Bolsonaro Says the Best Vaccine for Covid-19 Is the Virus, which Has Killed More than 188,000 in The Country

Without a mask, the president spoke with supporters and, for the most part, without protection


President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) said on Wednesday (23) that the best vaccine for Covid-19 is the coronavirus itself, which has killed more than 188,000 people in Brazil.

Without a mask, the president greeted supporters who, for the most part, were also unprotected and flocked to photos in São Francisco do Sul (SC), where he has been resting since the weekend.

In a live broadcast on his social network, Bolsonaro appears approaching a man who gives him a mask as a gift and recommends that the president clean the item.

"I don't use it, but that's okay," said Bolsonaro when he received the protection item from the supporter, who, like him, had an exposed mouth and nose.

"I had the best vaccine, it was the virus," followed the president. "No side effects," he said.

Brazil recorded 963 deaths from Covid-19 and 55,799 cases of the disease on Tuesday (22). As a result, the country reached 188,285 deaths and 7,320,020 people infected with the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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