Vaccines behind South America’s Covid death decline

South America Covid death decline
Vaccination in Argentina. Photo: Health Ministry

According to health experts, the decrease in the number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina is directly related to the improvement of vaccine campaigns. 

Anti-vax movements have questioned the efficacy of immunizers and suggested that downturns in deaths are due to the virus’s “natural cycle,” saying that immunity is increasing as more people recover from coronavirus infections.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that widespread immunity “will be only achieved” once populations reach a 70-percent level of vaccination. Though this is still not the reality in Latin America, countries are eager to get more vaccines

As of July 14, the continent has administered over 44 doses to every 100 inhabitants. In Argentina, 11.2 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, behind 14.5 percent in Brazil, and more than 55 percent in Uruguay.