Critics Receive by Brazil leaders for COVID 19 vaccine doubts

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 Critics of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are again speaking out against the leader’s stance on the coronavirus pandemic. This time was rejecting his view that vaccination for the virus shouldn’t be mandatory.

Reason Behind this Debate

Bolsonaro’s such comments came Monday, when he told a supporter, “No one can force anyone to get a vaccine.” He repeated it Thursday night during a live broadcast on Facebook, adding his opposition to administering vaccines that are yet not approve

 

“It has evident in other countries, but not here in Brazil,” he said, without specifying which potential vaccine he referred. “We cannot be irresponsible and put a vaccine into people’s bodies. As I said, nobody can oblige someone to take a vaccine.”

 Comment Received Lots of Critics

The comments rebuke by opponents on social media. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Sao Paulo said that immunization could not be left as a personal decision. Sao Paulo, with 46 million residents, is the pandemic’s epicenter in Brazil. More than 30,000 died from COVID-19, accounting for about a fourth of the country’s death toll from the illness.

 “It explains that once again Brazil’s president is setting a denialist example,” Doria said in a video call. “It should be obligatory, except in special cases or under health circumstances that justify not taking a vaccine. An infected person infects others, and makes possible the death of others.”

Brazil’s Workers’ Party, an adversary of both Bolsonaro and Doria, said in a statement that the president’s efforts to create an air of doubt about a future vaccine “ignores the importance of the shots to protect the health of the entire population.”

National Health council updates on it 

The national health council, which is a branch of Bolsonaro’s health ministry, said in a statement that the government should not be talking about vaccination against COVID-19. The right to individual liberty is not absolute to the point of being above the collective well-being,” the council said.

COVID 19 vaccine
COVID 19 Vaccine

 

Since the onset of the crisis, Bolsonaro has set himself against lockdowns and other broad restrictions on activity imposed by governors at the recommendation of health experts. The president called COVID-19 “little flu,” and warned that shutting down the economy would tremendously hardship the millions.

 

Because Brazil’s caseload is so high and has a large, dispersed population of 210 million people, several vaccine developers selected the nation to conduct human trials. Bolsonaro’s federal government struck an initial deal with AstraZeneca for 30 million doses of its vaccine, which could later rise to 100 million.

 

Doria said Bolsonaro’s move to stir skepticism about foreign-made vaccines is a mistake.

 “With one vaccine, we cannot immunize the entire Brazilian population. We need two, three, four, produced in large scale,” the governor said. “As long as it proves to be efficient, it doesn’t matter if it is Chinese, Russian, French, American, or British. What matters is that it saves lives.”A recent poll by Ipsos Institute in 27 countries published Wednesday found 88% of Brazilians surveyed said they would get immunized against COVID-19 if a vaccine was available.

Vaccine and Its Uses

 Brazil’s health ministry expects the distribution of vaccines can start in the first months of 2021. Max Igor Lopes, an infectious disease specialist at Sao Paulo’s Hospital das Clinicas, believes controversy about mandatory vaccination isn’t helpful. What is important is that people take the vaccine because they understand that it brings a benefit to them,” he said. “And this is the vaccine’s purpose.”

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