Brazil’s Bolsonaro Says Rush for Coronavirus Vaccine not Justified

“The pandemic is really reaching its end, the numbers have showed this, we are dealing with small rises now,” said Bolsonaro. “But the rush for the vaccine is not justified because you are playing with people’s lives.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has refused to take any coronavirus vaccine, said on Saturday, December 19th, that he did not think the world’s rush for a vaccine was justified because the pandemic is in his view coming to an end.

New coronavirus cases have not indicated the pandemic is ending. In recent days, several countries including Brazil have reported record numbers of daily cases.

“The pandemic is really reaching its end, the numbers have showed this, we are dealing with small rises now,” said Bolsonaro. “But the rush for the vaccine is not justified . . .

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