The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil has surpassed half a million as experts warn the outbreak there could worsen due to delayed vaccinations and government failure.
The death toll rose to 500,800 after in Another 2,301 deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health has confirmed.
The country is reportedly experiencing the second deadliest outbreak in the world as it has the worst official death toll outside of the United States, where more than 600,000 reported deaths
Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Brazil on Saturday as protesters blamed right-wing extremist President Jair Bolsonaro for the high number of deaths.
People in downtown Rio de Janeiro waved flags Slogans like « 500,000 dead, it’s his fault » alluding to the Brazilian state ef. Another slogan read: « Get out of Bolsonaro. Government of Hunger and Unemployment. »
Similar marches took place in at least 22 or 26 states of Brazil as well as in the federal district of Brasilia.
Only 11% of Brazilians are fully vaccinated and Epidemiologists warn that with the arrival of winter in the southern hemisphere and the spread of new variants of the coronavirus, deaths will continue to rise, even if vaccinations pick up pace : « I think we will get 700,000 or 800,000 deaths before we see the effects of vaccination.
» We are seeing the arrival of these new varieties and the Indian variant will put us on a loop. «
Lord Vecina also criticized Mr Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic, including the lack of a coordinated national response and his skepticism about Imp substances, bans and masking requirements.
Raphael Guimaraes, a researcher at Fiocruz Biomedical Center in Brazil, said delays in the vaccination program in Latin America’s most populous nation meant its full effects would not be felt until September or later.
Mr Guimaraes warned that Brazil could revisit scenes from the worst of its peak from March to April, when the country recorded an average of 3,000 deaths a day.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 24: Nurse in training Julia Ramos prepares to vaccinate a person at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Museu da Republica (Museum of the Republic) on May 24, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , in front. COVID-19 has now killed more than 1 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, almost half of them in Brazil. Only three percent of the population of Latin America are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health experts warn Brazil should prepare for a new surge in COVID-19 in the face of slow vaccine adoption and eased restrictions. Almost 450,000 people were killed by COVID-19 in Brazil, second only to the US (Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images)
He said: « We are still in an extremely critical situation with very high transmission rates and hospital bed occupancy rates that are still critical in many places. »
New confirmed cases in Brazil this week averaged more than 70,000 accelerated per day, the world’s most past India.
Ester Sabino, an epidemiologist at the University of Sao Paulo, said vaccinations are critical to fighting the virus in Brazil as the country lacks consensus on social Distancing and masks.
Evidence from neighboring Chile, which, like Brazil, has overwhelmingly relied on a vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech, suggests it may take months for mass immunization Will effectively curb transmission.
Almost half of Chileans have been vaccinated, but their capital, Santiago, was just locked again when the falls close to their highs again.
Brazil needs to vaccinate approximately 80 million people to meet Chile’s current per capita vaccination levels.
This requires a more consistent supply of vaccines and ingredients in Brazil, which are in the The past few months have been spotty as imports from China have been delayed after Mr Bolsonaro angered Beijing with perceived anti-Chinese comments.
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