Together with the defense minister, Braga Netto, the president also said that Brazil has two problems, unemployment and the virus, and that the country is among those that most vaccinate in the world.
The president Jair Bolsonaro (without party) affirmed this Saturday, 3, that its war is not political. Together with the defense minister, General Braga Netto, Bolsonaro visited a community in Itapoã, a district close to Brasília, and made a live broadcast on social networks to talk about the pandemic of Covid-19 and about unemployment. The president again criticized the restrictive measures imposed by governors. “More and more, with more unemployment, with the ‘close it all’ and ‘stay at home’ policy, more people are eating less, some are in very serious need, and we have to overcome this. War, for my part, is not political. It is a war that has to do with the future of a nation. We cannot forget the issue of employment. The virus, people know that we are fighting vaccinations, ”said Bolsonaro.
The president also stated that the Armed Forces are available to collaborate with the population’s immunization campaign, as the Minister of Health said, Marcelo Queiroga, and that Brazil is among the countries that most vaccinate in the world. According to Bolsonaro, vaccination work started last year and ‘I didn’t have as many vaccines available’ when the country went to buy its doses. “On the other hand, what was offered to us, it was not possible to sign the contract in that way, nor was it approved by Anvisa. We always say, between the federal government, the president and the vaccine, there is Anvisa in the middle of the road, and we have to be responsible for vaccinating our people. ”
Bolsonaro also stressed that the mayors no longer agree with the restrictions imposed by governors to combat the spread of the coronavirus. “We know that most mayors want a change in this policy, but that policy is not in the hands of the president. I am against everything, we are against it. AND [a decisão] goes to the governors. Some of them close everything and the mayors are obliged to comply, although some mayors are no longer accepting this type of order. Within the same state, circumstances are different. On the coast or inland, they are completely different regions, but what matters, at the end of the line, are the restrictive measures imposed by the mayors. And the great part of the mayors, according to the information we have, do not agree with the radical policy of ‘closes everything’ ”, he added.