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Boris Johnson Needles Anti-Vax Brazilian President While Promoting Vaccine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeatedly promoted AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in an ungainly meeting Monday with Brazil’s anti-vaccine president, Jair Bolsonaro. Watch the clips beneath.

During a gathering on the U.Okay. diplomatic residence in New York City earlier than the U.N. General Assembly, Johnson “effectively challenged” the infamous right-wing chief to get inoculated, Sky News reported.

Johnson was relentless in needling his counterpart, urging different attendees to get vaccinated whereas noting on to Bolsonaro that he bought the shot “twice.”

That prompted Bolsonaro to level at himself, wag his finger, and reply, “Not yet.”

Bolsonaro, who examined constructive for COVID-19 in July 2020, has pushed again in opposition to vaccination. He’s claimed that his natural immunity is sufficient and has sown doubt in regards to the Pfizer photographs particularly to his residents, snidely telling them it’s their drawback in the event that they flip into reptiles.

The Brazilian chief has been accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation and mishandling the pandemic whereas his nation’s coronavirus instances spiraled uncontrolled. He known as the worldwide well being disaster a minor problem and claimed early on that Brazilians had pure immunity.

Johnson additionally contracted the coronavirus in March 2020 and almost died. Still, the British prime minister rolled again a number of security restrictions in July however is reportedly considering new measures over the worry of an upcoming winter surge. He, too, has been criticized for his authorities’s response to the pandemic.

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