Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
Brazil

‘People die every day, that’s life’: Bolsonaro still shrugs off pandemic even as Brazil nears 100,000 dead

  • Jair Bolsonaro has long tried to play down the coronavirus, even as infections surged past 2.6 million and he himself fell ill with a bout of Covid-19
  • Now the far-right leader is urging Brazilians to ‘face up to’ the virus, predicting that ‘nearly everyone’ in the country of 210 million will catch it

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
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