Brazilians will not be anyone’s guinea pigs, said President Jair Bolsonaro.
“Brazilians will not be anyone’s guinea pigs. That is why I made the decision not to buy this vaccine,” Bolsonaro said.
He also expressed the opinion that it is more profitable to spend money on drugs for COVID-19, and not on a vaccine: “I will express my personal opinion: is it not cheaper and easier to invest in treatment than in a vaccine?”
Bolsonaro, who recovered from the coronavirus in July, continues to advertise the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, despite the lack of scientific evidence of its effectiveness.
“I am an example. I took chloroquine, others took ivermectin and Annita (antiparasitic drugs. Everything indicates that anyone who took one of these drugs at an early stage was cured,” the Brazilian president said.