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Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules Against Covid Anti-Vaxxers

  • Justices back mandatory shots and penalties for holdouts
  • Bolsonaro says he won’t get vaccine, nobody should be forced
Jair Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro
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All Brazilians are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 under the penalty of being banned from certain public activities and spaces, the country’s top court has decided.

Ten justices of the 11-member court backed the mandatory inoculation with only one vote against in a virtual session held Thursday. The ruling is a blow to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has said he won’t get a vaccine and nobody should be forced to.