Contradicting President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil VP promises to buy China’s COVID-19 vaccine

Contradicting President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourao on October 30 said that the country’s government will “of course” buy a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine that is under trial in the trial.

It must be noted that Brazil’s President Bolsonaro, last week said that the federal government will not buy Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac, a statement which came a day after the health minister said that it would be included in the nation’s immunization program.

The promise made by the Vice President of Brazil thrusts into the open a simmering debate over vaccine policy between the president and key governors who have been finding alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine that has been prioritised by the federal government.

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