Bolsonaro apologizes for misinformation regarding Covid-19 vaccines
Former President Jair Bolsonaro claimed RNA-based COVID-19 vaccinations included graphene.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro apologized, on Sunday, for stating incorrectly, earlier on Saturday, during a Liberal Party event accompanied by his former Minister of Science and Technology and current Senator Marcos Pontes, that RNA-based COVID-19 vaccinations included graphene.
The substance, initially claimed Bolsonaro, accumulated in "the testicles and ovaries." However, Bolsonaro later denied those claims.
It is worth noting that these claims have been made days prior to Bolsonaro's trial which is set for June 22.
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) accused Bolsonaro of abusing his power to launch a systematic campaign against electoral courts and making empty claims targeting the reliability of the electronic voting system.
In a televised address at the Alvorada Palace, and in front of a dozen foreign diplomats, Bolsonaro made claims against Brazil's electronic voting system prior to a debate with Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in October of 2022.
Bolsonaro, who has been embroiled in a number of legal disputes since leaving office in January, will go on trial for those remarks given that the Democratic Labour Party (PDT) filed a legal complaint.