Brazilian Leader Jair Bolsonaro Refuses Suicidal Lock-Down of Economy to Fight Coronavirus — “If the Remedy Is Too Much the Side Effect will Be Much More Disastrous”

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to urge residents to keep the economy going despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Jair Bolsonaro: “We have two problems that cannot be dissociated: the virus and unemployment. Both should be treated responsibly. But if the remedy is too much the side effect will be much more disastrous.”

Jair Bolsonaro: G-20 Extraordinary Summit, COVID-19 Statement:

1- Protect lives, daily work exposed in our timeline;
2- Safeguarding jobs;
3- Restore confidence;
4- Minimize interruptions in trade

Jair Bolsonaro spoke with President Trump this morning.

Newsweek reported:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the coronavirus as a “little cold” and urged residents to keep the country’s economy going, even going so far as to tell his supporters why he’s against lockdown: “We’re all going to die one day.”

Bolsonaro, who is often compared to President Donald Trump, upped the ante Sunday on his downplaying of the pandemic, capping weeks of spats with state governors demanding nationwide quarantine orders. The Brazilian Health Ministry reported 3,904 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 114 deaths related to its disease, COVID-19. The Brazilian president was widely criticized for holding a handshaking meet and greet with his supporters on March 15 and recently referred to self-quarantine orders in other countries as “mass confinement.”

“The virus is here, we’re going to have to confront it. Confront it like a man, not a boy!” Bolsonaro told supporters outside his residence Sunday, according to the Associated Press. “We’re all going to die one day.”

In a national television address last week, Bolsonaro also accused the country’s news media of over-hyping the spread of the virus. “Most of the media has been countervailing,” he said. “They spread the sensation of dread, with their flagship the high number of victims in Italy. The perfect scenario to be used by the media to spread hysteria.”

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