Thursday, May 30, 2024

Bizarre: ‘Covid-19 vaccine could turn you into crocodiles or bearded ladies’

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, in a weird comment, has termed the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech as one which could turn people into “crocodiles” or “bearded ladies.”

Even as Brazil has launched its mass inoculation drive, Bolsonaro asserted he won’t get vaccinated and termed the Covid-19 as no more than “little flu.”

Bolsonaro believes that he won’t get the Coronavirus since he already has dealt with it and his body has developed antibodies for the virous.

While launching the immunization drive in Brazil on Wednesday, Bolsonaro said that although the Coronavirus vaccine is free, it is not compulsory for all to get inoculated. On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court passed a ruling saying that vaccine was obligatory, but cannot be “forced” on people.

According to this latest ruling, the country’s government can fine people for not being vaccinated and even ban them from certain public spaces, but cannot force them to take it. 

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, Brazil so far has recorded over 7.1 million positive cases, out of which almost 1,85,000 people have succumbed to the disease. 

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