Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), son of President Jair Bolsonaro, took advantage of the first virtual session of the Chamber on Wednesday (25) to defend the statement made by his father the day before, in which the Chief Executive criticized the social isolation. “What the president wanted to warn in his speech yesterday was exactly that point. The point of food, if we are all confined indefinitely, who will be the truck driver who will take this food to school or to the cities? the greatest fear “, he said, by videoconference. The Chamber voted in this fourth project that guarantees the delivery of meals to students, even without classes during the period of public calamity.
For Eduardo, it is not necessary to be a “gifted person” to be able to predict the “catastrophic future” with quarantine. “So, we are sure that it is impossible to be confined for a long time, and that goes against what world leaders are talking about. The WHO (World Health Organization), on March 16, its president said that the the ideal is that you make the diagnosis and that the suspected cases are isolated from society, but not the entire society isolated inside their houses, their apartments “, he said. The deputy also stressed that, for him, it is not a matter of separating and prioritizing what is life and what is economy. “These are things that ultimately converge,” he said.
In the same virtual session, the presidential speech was the target of attacks. Infected with the coronavirus, deputy Luis Tibé (Avante-MG) criticized Bolsonaro for minimizing the effects of the disease. “What I am going through facing this virus is anything but a little cold. We need to be united against the virus, and the president’s speech is very worrying,” he said.
The deputy also made a suggestion: “It’s just that we have in the medical records, in situations where unfortunately deaths occur, to find out if the death was exclusively due to the coronavirus or if there was also a pre-existing disease in the environment so that it stays at information is clear and can guide health policies, not only federal as well as state and municipal “, he said.
Earlier this week, Bolsonarist guru Olavo de Carvalho released false information and inserted the pandemic of the new coronavirus into a conspiracy theory in a live stream on Youtube. In the broadcast, he said that there is no confirmed case of death from coronavirus in the world – a lie – and that the pandemic, in his opinion, would be “the most extensive manipulation of public opinion that has ever happened in human history”.
In addition to the new coronavirus, Eduardo Bolsonaro said he would not comment on China. “I take the opportunity to say here that I will not make any considerations about China. As a way of uniting and focusing on what is necessary at this moment, which is the fight against the coronavirus. Even because I am about to be demanded by the Ethics Council. configure, then it will be the opportune moment for me to talk about this issue “, he said.
On Wednesday 18, Eduardo published a tweet in which he accused China of hiding information about the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. “China is to blame and freedom would be the solution,” wrote the deputy. The Chinese ambassador to Brazil, Yang Wanming, responded to Eduardo’s accusations and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the deputy’s words and an apology to the Chinese people.