After months of crawling through the vaccination campaign, Brazil finally gained speed and managed to overtake the United States in the number of daily applications. If we compare the average doses applied on the specific days that Brazil and the United States completed 6.5 months of vaccination, the difference is 82%. On Saturday, July 31, 1.52 million Brazilians received needles against the disease, according to a survey of mobile phone averages from the portal Our world in dataAssociated with Oxford University, UK. On June 28, the average order in the United States, according to the same platform, was 833,990 doses.
Brazil surpassed the US vaccination pace for the first time on June 20, about 5 months after the start of the campaign here. Since then, the Brazilian average of daily applications has remained above the US average. In July, for the first time, Brazil managed to exceed the average of one million doses per day, every day.
The decline in the frequency of vaccination in the United States is due in large part to groups who oppose the vaccine and do not want to be vaccinated. The problem is that this leads to a new wave of cases in the country, linked to the spread of the delta variant, which has been identified in India, which is more contagious. To encourage vaccination, the US government is running a series of campaigns, including helping digital influencers. In New York, for example, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that those who pass a vaccination center to receive their first dose of Covid-19 immunity will receive $100.
In Brazil, it was the opposite. The campaign was slow to progress due to the lack of doses. On several occasions, cities have had to halt the campaign because demand for the vaccine has outpaced supply. This problem seems to be gone or at least reduced. There are still specific suspensions, but new doses are soon being sent to the states. It remains to be seen if the trend will continue; But everything points to that.
On the other hand, the Brazilian vaccination rate still leaves much to be desired, compared to the American rate. On day 195 of vaccination, the United States had 45.98% of its population fully immunized, double what it had in Brazil, which had only 19.6% in the same period.
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