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Brazil overtook for the second day in a row death record daily for the new coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Health, there were 3,869 deaths in the last 24 hours, with a total of 321,515 victims since the beginning of the pandemic. The sad mark of the pandemic occurs at a time when Brazil is experiencing an institutional crisis, with the change of the Armed forces. Meanwhile, President Jair Bolsonaro continues in his denialist speech against the measures of lockdown by states and municipalities. “No nation survives for a long time with this type of policy,” said the president when he formally announced the new emergency aid. On Wednesday, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) authorized the emergency use of the vaccine from Janssen (pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson), which has 66% global effectiveness and is applied in a single dose. The Federal Government has an agreement signed for the acquisition of 38 million doses of this immunizer, but for the time being there is no forecast of delivery in the short term. The agency denied the Ministry of Health’s request to import Indian Covaxin vaccine due to lack of sufficient data from manufacturers.
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