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Necia says Covid would have killed less if Bolsonaro had respected science

Necia says Covid would have killed less if Bolsonaro had respected science

The Minister of Health made a statement on national television about the end of the state of emergency and criticized the previous government for its response to the pandemic.

Health Minister Nesia Trindade said the COVID-19 pandemic would have resulted in fewer deaths in Brazil if the government had Jair Bolsonaro (pl)Respect the recommendations of scienceHe spoke in a speech on national television Sunday (May 7, 2023).

The worst effect was the loss of many lives and the knowledge that many more could have been saved.He said. More than 700,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Brazil.

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Nísia thanked the Butantan Institute, Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) and Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency). “Even with the dismantling of science and technology, our universities and research institutes have spared no effort in looking for solutions“, He said.

The minister also thanked the governors and mayors.who are not carried away by denialI mentioned theDenial, the politics of neglect, and the attack on sciencereferring to the previous government, but without mentioning Bolsonaro.

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“My friends and my friends,

“Good afternoon

The World Health Organization declared on May 5 that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Having gone through this painful period, our country receives this news with hope.

“We are still living with Covid-19, which continues to evolve and undergo many mutations, but for more than a year we have had the dominance of the omicron variant and its sub-lineages all over the world, without worsening the health situation.

“We have a gradual decrease in the number of hospitalizations and deaths, as a result of the population being protected by vaccines.

“In this scenario, it is understood that the moment refers to the transition from a state of emergency to a continuous confrontation, as part of the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

SARS-COV2 infections will continue and we must remain vigilant. Therefore, surveillance, diagnosis, care and vaccination systems must be strengthened.

Alert: It’s time to ramp up vaccination: Hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 occur mainly in individuals who have not taken the recommended vaccine doses.

For this reason, the Ministry of Health, together with states and municipalities, has been carrying out a nationwide movement for Covid-19 booster vaccination since February.

This is the most effective and safest way to protect our residents. We need to unite in health, in defense of life.

“Many hurdles have been throughout this pandemic.

The worst effect was the loss of many lives and the knowledge that many more could have been saved.

“Unfortunately, in Brazil we have lost more than 700,000 lives. 2.7% of the world’s population lives in our country but we have 11% of all deaths!!!

Another outcome would have been if, throughout the pandemic, the previous government had respected the recommendations of science. If the ruler’s obligations to protect the country’s population are adhered to and fulfilled.

“We cannot forget! We need to preserve this memory of what happened in order to build a dignified future.

“Now, I want to thank everyone who fought in defense of our community. They risked their lives, especially before vaccines were developed.

And if vaccines are responsible for saving lives, then we must thank the scientists and laboratories that developed and produced them. Special thanks for the role played in Brazil by Instituto Butantan, Fiocruz and Anvisa. Even with the dismantling of science and technology, our universities and research institutes have spared no effort in looking for solutions. We should also thank the governors and mayors who have not drifted into denial and have contributed decisively to the response to the pandemic. As well as the civil society that participated in this process.

“Despite denials, attacks on science, and policy neglect, many lives have been saved because of SUS and the boundless efforts of health workers. I thank them on my behalf and in the name of President Lula, who from day one of our government has dedicated himself to policy of care and promotion of SUS.

It is also time to learn the lessons of this pandemic. To strengthen the Unified Health System, the largest comprehensive health system in the world. To prepare ourselves with consistent programs to face future epidemics and health emergencies. To enhance our scientific and technological capacity and overcome social inequalities, which cause the epidemic to disproportionately affect those in a more vulnerable social position.

It is time, above all, to appreciate life, health and democratic culture.

“We will work together, government, health workers, the scientific community and society as a whole to preserve life and improve conditions for disease prevention and health promotion. Not to relive the terrible days of the recent past and build a better future.

“Good night and a good week.”

emergency end

On the 6th (5. May), it was released from (WHO) has declared the end of the health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. The information was published by Tedros Adhanom, director general of the agency.

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The state of emergency was imposed on January 30, 2020 by the organization. The measure is suspended after 1,191 days in effect.

A public health emergency due to the coronavirus was declared in Brazil on February 4, 2020, by the then Minister of Health, Luis Henrique Mandetta. At that time, the disease had already killed 427 people in 3 countries, and 14 patients were being monitored in Brazil with suspected infection. So far, no deaths from the disease have been recorded in Brazil.

The measure was suspended on 17 April 2022 by then-minister Marcelo Quiroga, who took over the portfolio. During the announcement, the minister said that this does not mean the end of Covid and praised the federal government’s work in managing the pandemic.

We will continue to live with the virus. The Ministry of Health remains vigilant and ready to take all necessary measures to ensure the health of Brazilians, in full respect of the Federal Constitution. (…) I thank the doctors who, with the independence that the federal government defends, have used the best of science for the benefit of patients, as well as all health professionals, who have fought tirelessly against this disease.Quiroga said at the time.

On April 27, 2021, the Senate established the CPI (Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry) to investigate the actions of the federal government, at the time it was ordered Jair Bolsonaro (PL), the use of union resources by states and municipalities to respond to the epidemic. Senators Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), Randolph Rodriguez (AP Network) f Renan Caleros (MDB-AL) was respectively Chairman, Deputy and Rapporteur of the Committee.

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On February 27, 2023, the Ministry of Health, led by Nicia Trindade, started implementing the bivalent coronavirus vaccine across the country. According to the member, the immune system has improved immunity against the virus of the original strain and against the Omicron variant.

On May 3, former President Bolsonaro, who was the CEO during the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil, became the target of an investigation by the Federal Police (PF) investigating the entry of false data into coronavirus vaccination cards, including him and his one-year-old daughter Laura. 12 years old.

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