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Fri May 21, 2021, 09:08 PM

Brazil senator says Bolsonaro never wanted COVID-19 vaccines, preferred herd immunity

May 21, 2021
7:31 PM CDT
Americas

Reuters

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro never wanted to buy COVID-19 vaccines and originally bet on herd immunity beating the coronavirus, the senator leading the upper house's inquiry into the government's handling of the crisis said on Friday.

In an interview, Senator Renan Calheiros said it is too early to say if Bolsonaro had committed any criminal offense in his management of the public health crisis, and that more investigation is required.

"I think everything points in that direction," Calheiros said, regarding Bolsonaro's preference for herd immunity.

"The president first denied the disease, called it a flu, and then argued against social isolation and lockdown. Then he played down the use of masks and encouraged crowds to gather," Calheiros said.

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https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-senator-says-bolsonaro-never-wanted-covid-19-vaccines-preferred-herd-2021-05-22/

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Judi Lynn May 21 OP
Skittles May 21 #1
RockRaven May 21 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe May 21 #3
elias7 May 21 #4
keithbvadu2 May 21 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 09:10 PM

1. sounds like Brazil has their own Trump

another piece of shit

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Fri May 21, 2021, 09:26 PM

2. For the millionth time -- and it deserves repeating every time -- heard immunity without vaccines

as a strategy is literally "let most everyone get infected and whoever dies dies."

It's "do nothing" masquerading as an active policy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 09:45 PM

3. Repeating what RockRaven says.

Herd immunity is NOT possible without vaccines. Otherwise, herd immunity would have come in to play with things like smallpox, or measles. Yes, the immunity you get from having a particular disease and recovering is almost always permanent, while vaccine immunity can sometimes wear off. But far more people can be vaccinated, thus achieving immunity, than typically get the disease within a community.

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Fri May 21, 2021, 09:46 PM

4. At least the Swedes were able to acknowledge their miscalculation

Boisonaro is an imbecile

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Fri May 21, 2021, 11:32 PM

5. Herd immunity seems to go along with thinning the herd.

Herd immunity seems to go along with thinning the herd.

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