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Bolsonaro refuses vaccine, cannot attend soccer match

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19, having previously said he would be the "last Brazilian" to do so.

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for initially downplaying the seriousness of the virus, despite catching it himself. "I've decided not to get vaccinated.

I'm looking at new studies, I already have the highest immunisation, why would I get vaccinated?" the 66-year-old said in an interview with Jovem Pan radio. "It would be the same as betting 10 reals on the lottery to win two.

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