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Health says Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency

Health says Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency

The Minister of HealthMarcelo Quiroga announced, on Sunday evening (17), in a nationally broadcast speech Radio and TVthe shutdown of the Public Health Emergency of National Importance (Espin) by Covid-19.

Practically speaking, the end of the public health emergency of Covid-19 is causing a chain of effects in the face of the pandemic. The main factor is the emergency use license expiration of vaccines that have not yet received final approval from Anvisa for use in the Unified Health System (SUS).

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Optimizing the epidemiological scenario

However, Quiroga stressed that the decision does not mean the pandemic is over, but with 73% of Brazil’s population fully vaccinated, and another 71 million already receiving the booster dose, it is understandable to take a step forward in mitigation. Epidemic containment measures.

“Thanks to the improvement in the epidemiological scenario, the broad vaccination coverage of the population and the assistance capacity of the SUS, we can declare the end of a public health emergency of national importance,” Quiroga said in his statement.

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This Sunday (17), Brazil recorded the lowest number of deaths recorded by Covid-19 since March 10, 2021. On both dates, the number of deaths was I stood at 22, However, a little more than two years ago, the scenario was one of the increase in the number of deaths from the disease.

Definite fear of experts

However, there is a fear that the end of aspen means the end of the requirement to prove vaccination in some places, for example. A standard law is expected to be drafted to detail how the Covid-19 public health emergency will end in the next few days.

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Experts argue that even with the end of the public health emergency of national importance for Covid-19, it is important to maintain some care, because the pandemic is far from over. Recommendations such as hand hygiene and use masks You should stay indoors.

via: CNN Brazil

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