Jair Bolsonaro has continually told some truth about the coronavirus, saying that it isn’t really that big of a deal. Now he has the virus and the media is acting like they’ve been vindicated.
In fact, they will only be vindicated if he dies. If he gets better, like virtually everyone who gets this virus, it will be he who is vindicated.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus.
Bolsonaro himself announced the result, speaking on Brazilian TV channels Tuesday. “Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive for me,” he said, referring to the Covid-19 test he took Monday.
“On Sunday, I wasn’t feeling very well. On Monday, it got worse when I started feeling tired and some muscle pain. I also had a 38-degree [Celsius] fever. Given those symptoms, the presidential doctor said there was suspicion of Covid-19,” Bolsonaro said, adding that he then went to hospital to receive a lung scan.
He said that his wife, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro was also tested.
In an interview with CNN Brasil following his diagnosis, Bolsonaro said he would steer clear of in-person meetings in the near future. “I’m not going to see anyone for meetings. Everything will be done via video conference and I will rarely meet people if I need to deal with more reserved matter,” he said.
He also acknowledged the grave risk posed by a virus that he has in the past dismissed as just a “little flu.” “We know the fatality of the virus for those of a certain age, like me, above 65, as well as for those with comorbidities, diseases, other issues. In those cases, the virus could be decisive and lead to death — everyone knew that,” he said.
Bolsonaro previously reassured supporters on Monday that his lungs were “clean,” after being tested. Wearing a mask, he warned them to not get near him.
“You can’t get very close [to me], OK? Recommendation for everyone,” he said.
There is virtually zero chance he is going to die from this, because basically, no one dies from this unless they’re already totally unhealthy and getting ready to die from some other cause.
But the media won’t apologize for doing this morbid dance of gloating when he survives like everyone always survives.
They will just press forward, continuing to claim that this mild flu virus is the most deadly thing ever known to humankind, and continue to pretend that it is a complete and total coincidence that the lockdown measures have totally wiped out the middle class while making billionaires much richer.
We are being absolutely steamrolled by this media. Reality has been totally abolished, and we are now just going along with whatever they say we should be going along with, from this coronavirus hoax, to the black lives hoax, to the war against the Chinese hoax. It’s all getting tangled up together in this messy, weird narrative, which none can resist because none can question it.