The World Health Organization (WHO) reinforced warnings and requests for countries not to apply the third dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus, while there are no guarantees that all the nations of the world were able to immunize at least the most vulnerable populations.
According to infectologist Maria Van Kerkhove, who is part of the WHO team responsible for combating the coronavirus, it is not possible to resolve the pandemic without a global solution. “We are not going to solve this problem on a national level,” she said in a live broadcast on Tuesday (24).
“The idea that we can totally protect a population without protecting the rest of the world is a false sense of security. We have variants emerging. We have a totally interconnected world and a lot of people are traveling. Viruses travel through people.” alerted the specialist.
Also in the words of Maria Van Kerkhove, “this is not a theoretical risk, it is a real risk that we are seeing right now.”
“The virus is evolving and will continue to evolve. We will have more variants if we allow the circulation to continue. We need to protect the world before we start having these boosters,” he said.
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During transmission, the infectologist stated that cases and deaths continue to grow in the world and there are critical situations in all regions of the planet. The scenario is a direct consequence of the circulation of the Delta variant and the still low rates of vaccination.
“Most of the world remains unvaccinated because we don’t have equal distribution of vaccines in the world. Unfortunately, people are dying because they don’t have access to the vaccine”, Maria pointed out.
Pandemic in Brazil
Brazil registered 30,872 new cases of covid-19 on Tuesday (24), according to the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass). In total, more than 20.6 million people have been infected. The moving average of infections is above 28,000.
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Currently, there are more than 500,000 patients with the disease being monitored in the country, according to the Ministry of Health. Covid-19 has already caused the death of 575,742 people in the country. Only this Monday, 894 deaths were registered.
Edition: Leandro Melito