Brazil: Bolsonaro “bored” by questions on COVID-19 deaths

Source: Reuters

“Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he did not want to be ‘bored’ with questions about the milestone of 600,000 COVID-19 deaths that Latin America’s biggest country passed a few days ago. Bolsonaro’s poll numbers have fallen due to his handling of the pandemic, rising inflation and a weak economy. Brazil has the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll after the United States, and Bolsonaro has long sought to minimize the impact of the virus, touting unproven cures and railing against lockdowns.” (10/11/21)