Alarming forecasts for the epidemic in America: the outbreak of the epidemic until the end of 2022

Despite advances in vaccination, argentina and many American countries take suffering rebuds NSovid-19 “until 2022”, The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned this Wednesday: “The course of the epidemic NSOvid-19 in the Americas remains highly uncertainSaid a report from the regional office of the World Health Organization.

The Pan American Health Organization considered the increase in coronavirus cases in South and Central America in the first half of 2021 “alarming”, sounded the alarm about inequality in access to an antiviral vaccine in Latin America and the Caribbean, and said the population applying it It may “slow over” immunization, or prevent its achievement altogether.

in this context, “One possible scenario is that by 2022, countries of the Americas will still face outbreaks NSOvid -19The report warned.

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When submitting the report, Director of Health Emergencies at the Pan American Health Organization, Ciro UgarteHe stressed the need to maintain public health measures that have proven effective in limiting the spread of the virus. “The region may experience repeated epidemic waves of outbreaks. Low-level transitions require national leadership and the commitment of the entire government and society at large to maintain a consistent and robust response.”

Since the first case was detected in the Americas in January 2020 so far, the region has recorded nearly 88.5 million confirmed infections, including 2.1 million deaths, according to official figures. Just over half of these cases and deaths were reported in the first half of 2021, with the highest number of infections and deaths recorded in January of this year.

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Until August 24, 39% of cases and 47% of deaths from COVID-19 have been reported worldwide this continentFour US countries – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and the United States – were among the ten countries reporting the largest number of cumulative cases worldwide. On the other hand, five countries – Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States – were among the top ten in terms of cumulative deaths in the world.

“I urge everyone to invest in our health systems and make sure they transform quickly so that they have the ability to respond to the needs of all people, every day and better respond to epidemics and other disasters,” he said. Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa Etienne, in his opening speech to the fifty-ninth board of directors of the organization.

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