The occupancy rate of ICU beds for Covid-19 in the Federal District and the expectation for the arrival of new doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children are among the highlights of the 5 facts morning of January 26, 2022.
New doses of Pfizer
Brazil will receive about 7 million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 in February. The information has been confirmed by the executive secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rodrigo Cruz. In total, four shipments must be delivered from the next 3rd.
Occupation of ICUs
The Federal District has reached the full capacity of intensive care beds (ICU) for the treatment of Covid-19 in the public network. Among the patients, 90% had not been vaccinated or had an incomplete vaccination schedule. In addition to the DF, six states have an occupancy rate of intensive care units above 80%.
The Central Bank (BC) temporarily suspended access to the Values Receivable System (SVR). The consultation platform for people and companies went live on Monday (24), but the high demand caused instability in the system. The BC reported that it was already working to normalize the operation of the site and return to the air.
A survey carried out by CNN points out that the value of the electoral fund provided for in this year’s budget is seven times greater than that paid by the federal government to the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) in 2021 to face the pandemic. Also according to the survey, the amount also exceeds what was earmarked for education, safety and health projects.
Covid in the USA
In the United States, new cases of Covid-19 among children have passed the 1 million mark. The data was recorded last week by the American Academy of Pediatrics and represents about a quarter of the weekly reported cases in the country.
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Reference: CNN Brasil