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São Paulo Municipal Health Minister: We may be at the beginning of the third wave |  Sao Paulo

São Paulo Municipal Health Minister: We may be at the beginning of the third wave | Sao Paulo

“We may be at the start of a third wave event. That is why we buy oxygen stations, allowing social organizations to import intubation kits, in case the disease worsens in the city, we are ready to be able to cope with this moment,” the secretary said in an interview with GloboNews.

La Dera Porto Geral and Roi 25 de Marco movement, downtown São Paulo, on Wednesday morning 05, amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. PHOTO: VINICIUS NUNES / AGÊNCIA F8 / ESTADÃO CONTENT

In the Aparecido evaluation, the most complex epidemiological weeks of the year were the 10 and 11, which occurred in March. After the period, it recorded stability, but maintained very high rates of cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to illness.

“Today, we have 80% of the ICU occupancy rate. Over 60% of the bed occupancy rate. We have been doing the bed opening process every week, but we are keeping a high standard. Because there is a process to make some activities more flexible, it has increased. Distribution again and that will have an effect. ”

The state administration says it is optimistic

Fear of municipal administration in the capital, São Paulo, differs from the optimism of state administration.

Despite the red phase compatible rates, São Paulo Governor, Joao Doria 9PSDB said Wednesday (5) that he is “optimisticIt will consider easing restrictions on Friday (7).

Since mid-April, the state of São Paulo has been in the so-called “transition phase” of the São Paulo plan.

Although it was created to represent a file Intermediate step Between the red and orange phases, the transition period allows unlocking the same sectors fired in these two phases, and even with longer hours.

According to Edson Aparecido, there is a need for greater cooperation by residents, as it did last year, when there was a higher rate of isolation and a significant decrease in agglomeration.

“Because of fatigue and economic needs, the more flexibility there is, the more circulation and the action comes back. It is important for the population to realize. The epidemic has not passed,” he said.

The number of hospitalizations again increases

On Sunday (2), 79% of the intensive care beds in the capital, São Paulo, were filled. The index was at 80% on Monday (3) and 81% on Tuesday (4). Growth of one percentage point per day worries health authorities.

According to their hearing experts St 1, It is still too early to assess whether the curve will rise steadily again or enter stability, but they warn that a slowdown in the fall is a point of interest.

Data from the past two days started indicating this stability. This may indicate a tendency to deteriorate. So, at best, we stopped getting better. “We settled down, but we settled at a very high level,” says epidemiologist Marcio Bettencourt.

The advent of winter is also a concern because hospital stress tends to increase due to other respiratory illnesses, strokes and heart attacks.

“If we enter this period [inverno] With the current rate, even if it is stable, even without any deterioration, it is really a very worrying situation, “says Bettencourt.

The patients were admitted to the intensive care unit in the city of São Paulo. Picture: TV Globo / On

The state of São Paulo started on Thursday (29). Covid-19 vaccination for elderly people between the ages of 60, 61 and 62. It is expected that 1.4 million people of this age group will be immunized.

According to Aparecido, the capital of São Paulo received 286,000 doses of AstraZeneca and 135,000 doses of Pfizer to vaccinate more than 400,000 people in this age group. The search for a Pfizer vaccine has resulted in many queues appearing at various health facilities.

At UBS Jardim Japão, in Villa Maria, in the northern region, some people arrived around 6 am. At 7 a.m., the line doubled the block.

The same problem occurred at UBS in the southern region. At the site, a couple had been waiting to be vaccinated since 4:30 a.m. At eight in the morning, hundreds of elderly people were waiting for the vaccination.

The second batch of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive on May 17 and will be reserved for the second dose for those taking the first, according to the secretary.

“Here in São Paulo, we have the infrastructure even to handle these immunizations, which is very complicated. We have a cold room to store 4 million doses of Pfizer. All health professionals have been trained to apply it, which contains a bottle of frozen powder and another bottle of liquid.” The structure is prepared and the second dose batches are protected.

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