The director general of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa Etienne, said on Tuesday, 23, that Brazil is registering a dangerous advance of the coronovirus pandemic, in a situation that has led to restrictive measures by neighboring countries, such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru, and by population. There is a need to adopt. According to the Ops Incident Manager, Sylvain Aldigi, 23 Brazilian states reported at least 85% of occupied beds, considered a “very high” level by Etienne.
Etienne said that last week, about 1.2 million people contracted Kovid-19 in the US, with the US and Canadian cases stabilizing and the Canadian case increasing. Before the epidemic worsened in Latin America, Etienne warned of the need to accelerate vaccination in the region through the pace of vaccination by countries that have surpluses. He also said that Opus expects 100,000 doses of the Kovacs initiative this week, with another 1.2 million already guaranteed for the US.
However, the institution’s assistant director, Jarbus Barbosa, said that the supply of vaccines to Latin America should be limited in the coming months, and that the doses sent by the end of March should be distributed only to the most vulnerable groups. Population of each parent. Etienne argued that health safety restrictions and measures should continue until at least 70% of the people in each nation are vaccinated, a number that is considered safe in view of the goal of controlling the epidemic.