The National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences warn that Venezuela go through the worst epidemiological scenario, In a released They all pointed out that there is limited vaccination coverage in the country along with new epidemic waves.
“We are going through a second epidemic wave as a direct consequence of the sustained increase in mobility that has been happening since December and will intensify during the carnival after he determined a relaxation without epidemiological criteria, “the academics said in a statement.
They pointed out that the low connection and the widespread shortage of petrol in Venezuela by 2020 resulted in a geographically fragmented epidemic with less impact than expected.
However, they added that at present the weak and limited infrastructure for health has collapsed the growing demand for hospitalizations, emergency units and intensive care; in addition to the supply of oxygen and medicines, with the consequent increasing disease and mortality due to coronavirus in the population.
“The intensity of the transfer is dramatically reflected in the record of the highest lethal health workers fan region. To this panorama we add the detection of new variants of the virus which are likely to have spread from Bolívar state to almost the whole country and which complicate the epidemic dynamics “.
She asked urgent vaccination in Venezuela, such as increasing the diagnostic capacity and genomic surveillance, so that continuous control of the virus is possible and reducing future waves of infection.
“If we vaccinate and prevent the widespread spread of the virus we will avoid the appearance and influence of new variants, paved the way out of the pandemic. The National Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences are joining the national call for an urgent initiative for a robust vaccination plan against covid-19 in Venezuela ”.
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