Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro said publicly that people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus develop AIDS much faster.
A Brazilian Supreme Court Justice has ordered a new investigation against President Jair Bolsonaro for spreading false information. Having made this decision, Judge Alexandre de Morales granted the request of the Senate Committee, which accuses the head of state of serious violations in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
Specifically, we are talking about a video in which Bolsonaro said about the connection between vaccinations against coronavirus and AIDS. Speaking live on Facebook in October, he referred to the non-existent “official reports” of the British government, according to which people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are developing AIDS “much faster than expected.” After being accused of spreading medical misinformation, Facebook removed the video and the president’s YouTube account was blocked for a week.
Bolsonaro has yet to be vaccinated and has already drawn strong criticism on numerous occasions with his statements about vaccines in an attempt to downplay the dangers of the coronavirus. At the end of October, the Brazilian Senate Commission voted to bring charges against the country’s president in crimes against humanity because of his coronavirus policy. Jair Bolsonaro himself denies any responsibility for the crisis in the fight against covid.
Half a dozen investigations launched against Bolsonaro
There are already five investigations against the Brazilian president, but he does not face legal consequences, since Bolsonaro is supported by Attorney General Augusto Aras, who can protect him from any charges.
Brazil ranks third in the world in the number of coronavirus infections (22,129,409 reported cases, according to the Worldometer portal), second only to the United States and India, and second after the United States in mortality from covid (615,454 deaths).
A source: Russian service DW