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May 21, 2022
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Brazilian President Bolsonaro Expresses Harsh Criticism of Vaccine Passports

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. (Credit: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recently voiced harsh criticism against the implementation of vaccine passports in his country, indicating that they would eventually lead to “population control.” This is in stark contrast to most world leaders, who largely seem to be going along with the United Nations plan funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others.

Daily Veracity founder Vince James posted a video clip on Twitter in which Bolsonaro, appearing with two of his aides, issues his stern comments in Portuguese. Bolsonaro warned that governors of certain Brazilian cities would be issuing vaccine mandates that would prevent unvaccinated people from participating in various aspects of society, such as going to school. He states:

“Either we have freedom or we don’t. And the story says that anyone who gives up a part of their freedom for security, ends up without freedom and without security. Another requirement will come soon, and another and another, and you know where it will stop then? Population control. The people who most accused me of being a dictator are the ones who are doing it now.”

These startling comments come on the heels of controversial WhatsApp messages being leaked from one of Bolsonaro’s phone numbers, including homophobic comments, criticism of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, and admiration for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Bolsonaro apparently ridiculed people who were protesting for LGBT rights and also insulted Brazilian musician Rogério Skylab, who has admitted to having homosexual relations.

Interestingly, another one of the messages Bolsonaro sent was “Young people dying with Pfizer,” making reference to a report regarding five adolescents who had recently died—three of whom were vaccinated for COVID-19. Bolsonaro continued: “Risks-it is necessary to investigate! Young people are dying of cardiac arrest.”

As of right now, 249 municipalities in Brazil have proceeded to implement a vaccine passport system, which amounts to roughly 10% of the surveyed municipalities in Brazil. The vaccine passport became mandatory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-most populous city, but it was quickly struck down by a judge who indicated that it was “too divisive.” However, the judge’s decision was reversed. The issue has since been taken to Brazil’s Supreme Court by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall.

Thus far, roughly 597,000 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Brazil, with 21.4 million cases recorded overall. Brazil has the second-highest death toll for COVID-19 worldwide. However, considering the rigged and faulty nature of the COVID-19 test kits, particularly the PCR variety, these numbers should obviously be taken with a grain of salt.

Bolsonaro eats pizza on a sidewalk in New York City during his recent trip to the United Nations. (Credit: Instagram/@gilsonmachadoneto)

The Brazilian leader has, in fact, been speaking out against COVID-19 vaccines for many months. Bolsonaro indicated that anyone suffering side effects from the Pfizer vaccine would have no legal recourse due to the company’s indemnity. He also joked that men’s voices could turn high-pitched and women might grow beards.

Bolsonaro, who has a poor reputation internationally—which is unsurprising considering his opposition to socialism, as well as vaccines—recently gave a speech at the United Nations where he also proclaimed his disapproval of vaccine passports. New York City has a strict vaccine passport policy in place, and Bolsonaro—who is unvaccinated—apparently attended the event in defiance of this policy. It appears the attendees adhered to an “honor system,” which may have allowed Bolsonaro to slide.

He was even photographed with his delegation while eating pizza on a New York City sidewalk (since he was not allowed indoors without proof of vaccination). Bolsonaro previously recovered from COVID-19 and maintains that he has sufficient antibodies to protect himself from reinfection.

You can view Bolsonaro’s recent United Nations speech below.



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