When asked about Brazil passing 600,000 deaths from COVID-19, Bolsonaro said: “In which country did people not die? Tell me!”
Brazil is the second country to reach the grim milestone after the United States.
“Look, I didn’t come here to be bored,” he added.
So far, 601,011 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil, with more than 21.5 million cases in total.
Brazil has been struggling to control the rise in coronavirus infections, with a significant portion of the population blaming Bolsonaro and his government’s handling of the pandemic. TO previous report statuses that his approval rating has reached a new low before next year’s presidential election.
Bolsonaro has also been accused of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, with many doctors in the country. claiming that the president is downplaying the severity of the pandemic.
He has also repeatedly said that he will not receive the coronavirus vaccine.
“I’m not going to get the vaccine, period,” he said in a television interview in December, according to The independent. “Do you think my life is at risk? That’s my problem, period. “
He also said last year that he will be the “last Brazilian” to be vaccinated and will not impose any kind of vaccination mandate on the people of Brazil.
Last month, I was forced to isolate shortly after breaking the rules and attending the UN General Assembly without being vaccinated. One of his aides tested positive for coronavirus after the assembly.