According to PAHO, despite the fact that vaccines against the coronavirus are already available, it can take up to two “critical” years before “normality” is reached. Therefore, it is recommended to continue the health measures.
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Vaccines for Covid-19 already exist, but the normality that existed before the pandemic could take up to two years to return. according to the Pan American Health Organization (OPS). There will also be the possibility of a second wave in countries such as Mexico Y. Brazil.
“We cannot despair. It will take some time. The first two years will be critical, “he said. Marcos Espinal, Who Director of the Communicable Diseases Division of PAHO. “We’re not going to get herd immunity right away,” he warned after giving a statement until 60 0 70 percent of the population are vaccinated is required the uWear a mask, keep a healthy distance, and avoid the crowds.
That said the director of the organization, Carissa Etienne, indicated that with the approaching winter, the increase in cases in United States Y. Canada You are alarming. He mentioned that there were signs of a second wave in countries like Brazil Y. MexicoThe latter added that “it is experiencing a resurgence of infections in the state of Baja California, near the border with United States”.
The Director of the Communicable Diseases Division of PAHO, expressed his statements in an online press conference, which he offers weekly from his headquarters in Washingtonone day later Great Britain started a worldwide vaccination campaign against coronavirus.
It is expected that the authorities of United States Give the go-ahead for vaccination, this would give way for other American countries to do the same.
In light of the above, the OPS mentioned that the countries of Latin America committed themselves to participate in the mechanism from March or April COVAX, a bilateral agreement signed by some countries with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that doses are shipped, would receive the first vaccines. However, it is warned that these will be limited and only in the first phase can be applied to health workers, the elderly and people with diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. That is, in a second stage of immunization, the spread of the virus would be controlled.
Jarbas Barbosa, PAHO Deputy DirectorHe mentioned, “Having the vaccine is not enough.” He emphasized the importance of preparing supplies like syringes, training health workers and that each country will decide whether the vaccine is mandatory or optional.
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