January 17, 2022
Tiago Queiroz/Estadão - 01/07/21

Micron: Couple diagnosed with variant in SP already vaccinated in Africa

Sao Paul – The A couple diagnosed with the micron variant From the Corona virus in Sao Paulo against COVID-19, this Wednesday, 1, Sao Paulo City Council. With cases confirmed this Tuesday, 30, the two men – a 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman – became the first to be identified with Ômicron not only in Brazil, but in all of Latin America. Since there are no records of them receiving the vaccine in the country, it is not yet known whether or not they were vaccinated.

According to the city of São Paulo, the couple received a Jansen immunization agent in South Africa, where the variant was discovered and where they both landed on November 23. The file also added that men and women are being monitored by health professionals. A third passenger suspected of contracting the strain in Guarulhos and two other cases are being investigated Brasil running Belo HorizonteIt is also under review.

Remember to file Covid-19 infection by people who have already been vaccinated with two doses or one dose does not show ineffectiveness of the vaccine. The main goal of immunizing agents is to prevent the occurrence of serious conditions, and thus reduce the death rate from disease.

Since the beginning of this week, trying to contain the spread of the micron variant, which has already been identified on all continents, Brazil closed its borders to travelers from South Africa. I did the measure Brazilians ask consulate to help repatriate.

as Estadao showed on Wednesday, the discovery of a micron variant presents the dangers of having around Africa 90% unvaccinated – Which increases the chances of the emergence of new versions of the virus, experts warn. Eight out of ten African countries have failed to vaccinate up to 20% of their population.

In the specific case of South Africa, data from the Our World in Data platform shows that 28% of the country’s population has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 24% of people have a full vaccination schedule. In Brazil, for example, Both indicators are above 60%..