In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro explains why he didn’t take the Covid vaccine and his regret of passing legislation to protect pharmaceutical companies from liability for the side-effects of their experimental vaccines. There follows a transcript of the interview.
Why didn’t you take the vaccine?
When the virus actually hit strongly in March 2020, people began to seek out the vaccine, of course, against the virus. And I too, of course, sought that medication because we began to see cases surfacing, started seeing the number of cases begin to go up.
Now someone who contracts the virus like I did, I mean, the vaccine doesn’t really help. I mean, you don’t take a vaccine if you have already been contaminated. The vaccine would be innocuous. You should rather take the medication. And in Brazil, of course, I studied the issue. I called other countries including in Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazilian doctors and physicians, because there were people out there who either did not catch the virus or when they did catch the virus the virus was not strong enough to send them to the hospital or to kill them.
And in Brazil we saw the emergence of two medications that began to be used more widely. I myself took them when contaminated.
But the global pressure all over the world from the media outlets, from the pharmaceutical companies, I mean, they were all against the early treatment, they actually focused on the vaccine.
I read Pfizer’s contract and one of the clauses said: “We shall take no responsibility whatsoever for any side-effect arising from the vaccine.”
I became concerned about that.