Friday, October 22

From the militarization of power to disdain for masks: 3 Bolsonaro gestures that cause concern in Brazil

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Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro.


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has questioned science-backed measures against COVID-19.

With Brazil breaking a record for deaths from coronavirus and its role in the health crisis questioned, President Jair Bolsonaro sought to reassure his followers.

“They have created panic, haven’t they? The problem is there, we regret. But you can’t panic,” Bolsonaro said, criticizing the press in front of a group of supporters on Wednesday.

These comments came after Brazil recorded its daily record of deaths from covid-19 on Tuesday and before it broke it again on Wednesday, with 1,840 lives lost in 24 hours.

The South American giant is the second country in the world with the highest number of deaths from the pandemic (259,271 until this Thursday), only surpassed by the United States.

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