A survey of Vital Strategies – a global organization of health experts and researchers working with the government – shows that Children aged 0 to 4 years are more at risk from the new coronavirus than the population aged 5 to 11 years.The goal of the National Immunization Plan against Covid-19.
According to official data, 1,544 deaths of children between the ages of 0 and 11 have been recorded in Brazil since the outbreak began in March 2020. Of these, 324 were children aged 5 to 11 years and 1,220 were children aged 0 to 4 years. Old., That is, a number four times greater. Not to mention data under-reporting. The survey gave an estimate of 2,537 deaths that were not reported in official data, mainly due to undiagnosed SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) diagnosis, reported as the cause of death.
Thus, infant mortality from Covid-19 is estimated to have reached 4,081, as well as 3,249 from 0 to 4 years and 832 from 5 to 11 years. The Ministry of Health has not commented on the under-reporting and estimating requests made by the agency.
Organizations such as the Order of Lawyers of Brazil (OAB) and the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) have issued notices denying the Covid-19 vaccine as “sabotage”. In a text titled “Pacto Pela Vida e Pelo Brasil”, the presidents of these organizations and others have called the federal government’s attempt to denigrate childhood vaccines a “circus of stupidity” and a “bubble of denial” led by President Zaire Bolsonaro. . The text, published on Friday, 21, says “Brazilian society is well aware of the harsh realities, realizes the challenges first, listens to what science has to say and thus defends the right to a childhood vaccine against SARS-CoV-2”.
In the text, the associations claim that the sabotage of childhood immunizations “violates the right to life and health of an age with about 69 million Brazilians. ) Also criticized the federal government’s “misleading statement” against the operation and called on the Brazilian people to form a “transparency belt” to fight the epidemic.
Last Friday, the 21st, the Ministry of Health released a technical note stating that “Covid Kit” is effective against the disease, not the vaccine. Since then, professors, professors, health professionals and Brazilian researchers at the USP School of Medicine have created an online petition to reject the technical note, which has already received more than 22,000 signatures in 16 hours. “The Ministry of Health is under the control of ideology, misinformation and, above all, ignorance,” the statement said.
On Saturday, the 22nd, Bolsonaro again raised doubts about the pediatric vaccination, even without presenting evidence. “Pacto pela Vida e Pelo Brasil” from CNBB, signed by Dom Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo – from CNBB, Jose Carlos Dias from OAB, Luiz Davidovich from Arns Commission, Paolo Geronimo de Susa from Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazilian Press; And Renato Jenin Ribeiro, from the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science, also recalls Brazil’s international recognition of the vaccination program. “Generations have grown up responding to the call for different vaccines and thus controlling diseases such as measles and poliomyelitis in the child population and many families.”