Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declared that he would not encourage or mandate a COVID-19 inoculation as long as pharmaceutical giant Pfizer receives liability waivers from damages caused by their jabs.
“Once the vaccine is certified by the [Brazilian health authority] Anvisa, it will be made available to everyone. And the ones who won’t take it? I won’t. Some say I am setting a terrible example. To the idiot who is saying I am setting a terrible example, I had the virus already. I already have antibodies. Why would I take the vaccine again?” Bolsonaro said.
“And something else that needs to be crystal clear here, over there at Pfizer, it’s really clear in the contract: ‘We don’t take responsibility for any side effects.’ If you turn into a crocodile, it’s your problem,” he continued.
“If a woman starts to grow a beard or if a man starts to speak with an effeminate voice, they won’t have anything to do with it, which is even worse. To mess with people’s immune system. How can you make someone take a vaccine, which hasn’t concluded its Phase 3 yet, that it’s still experimental?” the Brazilian president asked.