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Brazil’s Covid CPI: Pfizer confirms that Bolsonaro government ignored vaccine offer for December 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of Pfizer for Latin America, Carlos Murillo, confirmed Thursday that the pharmaceutical company offered to deliver the first anti-viral vaccines to Brazil by the end of 2020 and that the government of Jair Bolsonaro ignored this proposal.

Murillo appeared before a Senate committee investigating possible government omissions in the fight against the pandemic and said that contacts with Brazil began in May 2020. According to an offer presented in August, Pfizer could have delivered the first 1.5 million doses to the country last December.

The committee's instructor, Renan Calheiros, emphasized that . . .

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