Thousands of people marched in the country’s main cities on Saturday, particularly condemning the dysfunction that hinders the vaccination campaign.
“Are our lives worth less than a dollar?” “, The sign asked. “This is no longer a question of left or right, it is a question of respect for human life”, Launched Nadia, who is in her 50s, and she took her 20-year-old daughter to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the parade on Saturday, July 3rd. She was referring to allegations of bribery for purchasing the Covid-19 vaccine at the end of June because Brazil exceeded the threshold of 520,000 victims of the health crisis.
On the same day, thousands of protesters marched in major cities across the country against President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the epidemic. This is the third nationwide demonstration since the end of May. The image of the head of state who claims to be anti-corruption and clean government has never been so weakened. According to a poll by Exame-Ideia, 59% of his compatriots think his government is bad.
After the Senate Committee of Inquiry (CPI) conducted a two-month hearing on how the government is handling the health crisis, and after submitting a “super impeachment request” to members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 30, Jair Bolsonaro is now the subject of a preliminary investigation ; He is suspected of failing to report an attempted corruption in the process of purchasing the vaccine.
The head of state is accused “Pleasure”, Or violate their duties. “It is true that he committed this crime without warning the Federal Police.”Senator Omar Aziz, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, Central), said in an interview with the newspaper Or balloonThe latter added that Jair Bolsonaro “When we proved that his government was so corrupt, it must have been hives.” We have strong signs in this direction.”
The recent revelations have intensified a series of scandals surrounding the Bolsonaro government’s attitude towards vaccine purchases. The minor issues in the negotiations, especially those with Pfizer and Sinova (CoronaVac vaccine), delayed the vaccination campaign in Brazil for several weeks.
“Contaminated is more effective than vaccine”, The recently repeatedly high-sounding president, has long been hostile to vaccination. In early July, despite the acceleration of vaccination, only 16% of the population (27 million Brazilians) received two doses of the vaccine.
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