Governor of São Paulo, João Doria, criticized Jair Bolsonaro for “politicizing” the distribution of the vaccine against Covid-19 produced by the Butantan Institute in partnership with the Chinese Sinovac. “Unfortunately, it was President Bolsonaro who politicized, who put ideology and a political vision,” said Doria edit
247 – The governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), criticized Jair Bolsonaro for “politicizing” the distribution of the vaccine against Covid-19. The criticism was made one day after the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello, announced a vaccination schedule against the new coronavirus in which he ignores Coronavac, developed by the Chinese Sinovac in partnership with the Butantan Institute, and prioritizes the so-called Oxford vaccine, from pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca. The clinical tests of the Chinese vaccine, however, are among the most advanced and the Brazilian government’s contract with Astrazeneca has been the target of criticism due to the disadvantageous conditions for the country.
“I do not politicize neither the virus nor the vaccine. Unfortunately, it was President Bolsonaro who politicized, who put ideology and a political vision,” Doria told CNN radio on Wednesday (15), according to a UOL report . “All we don’t want is to politicize the vaccine and postpone (its) application,” he added.
The São Paulo government’s project provided for the Ministry of Health to distribute Coronovac to other states in the country. “The vaccine cannot have a politicized, partisan view, or put it in an electoral context by anyone, the federal government, the Ministry of Health and Anvisa itself (National Health Surveillance Agency)”, said the governor.