Anyone who questions the vaccine is demonized as a right-wing crank.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in a bizarre rant, On Thursday.
He suggested that the COVID-19 vaccine could result in people turning into crocodiles, women growing beards, and men speaking with effeminate voices, according to AFP.
Bolsonaro said: “In the Pfizer contract, it’s very clear. ‘We’re not responsible for any side effects.’ If you turn into a crocodile, that’s your problem.”
He continued: “If you become superhuman, if a woman starts to grow a beard or if a man starts to speak with an effeminate voice, they [Pfizer] won’t have anything to do with it,” he said.
Despite launching Brazil’s national vaccination rollout on Wednesday, Bolsonaro has insisted that he will not be vaccinated.
He told AFP: “Some people say I’m giving a bad example. But to the imbeciles, to the idiots that say this, I tell them I’ve already caught the virus, I have the antibodies, so why get vaccinated?”
On another occasion, he said: “I tell you; I will not take [any vaccine]. It is my right and I am sure that Congress will not create difficulties for whoever doesn’t want to take a vaccine.”
On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that the vaccine would be obligatory but Brazilians would not be forced to receive shots.
Obviously, what Bolsonaro is referencing is the fact that the vaccine alters your genes. No, it doesn’t change your DNA – but it comes close. It sends in fake messenger RNA to tell your cells what to do.
And it could change your DNA – no one knows.
That is the point he’s trying to make: no one knows what is going on with this shot, and it could be anything, it could do anything