The president of Brazil, where 18 deaths have already been registered, used social networks to ensure that there was an important advance against the disease
The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced this Saturday on social networks a “possible cure” for the Covid-19 coronavirus by the private Albert Einstein hospital based on a remedy that the government itself recommends not to consider as a possible solution to the pandemic.
“Albert Einstein Hospital and the possible cure for patients with Covid-19,” says the Twitter message from Bolsonaro, who recorded a video on the matter wearing a shirt from a soccer club in the ascendant, Sao Vicente.
– Albert Einstein Hospital and a cure for two patients like Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/Aia4RzTVlp
– Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) March 21, 2020
Bolsonaro said that professionals from the Israeli Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo, where he was admitted in 2018 after suffering an attack, They informed her that they started a research protocol to evaluate the efficacy of chloroquine in patients with Covid-19.
The remedy is used in Brazil against lupus and malaria and Bolsonaro ordered that it begin to be manufactured in the laboratories of the Armed Forces.
However, Bolsonaro’s order It goes against what the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) said on Friday in the face of the chloriquine rumors.
“There are no conclusive studies that prove the use of drugs to treat the new coronavirus,” said an alert from Anvisa, the food and drug regulatory agency.
The number of deaths in Brazil from Covid-19 increased today more than 50%, from 11 to 18, with the death of seven people in the last 24 hours, while the state of San Pablo, the most populous in the country and with the most cases, unilaterally decreed a quarantine for 15 days from Tuesday, without following the policy of the government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
San Pablo, with 44 million people, is the state that concentrates almost half of Brazil’s cases and the highest number of deaths and cases of Covid-19.
Before this statement by the Brazilian president was known, his American counterpart, Donald Trump, had had a similar intervention also on the social network Twitter.
The Republican leader urged today to use “immediately” a remedy against malaria and a type of antibiotic to fight the coronavirus, which infected more than 15,200 people in the country and caused the death of more than 200, according to official data.
“Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, taken together, have a real shot at being one of the greatest turning points in the history of medicine,” Trump wrote.
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