On Tuesday (4), infection and epidemiologist Luana Araújo said in an interview with CNNThe burden on the health system should intensify with the progression of the micronized variant of the coronavirus.
Experts say microns are more contagious and can cause more serious illnesses for unvaccinated people and weaken the health care system. As of the third week of December, the variant accounts for 73.2% of new coronavirus cases in the United States.
“[A variante Ômicron] Already arrived. In practice, we’re seeing this happen with a ridiculous increase in the number of cases and positivity in the private system, and it’s someone who is able to test this more accurately within their capacity,” Luana explained.
“Some places are already overburdening their hospitals with cases. They have an overload of the system as a whole. Because we don’t have public testing, people are going to ERs to get tested. I’m flooding emergencies across the country with cases of flu and Covid so people can get tested. This burden is increasing, but we need to make progress on vaccination,” he continued.
In Luana’s opinion, the Ministry of Health’s public consultation to assess the vaccination of children aged 5-11 should be ignored, as it represents a political bias. The majority of voters opposed the prescription to immunize age groups.
“Honestly, I completely ignore the outcome of this public consultation because it was done in a way that is completely skewed and disconnected from reality. People voted without knowing what they were voting for, and who they would vote for. Not many people can do that.”
“This is a technical decision that does not fit with public advice. It was a technical decision made by Anvisa, the body responsible for this, and once approved, it must be presented as a right to health that our residents have, and that is by law.”
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