Facebook removes video of Brazilian President about vaccine and AIDS

The social network Facebook took off the air a video of a broadcast made by the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, in which he shares false information about an alleged relationship between the vaccine against covid-19 and AIDS.

The live broadcast took place on Thursday, but the video was not taken off the air until Sunday.

According to the Brazilian media, the social network claimed that its “policies do not allow allegations that covid-19 vaccines kill or can cause serious harm to people”.

In the video taken from Facebook and Instagram, the Brazilian President mentions a fake news published on the website ‘beforeitnews.com’ which says that official reports from the UK would have suggested that fully vaccinated people would be developing AIDS “much faster than the forecast”.

“Official UK Government reports suggest that the fully vaccinated (…) who are the fully vaccinated? Those who after the second dose, right (…) are developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) much faster than expected. So, read the article, I’m not going to read it here because I might have a problem with my ‘live’”, said Bolsonaro.

Jair Bolsonaro, who denies the seriousness of the recurrent pandemic and also calls into question the effectiveness of vaccines against covid-19, has already stated that he will not take any immunizing agent because he was infected by the disease.

The Brazilian head of state is the target of nine requests for indictment in a parliamentary inquiry into the fight against the pandemic in the country, formulated by a committee of the Senate (upper house of Congress) whose final report is expected to be voted this week.

Brazil is the Portuguese-speaking country most affected by the pandemic and one of the most affected in the world, accounting for 605,644 deaths and more than 21.7 million confirmed cases of covid-19.

Covid-19 has caused at least 4,945,746 deaths worldwide, among more than 243.56 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Agence France-Presse, released on Friday. fair.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.