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The world’s biggest Covid-19 denialist contracts coronavirus

As we have covered on The Brazilian Report, President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of belittling the pandemic. This week, let’s take a look back at what the denialist president has said about Covid-19 so far: 

March 9: The Brazilian media “overestimates” the virus 

“There is also the issue of coronavirus, which, in my opinion, is overestimated, the destructive power of this virus.”

March 24: Covid-19 is a “little flu”

“Due to my past as an athlete, if I were infected by the virus, I wouldn’t have to worry. I wouldn’t feel anything, at most the sniffles or a little flu.”

March 29: “We will all die someday”

“This is a reality, the virus is here. We are going to have to face it, but face it like men. Not like kids. Let’s face the virus with reality. It’s life. We will all die someday.”

April 2: “I am not aware of any hospital that is full.”

“I am not aware of any hospital that is full, on the contrary.”

April 10: “No one will hinder my freedom to come and go.”

“I have a constitutional right to come and go. No one will hinder my freedom to come and go. No one.”

April 28: “So what?”

“So what? I’m sorry. What do you want me to do? (…) I don’t perform miracles.”