“As common knowledge, I am excited about the workability of graphene oxide, inadvertently, I associated the material with the vaccine, a fact that was contradicted in August 2021. Again, I regret what I said and I apologize,” the former president said on Twitter on Saturday, as quoted by the Spanish news agency EFE. At a Liberal Party event in Palo state, after criticizing the intervention.
In the intervention, Bolsonaro, according to the UOL Notícias portal, has a reference to graphene in the package insert for vaccines developed with mRNA technology: “There is graphene dioxide in the vaccine, right? Where does it accumulate? In the testicles and ovaries” , he exclaimed, “I read the leaflet”.
Bolsonaro was Brazil’s president between 2019 and 2022, and he took a denialist stance during the Covid-19 pandemic, downplaying the severity of the virus, criticizing the imposition of isolation measures, rejecting the use of masks and spreading unfounded doubts about its effectiveness. Vaccines
The former head of state went to the extent of associating vaccines against Covid-19 with AIDS in a live broadcast on his social networks, leading to a Supreme Court inquiry into spreading false news.
According to official data, Brazil is one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, with 703,399 deaths and nearly 40 million cases to date.
Bolsonaro has apologized ahead of the start of a trial at the High Electoral Court (TSE) for abusing political power by spreading false news about the elections, which could eventually disqualify him from running.
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