PAHO warns of low inoculation against Covid in the region | News

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The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa Etienne, pointed out this Wednesday that only 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have managed to fully immunize 70 percent of their population against the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Carissa Etienne noted that the situation in the region is delicate since the appearance of the virus, "almost half of the deaths in the world occurred here, in the Americas, despite the fact that the region is home to less than 13 percent of the world's population," he added.

It has been estimated that 248 million people have not yet received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the PAHO report.

The health entity stressed that the virus has infected more than 148 million people in the region since the start of the pandemic. For her part, the head of the anticovid technical unit of the World Health Organization (WHO), Maria Van Kerkhove, indicated that “the virus continues to spread at levels that are still too fast, and although there has been a downward trend, we are still above the 10 million weekly cases”.

According to the assessment offered by the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres “the distribution of vaccines continues to be scandalously unequal, with 3,000 million people still waiting to receive their first inoculation despite the fact that manufacturers are capable of producing 1,500 million doses every month.

PAHO also highlighted that the variant of Covid-19, Ómicron persists and that the pandemic is still unpredictable, urging that the lessons of the last 2 years should be used to prepare for rapid action in the event that a new one emerges. virus variant.

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