Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claims that panic and depression caused by lockdown is worse than the virus itself and prides itself on its “ save lives ” approach, even as cases and deaths spiral, making the country worst after COVID 19 affected
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his country did better than any other worldwide in protecting lives and jobs thanks to COVID-19
- The 65-year-old said Brazil could prevent its citizens from panicking as it would lead to depression and death
- The devastating coronavirus killed 67,964 and produced 1,713,160 confirmed cases
- Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he was infected with COVID-19
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro boasted on social media that no other country has made a better effort to protect lives and jobs during the corona virus pandemic, despite the record number of deaths and confirmed cases.
“No other country has done it like Brazil,” the far-right leader wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “We keep lives and jobs without panicking, which also leads to depression and death.”
Bolsonaro, widely criticized for his lax efforts to stop the spread of the deadly virus, further claimed “that fighting the virus cannot have a worse side effect than the virus itself.”
The virus that Bolsonaro, who revealed Tuesday he was infected with the coronavirus, once compared to just a ‘minor flu’, is now ranked second in the world behind the United States with Brazil 67,964 deaths and 1,713,160 positive cases of COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic killed 132,934 people and infected 3,088,913 in the U.S.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted on Wednesday that he always knew “fighting the [COVID-19] virus cannot have a worse side effect than the virus itself. The pandemic killed more than 67,000 people and generated more than 1.7 million positive cases
President Jair Bolsonaro shows off a pill of hydroxychloroquine that he says helps him fight his coronavirus infection
The 65-year-old also took his critics to the test about the use of hydroxychloroquine, which he uses to treat his coronavirus infection.
“To those who encourage Hydroxychloroquine but have no alternatives, I regret to inform you that I am very good at using it and, with the grace of God, that I will live a long time,” he tweeted.
Bolsonaro also praised his government for helping affected residents survive the pandemic, which forced non-essential businesses across the country to close before opening slowly over the past month.
“Our government has provided everyone with the necessary resources and resources. In addition, we created resources to maintain jobs and helped five [check] installments $ 600 reals [$113]the Brazilian leader wrote.
Andre Perfeito, chief economist at Necton Investimentos, said Bloomberg Quint on Thursday that the Brazilian economy would recover, but struggles if consumers stay away from stores.
“Maybe we have the worst of both worlds. The economic recovery may not come soon, and the virus may last longer, “he said.