Even in Brazil, the battle against Covid-19 is finally well under way.

Brazil has finally exceeded the target of 50% of the fully vaccinated population (two doses), corresponding to 107 million people. 74% received at least one dose.

In the State of Sao Paulo, 64% are fully vaccinated and 80% have received at least one dose. In the city of São Paulo, the situation is even better: 86% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Number of new cases

Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Number of deaths

Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

The progress of the vaccination campaign is obtaining, as in the rest of the world, important results on the spread of the virus:

– the daily average of deaths has been decreasing for many weeks and in these days it stands at 400 deaths per day (there were about 3 thousand in April)

– new cases are about 10 thousand a day (but they reached peaks of over 100 thousand between April and June 2021)

– the Covid transmission index is around 0.6-0.8 (source: Imperial College study)

– in October, the public hospital network of the State of Sao Paulo notified 4 thousand hospitalizations for Covid-19 against almost 31 thousand at the peak of the second wave

– in the private hospital network of the State of Sao Paulo only 20% of the resuscitations dedicated to Covid patients are currently occupied

The use of protective masks outdoors is still mandatory, but it is possible that by mid-November (if the spread of the virus is confirmed to be decreasing) the obligation will lapse.

Instead, it should remain in closed public places, such as shopping centers, public offices.

100% occupancy for cinemas and theaters, with the obligation to use a mask.

Offices are returning to work in the presence, following the rules of social distancing and the use of protective masks.

With the gradual return to normal, even the most affected activities (such as trade, catering, tourism) start to grow again, favoring rapid growth of the economy.

The results of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) on the pandemic.

On October 20, 2021, the final report was presented with the results of the investigation conducted in recent months by the ICC, chaired by Senator Renan Calheiros.

The document is expected to be voted on by the CPI next week. Requests for indictment will be forwarded to the competent bodies, including the Attorney General’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office and the Federal Police Department.

The text indicates that guidelines provided by the federal government, both in statements by President Jair Bolsonaro and in information released by the Ministry of Health, show that the government leaders’ goal was to expose Brazilians to mass contagion, seeking to eliminate the pandemic through so-called herd immunity.

President Jair Bolsonaro is held responsible for the following crimes: epidemic resulting in death, infringement of preventive health measures, incitement to crime, quackery, wrongdoing, crimes against humanity and crimes of responsibility.

Former Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello and the current owner, Marcelo Queiroga have also been charged with an epidemic resulting in death and wrongdoing. Pazuello is also indicted for irregular use of public funds, false reporting of crimes and crimes against humanity.

According to the CPI, a so-called “parallel cabinet”, made up of doctors, politicians and businessmen, acted to spread the idea that it was safe to contaminate oneself with the coronavirus as long as drugs without efficacy against Covid were used (such as chloroquine and ivermectin).

The indicted persons are 68 in all, including three sons of the President of the Republic. The list of crimes is extensive, anyone wishing to read the 1180-page version of the report (in Portuguese) can find it at the following link: