Brazil reaches 20 million vaccinated against covid-19, almost 10% of its population

Brazil reached this Monday, April 5, 2021, the 20 million people with the first dose from vaccine from covid-19, which represents 9.46% of the total population, at a time when the country is facing the worst phase of the pandemic of the coronavirus.

According to data from the regional health secretariats, released by a local media consortium, 20 023 132 of Brazilians have received the first dose of one of the approved drugs by the Brazilian health authorities.

The second dose was administered to 5,595,929 people, which is equivalent to only 2.64% of the approximately 212 million inhabitants that Brazil has, since the vaccination campaign began, on January 17.

In the last 24 hours, 755,024 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 in the country, where at the moment only the formula of the Chinese laboratory is inoculated Sinovac and that developed jointly by the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

The government of the president Jair Bolsonaro, who is being strongly criticized and pressed by his negationism around the dangerousness of pandemic, maintains its commitment to vaccinate the entire population until the end of this year.

However, the high demand international and, according to the opposition and medical entities, the lack of internal coordination and the delay of the Executive in closing agreements with others manufacturers It has led the immunization campaign to progress by dropper and has even been temporarily halted in some regional capitals due to lack of roads.

Other countries, such as those of the European Union, face similar situations, although Brazil, despite the aforementioned factors to the contrary, has the advantage of having two local manufacturers of vaccines such as the Butantan Institute of Sao Paulo and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).

The first entity is producing the Sinovac drug and the second the one made by AstraZeneca and Oxford, after reaching two agreements from transfer technological with laboratories.

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On the other hand, Brazil is currently experiencing the worst moment from pandemic since it registered the first case of coronavirus on February 26, 2020, which was also the first in Latin America.

After just over a year, the covid-19 leave already in Brazil more than 13 million infections and 331,000 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country, the second with more infected and deceased by diseaseAfter the United States, it has its public health system on the brink of collapse and, in some regions, it deals with the lack of essential medicines for critically ill patients.

Furthermore, the situation could get even worse in the coming weeks due to the circulation from variants of the coronavirus associated with a greater power of infection, among them one that arose in the state of Amazonas (north), known as P.1 and which is already dominant in several areas of the national territory.

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