Government Insiders Say Bolsonaro Was Obsessed with Ignoring Covid Social Isolation Orders

President's posture had scant scientific or technical support

Contrary to WHO (World Health Organization), Brazilian infectologists and governors, President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) defended the end of social isolation in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to speaking, the chief executive acted — several times. This month, he visited Ceagesp (Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo), where he spoke to hundreds of workers and company permission holders in crowds - many did not wear a mask.

On Monday night (21), he participated in a social dinner in São Francisco do Sul (SC) with Minister Fábio Faria (Communications), Senator Jorginho Mello (PL-SC), businessman Luciano Hang, owner of the chain of stores Havan, and the presenter of SBT Ratinho - all without a mask.

In early December, a Christmas event organized by the First Lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, at the Palácio da Alvorada promoted the gathering of dozens of children. The president was host.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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