This week, our main topic is the regulatory clearance of two coronavirus vaccines that will kickstart Brazil’s immunization campaign.
Brazil finally starts vaccinating citizens
After 8.5 million Covid-19 infections and nearly 210,000 deaths, Brazil managed to administer its first doses of coronavirus vaccines. On Sunday, federal regulatory agency Anvisa approved two vaccines for emergency use: one by AstraZeneca and the other by China’s Sinovac. Moments later, Governor João Doria of São Paulo held a ceremony and vaccinated people from at-risk groups.
- The very first jab was given to nurse Monica Calazans, 54, who works in the intensive...