PSL parliamentarians, such as Douglas Garcia, and Jair Bolsonaro’s allies, such as the Weintraub brothers, call for an act in 15 days from now against the mandatory vaccine in São Paulo edit
247 – São Paulo will have, on November 1, the first act of the new “vaccine revolt”. It is being convened by scholarship holders, such as Congressman Douglas Garcia, and the Weintraub brothers, who oppose the mandatory vaccine in the state of São Paulo, determined by PSDB Governor João Doria. The toucan closed a partnership with Sinovac and the vaccine, already tested, is being produced by the Butantan Institute. Check out some tweets of the call for the revolt and report on the boycott that will be made by the Bolsonaro government to the vaccine:
From Rede Brasil Atual – The government of Jair Bolsonaro did not release funds for the purchase of the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by the Chinese company Sinovac in partnership with the Butantan Institute. The immunizer is in phase 3 of clinical tests and has completed a stage with 9,000 volunteers, without major side effects, and the results should be presented by the end of this week.
According to the State Secretary of Health of São Paulo, Jean Gorinchteyn, without the money from the federal government, it will not be possible to purchase additional doses, in addition to the 61 million already guaranteed by the São Paulo government.
In an interview with G1, the state secretary states that the federal government only considers the purchase of the AstraZeneca vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford together with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). According to him, the Ministry of Health is ignoring a drug that would be at a more advanced stage of testing completion.
“Why is a vaccine like CoronaVac, which is on the same foot as that of Oxford, in fact even more advanced, receiving a different treatment? If I have vaccines that are at the same stage of discussion, why does the Oxford vaccine receive a provisional measure with R $ 1.9 billion? We are not even asking for this amount, but we want a nod from the ministry in the acquisition of vaccines too. This is something democratic ”, he asked.
Vaccination in São Paulo
The idea of the São Paulo state government was to offer 100 million doses of the vaccine by May 2021. The state signed a contract with the Chinese to receive 46 million doses of CoronaVac by December.
According to the president of the Butantan Institute, Dimas Tadeu Covas, the results of tests of phase 3 of the development of the vaccine against covid-19, carried out in China, indicate that the product is safe and effective, confirming the data of phase 2. The tests most recent were made with 24,000 volunteers in the Asian country. According to the president of the Butantan Institute, the vaccine showed 97% effectiveness in the production of antibodies against the coronavirus. Only 5.2% of those vaccinated had mild side effects, of which 3.3% reported pain at the application site and 0.18% had a fever.
The São Paulo government and the institute also requested that the Ministry of Health support the production of the vaccine in Brazil, to ensure that the production reaches levels that allow the population to be served. Dimas estimated the investment needed to expand the Butantan Institute’s production capacity at R $ 145 million. And also support for distribution.