Vaccines prevent serious cases, but do not prevent contamination | Brazil

Vaccines prevent serious cases, but do not prevent contamination | Brazil
Vaccines prevent serious cases, but do not prevent contamination | Brazil

As vaccination in the world progresses, experts insist on this point: even those who are vaccinated – with any of the vaccines already in use – must maintain basic protective care because they can still contract the virus.

Vaccines are effective in containing acute manifestations of the disease and, thus, drastically reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.

Fernández is isolated, without contact with other people, precisely to avoid this.

The Argentine president had a low fever and the information is that he is in good physical condition.

Another element in the pandemic and immunization equation is the new variants that are spreading rapidly in Brazil and other countries. In the case of the Brazilian variant initially identified in Manaus, P.1, it also spreads to countries neighboring Brazil.

The question is how effective the available vaccines are against the worsening health condition of those infected by the new variants.

Experts’ assessments point, so far, that vaccines also respond well to mutations in the virus that have already been identified.

The Russian vaccine received by Fernández is not yet authorized to be used in Brazil. The vaccines that are being administered in the country so far are those of the European AstraZeneca / Oxford, which have a partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fioruz) and the Chinese laboratory, Sinovac, in partnership with the Butantan Institute.

The Pfizer immunizer has already received authorization from Anvisa, as well as that from Janssen, a company of the Johnson & Johnson group. These two, however, are not yet available for the vaccination campaign in Brazil.

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