A group of scientists from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (southeast Brazil) discovered A new variant of the coronavirus in the regional capital of Belo Horizonte, with 18 mutations Compared with the original.
Some of these changes are Another Brazilian strain, originated in Amazon. (Northern) and P.1, as well as P.1 in the United Kingdom and South Africa, they are all more infectious.
Preliminary research shows that this new pedigree also May be easier to spread And already in Belo Horizonte and Other cities in Minas Gerais, Returned this Wednesday and recorded daily death records related to covid-19, with 508 deaths in the last 24 hours.
As far as the Brazilian president is concerned, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro complained in an official bill on Wednesday, The pandemic is used for political purposes, not to defeat the coronavirus, But to “destroy” him and his government.
Since the outbreak of the health crisis, the president has underestimated the severity of covid-19. He described it as a “little flu”It is forbidden to use masks and use drugs that have not yet proven effective against the disease (such as chloroquine) to defend. He was also disappointed by the unstoppable infection in this country and confirmed that “the virus will not disappear” and that “it is almost impossible to eradicate it.”
Brazil report Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of deaths related to covid-19 has been 3,829, and the total number of deaths has been 340,776. Data released by the government this Wednesday showed that the country is in its worst period.