Thousands of Brazilians protested against President Jair Bolsonaro’s management of the pandemic as the country’s death toll from COVID-19 passed 500,000
Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government's refusal to back social distancing measures.
3 minute readSAO PAULO, June 19 (Reuters) - Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world’s second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government’s refusal to back social distancing measures.
Only 11% of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated and epidemiologists warn that, with winter arriving in the southern hemisphere and new variants of the coronavirus circulating, deaths will continue to mount even if immunizations gain steam.Brazil has registered 500,800 deaths from 17,883,750 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to Health Ministry data on Saturday, the worst official death toll outside the United States. Over the past week, Brazil has averaged 2,000 deaths per day.
COVID-19 continues to devastate countries around the region with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reporting 1.1 million new cases of COVID-19 and 31,000 deaths in the Americas last week.PAHO noted upticksin six Mexican states, Belize, Guatemala, Panama and some places in the Caribbean. headtopics.com
PAHO warned that Colombia's COVID-19 situation is at its worst point yet, with intensive care unit beds filled in major cities.Experts see the toll in Brazil, already the highest in Latin America, climbing far higher."I think we are going to reach 700,000 or 800,000 deaths before we get to see the effects of vaccination," said Gonzalo Vecina, former head of Brazilian health regulator Anvisa, predicting a near-term acceleration in fatalities.
"We are experiencing the arrival of these new variants and the Indian variant will send us for a loop."Vecina criticized far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic, including the lack of a coordinated national response and his skepticism toward vaccines, lockdowns and mask-wearing requirements, which he has sought to loosen.
against Bolsonaro’s management of the pandemic in nationwide demonstrations on Saturday, blaming the administration for the high death toll and calling for the president’s ouster.1/2Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry a coffin as spotlights illuminate the graves during a night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 28, 2021. Picture taken April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
Read MoreRaphael Guimaraes, a researcher at Brazilian biomedical center Fiocruz, 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.Guimaraes warned that Brazil could revisit scenes from the worst of its March-April peak, when the country averaged 3,000 deaths per day. headtopics.com
"We are still in an extremely critical situation, with very high transmission rates and hospital bed occupancy that is still critical in many places," he said.This week, new confirmed cases in Brazil accelerated to more than 70,000 per day on average, edging past India for the most in the world.
Vaccination will be crucial in beating the virus in Brazil, since the country has failed to reach a consensus on social distancing and masks, said Ester Sabino, an epidemiologist at the University of Sao Paulo."We really need to increase vaccination very quickly," she said.
However, evidence from neighboring Chile, which like Brazil has relied overwhelming on a vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech, suggests it may be months before mass immunization will effectively curb transmission.Nearly half of Chileans have been vaccinated, but their capital Santiago
just went back into lockdownas cases surged again to near peak levels.Brazil will need to inoculate some 80 million people to reach Chile's current per capita vaccination levels.That will require a more consistent supply of vaccines and ingredients in Brazil, which have been spotty in recent months, as imports from China were delayed after headtopics.com
with comments perceived as anti-Chinese.Reporting by Eduardo Simoes Writing by Anthony Boadle Editing by Brad Haynes and Steve OrlofskyOur Standards:More from ReutersSign up for our newsletterSubscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.Read more: Reuters Top News »
Unrecognizable stray dog that went viral gets storybook ending - CNN Video
A neglected dog that was so hairy he was unrecognizable gets adopted. Jeanne Moos reports on the hairiest dog finding a forever home.
I just don't understand this kind of nonsense. Sorry to say that Looks like the red colour is not the colour of ruling political party,like in India.Otherwise like in India they may ask to remove those roses from the burial ground to avoid to looks he failure of government in controlling Covid cases.(Saffron cloth was removed from dead bodies)
Yoruba Nation Rally in Lagos to hold on the 3rd of July 2021. There must be a maximum support from all Biafrans and Middle Beltans residing in Lagos. Together we move to our promise land. -SE Many civilians are detained for protesting, criticizing the govt, for being a member of IPOB demanding a referendum, etc. But no Fulani herdsmen are in police custody for killing civilians, none have been arrested & paraded after attacking communities where they killed scores.un
Thanks forr not giving a shit Get help from chinese govt Nothimg elae but thousands of lefists ., sindicates sponsored by china 🇨🇳 . They need to get rid of that loser & get some vaccines 💉 into their country Fake, This is the mídia narrative……. One of the former loser guys worshippers. My heart goes out to you people of Brazil. There’s no need for this.
Bolsonaro genocide 500.000
Brazil surpasses half million Covid-19 deaths – latest updatesBrazil becomes the second country after the US to surpass 500,000 Covid-19 deaths. Other updates: 🇨🇺 Cuba encouraged by early trials of homegrown vaccine 🇲🇽 Mexico posts 3,964 new cases 🇬🇧 Over-18s queue at vaccination pop-up centres in London For more: India posts lowest daily rise in virus cases in nearly 3 months. Here're other updates: 🇺🇸 US sending Taiwan 2.5M vaccine doses, tripling pledge 🇵🇭 Philippines signs deal for 40M BioNTech vaccine doses 🇨🇳 China administers over 1B vaccine doses For more:
Brazil surpasses half a million deaths from COVID-19Brazil surpassed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, the Health Ministry said, registering 2,301 new deaths in the past 24 hours. For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to him RonelMoses32 Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success⚖️ wow Very sad
Hit by covid-19, Italian makeup-makers are looking pretty again'Lipstick valley' is the latest industrial cluster to emerge in northern Italy. Although France makes more cosmetics, including skincare and body lotions, Italy has carved out a niche in makeup Don't alow covid-19 or lockdown stop you from working. You can still work from home and make good income for yourself and your family. With bitcoin you can invest little and earn great profits. With $500 you can earn $5,000 Dm for more info or reach me on WhatsApp +19103026106 Diagon alley . Diagonally. Bueno. It isn't magic. Data is currency. You have no idea what is in my river. Cosmetic industries in Europe compared with rising China with solid trillion dollar industries!
Father of 8 was set to get 2nd vaccine dose, but contracted COVID-19 and diedGordon Ballard, a devoted husband and father of eight who pushed through a lifelong illness to provide for his family, died of COVID-19 on May 17, 2021, his daughter said. I’ll pay the bills of the first 7 people to dm me 💯💯💯💯❤️❤️❤️ For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to him RonelMoses32 Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success⚖️ After seeing several testimony's on bitcoin investment, I decided to work with miss Jennings , I invested $1,000 and I earn $10,500 within a short period of trading. I just pulled out my profit this the best platform ever... I recommend her to everyone Alex_jnns01
China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases versus 30 the day beforeChina reported 23 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the mainland for June 19, down from 30 infections a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Sunday. There are no local cases. The 23 cases were all imported cases (12 in Guangdong, 4 in Yunnan, 3 in Shanghai, 2 in Zhejiang, 1 in Fujian, and 1 in Sichuan); there were no new deaths; no new suspected cases.
Philippines signs deal for 40 mln Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 dosesThe Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE), the head of the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement said on Sunday.