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Brazilian regulator still unsatisfied with safety of 12 million Coronavac doses

FILE PHOTO: An employee holds a vial containing CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Butantan biomedical production center in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda PerobelliRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal health regulator said on Wednesday that documents provided by a Sao Paulo biomedical center attesting to the safety […]

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Coronavirus surge could be worse than the last for the Americas: PAHO

FILE PHOTO: A traveller has her temperature checked at the Jose Marti International Airport amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Havana, Cuba, November 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre MeneghiniSANTIAGO (Reuters) – Countries in the Americas could see a worse surge in coronavirus cases than the previous surge last year, with Brazil, Uruguay […]

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Hard-hit Brazil threatened by second wave of virus

After struggling for months to get its spiraling COVID-19 death toll under control, Brazil is now threatened by the nightmare scenario that has already shaken the United States and Europe: a second wave. Brazil has been one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic, with more than 166,000 people killed—the second-highest number in the […]