Jair Bolsonaro, Brazillian president confronts the head of WHO in a in emerged clip about the restrictions of Covid19 and why people are still dying even after taking the second dose of the vaccine.
This occurrence held at the recent G20 summit for global leaders in Rome, Italy. Bolsonaro challenged Adhanom on vaccine passports and asserted that, “All over the world, there are people who need to work to feed themselves.”
He added that lockdown measures have destabilized the global economy, warning that if it continues, “the economy will collapse.”
Adhanom said he didn’t want more lockdowns and agreed that the vaccine passport scheme was “discrimination,” but only while vaccine rates in some countries were still low.
Bolsonaro then decried his inability to stop mandatory vaccinations for children, to which Adhanom responded by saying the WHO doesn’t support giving the vaccine to children.
The Brazilian President then lamented how whenever he asks questions about the vaccine, he is accused of putting out “fake news.
When he asked Adhanom about the origin of COVID-19, Adhanom laughed and said, “We are still studying it.” Bolsonaro has long been skeptical of the vaccine and COVID-19 lockdown measures.
After arriving for the UN General Assembly in September, he was forced to eat pizza on the sidewalk because he is not vaccinated and therefore banned from indoor dining in New York.
The Brazilian President caught coronavirus himself in July 2020, but said he was able to recover quickly thanks to his past as an “athlete” in the army. He also pointed to hydroxychloroquine as having aided his swift recovery.