Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has said he won’t take any working Covid-19 vaccine himself and called the use of masks “the last taboo to fall”.
Two notable holdouts have emerged as world leaders congratulate Joe Biden on his US election victory, with the presidents of Latin America’s two largest countries – Brazil and Mexico – so far remaining silent.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has overruled his own health minister, rejecting the announced purchase of 46 million doses of CoronaVac, a potential vaccine against Covid-19 being tested in Sao Paulo state.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has attacked US presidential candidate Joe Biden for saying that the South American nation should suffer “significant economic consequences” if devastation of the Amazon rainforest continues.
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has passed one million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, and forced many to change the way they live, learn and work.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has accused actor Leonardo DiCaprio of funding non-profit groups which he blames for devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest.
British rock star Roger Waters has caused a stir in Brazil after calling the leading candidate in October’s presidential election a neo-fascist.