Brazil in dire straits with tragic death toll and vaccination halt due to lack of doses

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Brazil is in a very difficult position, where the coronavirus brings the health system to its limits with a record number of deaths and discontinuation of vaccinations due to lack of doses.

The country’s Ministry of Health announced yesterday new tragic record of 1,641 deaths due to COVID-19 within 24 hours, at a time when SARS-CoV-2 infections are experiencing a new outbreak: 59,925 were confirmed yesterday.

In total, the country of 212 million people has officially registered 257,361 deaths out of a total of 10.6 million infections from the new coronavirus, according to AMPE.

THE Brazil continues to rank second in the world in terms of the number of pandemic victims, behind the US, and third in the number of cases, behind the US and India.

The previous record (1,595 deaths) was recorded on July 29, 2020.

The new outbreak of the pandemic has once again brought many hospitals to the brink of saturation and the Brazilian health system on the verge of collapse.

In the last seven days, the average number of deaths recorded per day has reached 1,262. As of February, this macabre average had never exceeded 1,100.

Worse, official data are considered very undervalued from the Brazilian scientific community.

According to experts, the outbreak of the pandemic is due to both the end of the year celebrations and the celebration of the carnival, although many states had imposed a ban on public gatherings.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Brazil in February 2020, the far-right president of the country, Zaich Bolsonaro, has continued to downplay its seriousness. He has even questioned the usefulness of vaccines.

While many states and Brazilian cities have taken restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the federal government did not enforce any traffic bans or other restrictions, as the head of state pretended that this was his medicine lockdown would be worse than the disease because of its impact on the economy.

The immunization campaign, launched in mid-January in Brazil, has been forcibly discontinued in many areas, in the absence of doses.

Faced with the ongoing crisis, state governors made clear yesterday their intention to bypass the federal government and proceed with the purchase of vaccines for the new coronavirus on their own.

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