‘Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need more vaccines’
More than a million people in Latin America and the Caribbean have died from the disease, and the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAO), Karisa F., has called on the world to step up efforts to improve the Pan American region. Etienne said Monday, May 24th. Access to vaccines. Covit-19 has claimed more than a million lives. This is a sad milestone for everyone in the region, ”said Dr. Etienne.
“The epidemic is far-reaching and is affecting Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting our health, our economies and our entire community. Yet only about 3% of our citizens are vaccinated.”
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has killed 1,001,781 people in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to figures released on May 21. Nearly 89% of deaths occurred in five countries: Brazil (44.3%), Mexico (22.1%), Colombia (8.3%), Argentina (7.3) and Peru (6.7%). Three percent of deaths are concentrated in Central America and 1% in the Caribbean.
The area is the epicenter of the Govt-19 tragedy. It should also be a center for vaccination, ” said Dr. Etienne. More than 153.5 million people are immunized in the Pan American region, but only 21.6% of them are in Latin America and the Caribbean. In contrast, the population vaccine has been widely developed in the United States and significant improvements are already being made, ”said Dr. Etienne.
Nearly half of Americans have received at least one dose of the Govt vaccine and 85% of those over the age of 85 are fully protected, resulting in a sharp reduction in Govt-19 infections, mortality, and hospitalization. The progress we are seeing in the United States is a testament to the power of safe and effective Govt vaccines, but it also underscores the importance of quick access to vaccines in our region so that other countries can fully vaccinate their own people, ”he says.
“We urgently need more vaccines for Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that has been hard hit by the epidemic. Said.