Central Bank President, Roberto Campos Neto, said on Thursday that, in the coming weeks and months, the fundamental factor observed in the new coronavirus pandemic will not be the availability of vaccines, but the population’s rejection of vaccination. Agent..
Campos Neto’s remarks, made during a virtual event, are linked to an issue already discussed in countries such as the United States: that the existence of a large segment of the population who refuses to receive the vaccine makes it difficult to receive the vaccine. There is an obstacle. Herd immunity” – when the virus stops circulating.
“In the coming weeks and months, the fundamental factor will not be the availability of the vaccine, but the rejection of the vaccine,” said Campos Neto, who this Wednesday attended the Abracel National Congress promoted by the Brazilian Association. Bar and Restaurant.
The BC president also said that, in macroeconomic terms, there is still a strong impact from the pandemic. At the same time, he highlighted that the number of deaths due to Kovid-19 in Brazil has come down significantly.
Assessing the global progress of the pandemic, Campos Neto pointed out that, in England, there is a “clear distinction” between the second and third waves of COVID-19. According to him, this shows the effectiveness of vaccination.
“Brazil has become increasingly stable in daily vaccinations,” Campos Neto said. “In the elderly population, the rate of vaccination as a whole is quite high,” he said. He also pointed out that some forms of Kovid-19 have led to hospitalization. “The vaccine is the way out of the crisis we envisioned,” he said.