Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso, positive for covid

Caetano Veloso, a living legend of Brazilian music, has tested positive for covid-19, as reported this Sunday by the 79-year-old musician in a message on social networks in which he said he was “fine” thanks to being vaccinated.

“After a week of negative results in daily tests correctly required by television show productions, Paulinha (Lavigne, his wife) and I tested positive for covid-19,” Veloso wrote from Bahia, where he has been for five days, according to detailed.

“We are fine and we attribute it to the fact of being vaccinated,” added the Bahian, who received the two doses of the anticovid vaccine and the booster last October in Rio de Janeiro, where he resides.

“Who can take the test. And above all, everyone should be vaccinated with the three doses. The pandemic has not ended and the new variant is very contagious,” he said, without clarifying whether he is infected with the recently detected omicron.

Caetano, recent winner with his son Tom Veloso of the Latin Grammy for Record of the Year with “Talvez”, also criticized the government of Jair Bolsonaro in his message, as he had done in the past.

In this case, he referred to the controversy surrounding the vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old, which the government tries to condition on the medical prescription, despite the approval of the health regulator, Anvisa, for which it develops a public consultation until January 2.

“It is unacceptable that the federal government obstructs the program approved by ANVISA for the vaccination of children,” Veloso said.

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“May the Brazilian state free itself from this government,” concluded the musician, one of the leaders of “tropicalismo”, a libertarian movement that revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1960s.

Brazil is the most mourning country in the world for covid-19 after the United States in absolute numbers, with more than 618,300 deaths and a number of more than 22.2 million cases.

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