On October 10, the BBC quoted the Brazilian Ministry of Health as saying that Brazil’s new coronavirus deaths had exceeded 150,000.
According to data from the Brazilian Ministry of Health, since the first death was recorded in March, 150,198 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil. And 5082637 people have been diagnosed.
At present, Brazil’s new coronavirus death cases rank second in the world, second only to 214,000 cases in the United States. The number of confirmed cases ranks third in the world after the United States and India.
The BBC stated that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused of underestimating the risk of the new coronavirus during the pandemic and ignoring expert advice on restrictive measures.
In April this year, Bolsonaro denied the existence and severity of the new coronavirus epidemic in a video shared on social networks. He claimed that this is a story fabricated by the media and that the new coronary pneumonia is just a “little cold.”
Three months later, many members of the Bolsonaro family were diagnosed: he himself was diagnosed on July 7. On July 30, Brazil’s first lady Michel Bolsonaro was diagnosed. On August 12, Michel Bolsonaro’s grandmother died of new coronary pneumonia. On August 15th, Bolsonaro’s youngest son, 22-year-old Jair Renan Bolsonaro, was diagnosed.
On September 23, Brazil’s Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria stated that the results of a clinical study of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company showed that 94.7% of more than 50,000 volunteers had no adverse reactions, and the results were encouraging.
Doria pointed out that due to differences in personal physique, only 5.36% of volunteers had low-level adverse reactions (pain at the injection site, fatigue, and moderate fever). This is very common in vaccines and proves that the vaccine is safe and reliable.
Doria also revealed that it will receive 5 million doses of the new coronavirus vaccine from China in October, and it is expected to start vaccinating citizens at the end of December. On his personal homepage, Doria also wrote that vaccines symbolize hope. Millions of Brazilians hope to survive the epidemic. In terms of saving lives, we must put aside political and ideological issues.