Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday once more extolled the supposed virtues of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to struggle COVID-19, as he stated that he once more examined optimistic for the coronavirus, every week after he first introduced he had change into contaminated.
“I was medicated from the beginning with hydroxychloroquine, with a doctor’s recommendation. I felt better the next day,” Mr. Bolsonaro stated in a video posted on social media. “Whether it is a coincidence or not… it worked for me.”
‘In good health’
Like shut ally U.S. President Donald Trump, Mr. Bolsonaro has been fast to sing the praises of hydroxychloroquine, regardless of scant scientific proof that it really works towards the novel coronavirus.
Since catching the virus, Mr. Bolsonaro has stated he stays in good well being and that he would resume his regular work schedule as soon as he examined adverse.
On Wednesday, he appeared at a flag ceremony within the grounds of the presidential palace, sporting a masks and remaining at a distance from others. He stated he would get examined once more in just a few days.
Mr. Bolsonaro has sidelined medical specialists in Brazil’s dealing with of the pandemic, which has change into the worst on the earth exterior the United States. He has pushed again towards state and metropolis lockdowns and sometimes circulated in public with no masks, drawing criticism from public well being specialists. The right-wing President’s stress to make use of hydroxychloroquine to deal with COVID-19 in Brazil alienated two Health Ministers, who resigned in the course of the pandemic.
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