Bolsonaro suggests he is being blackmailed into giving up Mendonça in the STF

To go to a Brasileirão game, the protocol requires both doses, or one and a negative test; president says he has not been vaccinated

Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PRBolsonaro says he has not received even the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

The president Jair Bolsonaro (non-party) criticized the ‘vaccination passport‘, that is, the need to prove that you have received at least one dose of vaccines against Covid-19, for access to venues such as stadiums, theaters and cinemas. Bolsonaro said he was barred from attending the game between Santos and Guild by brazilian, played this Sunday afternoon at Vila Belmiro. “Why vaccine card, passport? I wanted to see Santos’ game. Now they told me that it has to be vaccinated. Why that? I have more antibodies than those who took the vaccine”, complained the president. Typically, Bolsonaro has a test that would indicate that his immune response to being infected with the coronavirus remains strong, even after months. Health authorities, however, often point out that as many people as possible are needed to control the pandemic.

In an official statement, Santos stated that they had not been approached by Bolsonaro or by the presidency before the game. “Santos FC were not approached by the president’s team. The Club follows CBF protocols, which, in turn, follow Anvisa’s sanitary standards”, said the team. The CBF protocol states that, in order to have access to a stage, it is necessary to have the complete vaccination schedule, that is, to have two doses of CoronaVac, Pfizer or AstraZeneca, or the single dose of Janssen. If you have received a single dose, it is possible to go to the games if you have a negative test performed 48 hours in advance; those who did not receive any dose, as Bolsonaro guarantees they did not receive, will not be able to watch any Brasileirão match. Planalto Palace has imposed a 100-year secrecy on Bolsonaro’s vaccination card. In the game, Santos beat Grêmio 1-0 with a goal in stoppage time and had a respite in the fight against relegation.

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