December 3, 2022
Fiocruz says a faster vaccination could have prevented 47,000 elderly deaths from Covid-19

Fiocruz says a faster vaccination could have prevented 47,000 elderly deaths from Covid-19

The study also indicates that 104,000 hospitalizations would not have occurred if vaccination had started earlier in Brazil.

Fernando Silva / Pera Photo Press / Strategic ContentBrazil records more than 689,000 deaths due to coronavirus infection

47,000 Brazilian elderly die from COVID-19 It could have been avoided if the state had started earlier – and more quickly – vaccination against disease. This is what researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation said (Fiocruz), in a study published Monday, 21, in the scientific journal The Lancet Regional Health Americas. To measure the number of lives that could have been saved, scientists rely on a statistical model, simulating alternative scenarios without vaccination or with faster immunization, and calculating the difference between hypothetical situations and what actually happened. Looking at the period from January to August 2021 – which was the first eight months of the immunization campaign – they concluded that 104,000 hospitalizations could have been avoided if vaccination had started earlier and 47,000 lives could have been saved. Showing the importance of preventing suffering and loss among the Brazilian elderly. Once the vaccines were approved, early initiation of vaccination could have saved many lives, especially when faced with a pandemic, the study says. At the same time, the researchers also point out that in the same study period, it saved Vaccines from 54 thousand to 63 thousand elderly people, and about 178 thousand hospitalizations for patients aged 60 and over have been avoided.To date, Brazil has recorded more than 689,000 deaths due to coronavirus infection.The number of cases exceeds 35 million records of the disease .