 hours, while last Thursday exceeded 1,000 deaths in a single day, for the first time since September 30, 2020.
Vaccination campaigns are expected to be characterized by chaos in Brazil, with all parties criticizing the belated national vaccination plan and the negative impact of the president’s comments on Brazilians’ approval of the vaccine.