Brazilian President Bosonaro has previously downplayed the severity of the new coronavirus outbreak, reiterating on Thursday that his country will not be forced to vaccinate against the new coronavirus when it becomes available, Reuters reported on Thursday. “A lot of people want to promote vaccines in a mandatory way, but there’s no law to do that,” Bosonaro said in a live chat with supporters on Facebook. “
Vice President Hamilton Morao said earlier that mass vaccinations were inevitable in Brazil’s fight against the epidemic, but he strongly supported Mr. Bolsonaro’s position.
According to the latest data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on the evening of the 3rd, the country within 24 hours of the new crown confirmed cases 43,773 cases, a total of 404,1638 confirmed cases.
Brazil’s government last month signed an agreement with AstraZeneta to order 30m doses of the vaccine it developed in partnership with Oxford University and, if effective, to buy an further 70m doses.
Latin America’s most populous country has become a key testing ground for the new crown vaccine, with four vaccines under development approved for Phase III clinical trials in Brazil, from a partnership between Oxford University and AstraZeneta, China’s Cossing Holding Biotechnology, Pfizer’s partnership with Germany’s Biotech, and Johnson and Johnson’s subsidiary Jansen Pharmaceuticals of the United States.