The mutant virus advances in Europe and the urgency of the “Ignore” vaccine that Bolsonaro calls. By Pedro Stropoulas

The mutant virus advances in Europe and the urgency of the "Ignore" vaccine that Bolsonaro calls.  By Pedro Stropoulas


Not originally posted Brasil de Fato

By Pedro Stropoulas

Bosonaro gathered at the barge (RS), less than a week after he said he had recovered from Kovid. – Alan Santos / PR / Public Photos

While no date has been set for the start of vaccination, the ravaging development of Kovid-19 brought Brazil to the 190,795 mark of deaths this Saturday (26).

With little concern of the numbers, President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) went so far as to declare that he does not feel pressured by the nearly 17 countries that have already started vaccinating the population against the virus , As is the case in the United States, United Kingdom. Chile.

“No one presses me for anything, I don’t give a damn about it,” the president said after 2 hours, on Saturday morning on the unmasked tour of Brasilia.

The president also said in defense of the National Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa): “Between me and the vaccine there is a woman from Anvisa, whom I respect and am not trying to honor”, he said.

And he continued: “I already signed an MP of R $ 20 billion to buy T”, citing the provisional measure that Kovid allocates the amount for the National Immunization Scheme against -19, without the final Launched on 16 December.

Mutant virus

Bolsonaro’s statement comes on the same day that six cases of contamination by a new strain of coronavirus were confirmed in at least 10 European countries, such as France, Spain and Sweden. The new records were first announced outside the United Kingdom, where the mutation was initially detected.

According to experts at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), mutant strains cause up to 70% more infection, but the effectiveness of vaccines does not change and should obviously not be more fatal.

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Number of days

According to the daily bulletin of the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass), in the last 24 hours, 307 deaths were reported by Kovid-19 in the country. 17,246 new infections were also confirmed.

Brazil reaches a total of 7,465,806 infected people, with a moving average of 37,871 cases for the last 7 days. The level is similar to the country’s indices at the end of July, when Brazil reached its worst mark.

Find out what the new coronavirus is

It is a huge family of viruses that cause disease in humans and also in animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that such viruses can cause respiratory infections such as colds in humans, including the so-called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)”.

It can cause even more serious effects, as in the case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Between late 2019 and early 2020, Kovid-19, recently discovered by science, is traditionally referred to as the “new coronovirus”.

How to help needy people?

The campaign “We’ll Need Everyone” is a concrete action articulated by Frental Brasil Popular and Fronte Povo Semino. The platform was created to help people affected by the Kovid-19 epidemic. According to the organizers, the aim is to give visibility and strengthen popular cooperation initiatives.

Edition: Michele Carvalho

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