March 19/21 Corona virus in Brazil, what we need to know The president scorned the virus and then got it himself. He disclosed on July 7 that he had the coronavirus, turbocharging the debate over his cavalier handling of the pandemic. Mr. Bolsonaro has dismissed the danger posed by the virus, undermined quarantine measures adopted at the state level and called on Brazilians to continue working to keep the economy from collapsing. If they do not flatten the curve, its likely to cause mutations which will endanger the WORLD. Hospitals are full and there is a shortage of beds. Young people are contracting the virus and are dying.