(by Martin Bueger | LifeSite News) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that he opposes vaccine passports, vaccine mandates, and any coercion that deters medical freedom.
“Brazil has a president who believes in God, respects the Constitution, and values loyalty to the family. Brazil’s credibility has recovered in the world,” Bolsonaro stated in the room of delegates. “Since the pandemic started, we have supported doctor’s professional autonomy in the quest for early treatment measures in line with recommendations issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine.”
Bolsonaro, who is not vaccinated himself, decided to take an approach that supports freedom of choice for doctors and citizens alike, while many other countries have implemented strict vaccine passport systems, strict treatment protocols, and other forms of COVID-related coercion.
The president’s comment on maintaining “professional autonomy” for doctors stands out when compared to the recent announcement by three major American medical boards who said they support revoking or suspending medical licenses for doctors who do not conform to the mass vaccination narrative.
“We support the vaccination efforts,” Bolsonaro said. “Since November, everybody who wanted to take the vaccine has been taken care of,” but “our government has a clear position against mandates of either vaccination or health passports.”
Additionally, Bolsonaro made clear in his speech that included in his assurance of “autonomy” is the promise that physicians along with their patients’ consent, are to be the only factors in determining which treatments can and will be used while treating an illness.
“I respect in all circumstances, the doctor-patient relationship with regard to the drugs to be used [in treating COVID], in particular, the use [of a drug] outside the use indicated on the label,” said Bolsonaro. “We do not understand [why] some countries have a large part of the media opposed to this type of treatment, [but] history and science will judge them.”
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