Did Jair Bolsonaro (President of Brazil) help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  • Proposed allowing businesses to withhold contracted payments from their employees for up to four months, provoking a national uproar before he backed away (Washington Post)
  • Downplayed Coronavirus as “just a little cold” (Washington Post)
  • Told his followers, via social media and official channels, to attend a demonstration on March 25 in support of his administration (Washington Post)
  • Joined an anti-lockdown protest and then defended it (CNN)
  • He fired his health minister after clashing with him over how to fight the novel coronavirus, and again called for states to end stay-at-home orders that he said were hurting the economy (CBC)
  • Said ‘So what?’ as 5,000 die in his country (France24)
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