Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for COVID-19 after 18-day quarantine

Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for COVID-19 after 18-day quarantine, by Mary Linge.

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for COVID-19 Saturday, he said in a message posted to Twitter.

“BOM DIA A TODOS” — “Good morning, everyone” — he wrote with a photo of himself at the breakfast table, grinning over a packet of hydroxychloroquine.

The populist president has credited the anti-malarial drug for speeding his recovery.

Well done. If HCQ/zinc and other treatments were widely employed and worked reasonably well (and the incidence of long-term harm from covid turned out to in fact be extremely low, and immunity to this particular coronavirus turned out to be many years) then the death rate would be low enough that the elimination/vaccine/big-pharma scenario wouldn’t be the only game in town.

hat-tip Stephen Neil