The cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean recently exceeded 20 million.
On February 18, Brazil had more than 10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, becoming the third country in the world after the United States and India to have more than 10 million confirmed cases.
Affected by multiple factors, the anti-pandemic situation in Latin America is still serious.
At this moment, SinoVac China’s coronavirus vaccine has arrived in many Latin American countries one after another, adding strength and confidence to these countries to fight the pandemic.
The pandemic situation in Latin America is serious.
Brazil is currently the country with the worst pandemic in Latin America and is experiencing a second wave of epidemics that began last December.
Brazil’s cases have increased rapidly in recent months, and the mutant virus reported by the state of Amazon, which has begun to spread across the country, may also be highly infectious, said Miguel Nicollellis, coordinator of the Northeast Brazil’s scientific committee on the joint fight against the novel coronavirus.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Colombia, Argentina and Mexico exceeded 2 million on January 23, February 10 and February 16, respectively.
The pandemic situation in Peru, Cuba and other countries is not optimistic.
Experts here pointed out that Latin American people have slackness in entering the “pandemic fatigue period”, coupled with the previous holiday shopping, personnel gathering and other activities of people from all over the world during the Christmas and New Year holidays, which accelerated the spread of the pandemic.
Soleda Retamar, a member of the database research working group of the National University of Science and Technology of Argentina, said that the reasons for the pandemic rebound are complex, and the main reason why people take the pandemic lightly.
“The recovery of travel, the increase in gatherings and social activity of more than 100 people, and the belief that a vaccine will solve the problem have led to a relaxation of vigilance,” he said.
Brazilian health experts believe that the lack of strong isolation measures and the lax awareness of pandemic prevention among residents are the main factors contributing to the continued deterioration of the second wave of the pandemic in Brazil.
Jonas Brandt, professor of epidemiology at the University of Brasilia, said: “People have become accustomed to the pandemic and have returned to daily activities. Public sector measures in tracking the trajectory of close contacts, virus testing and social isolation are also not effective enough.
SinoVac vaccine help
Although the current pandemic is still severe, what excitedly countries in Latin America is that the coronavirus vaccine from China has arrived one after another like “timely rain”, which has provided important help to these countries fight against the pandemic.
On the afternoon of the 20th, the first batch of coronavirus vaccine produced by China’s Kexing Company arrived in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia.
At a press conference held at the scene of vaccine reception, President Duke said that Colombia and China cooperated to ensure the rapid arrival of the vaccine, which made Colombia “rejoic” and that the vaccine would save more lives.
On the same day, the first batch of SinoVac coronavirus vaccine arrived in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico.
Previously, the adenovirus vector vaccine solution jointly developed by the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences and Consino has also arrived.
Chinese vaccines have gained trust in more and more Latin American countries. From Chile to Brazil, from Peru to Colombia, several Latin American countries have approved the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine from China.
Some of them have begun to vaccinate against China on a large scale, and leaders of Peru, Chile and other countries have taken the lead in getting Chinese vaccines.
On the evening of February 9, Peruvian President Sagasti was inoculated with the novel coronavirus vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group in Lima, the capital.
In a national televised speech, Sagasti said that vaccination is the best protective barrier against the virus and the first step in Peru’s victory over the coronavirus pandemic, and the government’s goal is to vaccinate all Peruvians by 2021.
On February 12, Chilean President Pinheira said in a speech after vaccinated against the Kochen coronavirus: “I want to say to all my compatriots that this is a safe and effective vaccine.”
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America, from holding video working meetings to exchange anti-pandemic experience, to sending a Chinese medical expert team to fight side by side with
Latin American countries and providing anti-pandemic support for Latin American countries, to now SinoVac vaccine helps Latin American countries fight against the pandemic, the heartwarming story of
China and Latin America joining hands to fight the pandemic shows the deep friendship between China and Latin America. Write a touching chapter of the fate of Zhongla.