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Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls coronavirus ‘a little flu,’ claims strong measures unnecessary

Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls coronavirus ‘a little flu,’ claims strong measures unnecessary

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  1. Says the guy with the face mask.

  2. It’s little comfort to know the US is not the only country with an idiot at the wheel.

  3. Anyhow, all other authorities in Brazil – the governors, the Congress, the judges, and even his own ministers – are just ignoring him. He managed to acquire a fantastic, instant political isolation just for him, even if he doesn’t like *social* isolation.

  4. Well, we’re gonna lose our corona number status b/c of this guy.

  5. Operation Condor has landed, and laid an egg.

  6. The word he used was gripezinha, a [diminutive](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminutive) version of gripe, the Portuguese word for the flu.

    Diminutives are commonly used in Brazil to describe something cute, harmless, enjoyable.

  7. It’s hard to have faith in leaders who make the same mistakes as other leaders, causing negative effects on their country’s population. Is a learning curve just a fallacy? It floors me how naive individuals can be when it comes to the “it can’t happen to me/us” mentality. If ignorance was bliss, some people would smile all the way past their graves.

  8. People who have voted for him or neglected to vote should not complain.

  9. Why don’t you get it yourself and prove it then you twat

  10. Are they they Gamestop of the world? Their economy must be *brittle as fuck* if he’s doing this so as not to close anything. A completely overwhelmed hospital system is going to be so much worse.

  11. Do you want international sanctions? Because this is how you get international sanctions.

  12. To be honest, it seemed that the whole Western world was thinking this not too long ago when the situation was already escalating.

  13. I have to imagine this is a tactic to reduce the spread of fear

  14. “The Brazilian needs to be studied. He doesn’t catch anything. You see a guy jumping into sewage, diving in, right? Nothing happens to him. I think a lot of people were already infected in Brazil, weeks or months ago, and they already have the antibodies that help it not proliferate,” Bolsonaro said. “I’m hopeful that’s really a reality.”

  15. He must be a Trump fan.

  16. I have a friend that’s a young intern in Brazil. He says it’s far worse than they’re reporting.

  17. This guy just looks like a guy who kicks dogs and makes lewd comments to young girls

  18. I feel like government’s like Brazil have all the means to cover up any consequences of a mass contagion, they will never test, never attribute deaths to the virus, there will be no records don’t will be like it never happened

  19. He tested positive and only had mild symptoms.

    what it is to him must be what it is to the rest of humanity.

  20. It seems like he wants to compete with the USA who gets the most infections.

  21. What is he like russian or something or on russian payroll? /s

  22. How big is this guy’s face. Every mask looks tiny one him.

  23. I think we need to send Rand Paul to a UK-Brazil-US trade talk hosted by Boris Johnson. Do it today, it’s important!

  24. Wonder if he’ll be singing a different tune next week.

    This situation shifts so rapidly.

  25. He really is doubling down on his stupid stance huh?

  26. It’s amazing to me how many countries are being run by far right “tough guys” and they are failing miserably at leading.

  27. That is because he is a fucking idiot and a liar.

  28. >“The Brazilian needs to be studied. He doesn’t catch anything. You see a guy jumping into sewage, diving in, right? Nothing happens to him. I think a lot of people were already infected in Brazil, weeks or months ago, and they already have the antibodies that help it not proliferate,” Bolsonaro said. “I’m hopeful that’s really a reality.”

    Being hopeful is nice, but saying things like this going against scientific facts as a leader is intentionally misleading and should be criminal.

  29. This fuckwit really is Brazil’s Trump isn’t he?

  30. Well there’s your next epicenter

  31. brazil’s got a trumper!

  32. Bye Brazil. Maybe the rainforest can stop being raped now.

  33. So, quick question here, guys. Bolsonaro got elected, and so has Trump. Their views are popular. Upvoting this article means that you agree with his view, or that you agree this is an absurd view? Either way, they both gain the publicity they want.

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