A woman hangs pin wheels on a wall in Sao Paulo during a memorial event in memory of Corona victims. (Archive image) Photo: Andre Penner / AP / dpa
This corresponds to 62.5 percent of the target group of over 18-year-olds, according to a message from the Ministry of Health in Brasília on Wednesday (local time). The mark should continue to rise until the end of October, also because the Ministry of Health expects the arrival of more than 51.5 million doses of corona vaccines soon.
While important cities such as Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo have been considering easing the mask requirement under certain conditions, holding parties with thousands of visitors on a trial basis and practicing samba groups for the 2022 Carnival, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro does not want to be vaccinated any further. “I see new studies, my immunization is high”, justified Bolsonaro in an interview with the radio station “Jovem Pan”.
The right-wing head of state played down the corona virus from the start and rejected protective measures and restrictions. He also doubts the sense of vaccinations and has emphasized several times that he has not yet been vaccinated against Corona. A parliamentary committee of inquiry into his government’s corona crisis management is running. Tens of thousands demonstrated against Bolsonaro several times in the past few months. Brazil passed the 600,000 corona death mark on Friday.