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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:33 PM

Child deaths in Brazil due to virus shocking


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Last year, a study found that children and young people were far less likely than adults to get severe cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the pandemic disease among children was exceptionally rare.

A study of COVID-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain found that less than 1% were children, and of those fewer than 1% – or six in total – died, all of whom were already suffering serious illness or underlying health disorders.

However, Brazil has turned out to prove quite the contrary. As some countries seek to stem the virus pandemic, Brazil is facing an ever-worsening crisis, with overwhelmed health systems and a soaring death toll leading to a significant number of babies dying from COVID-19.

The South American country’s seven-day rolling average for deaths reached more than 3,000 this month, as the medical NGO Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) warned that a “humanitarian catastrophe” was unfolding due to government mismanagement of the pandemic. Earlier this week, Dr Fatima Marinho, a senior adviser to the health NGO Vital Strategies, told the BBC that there had been an alarmingly high number of children and babies affected by the virus in Brazil.

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https://www.gulftoday.ae/opinion/2021/04/18/child-deaths-in-brazil-due-to-virus-shocking

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Judi Lynn Apr 2021 OP
Skittles Apr 2021 #1
Alice Kramden Apr 2021 #2
JoeOtterbein Apr 2021 #3
DallasNE Apr 2021 #6
Aussie105 Apr 2021 #4
SergeStorms Apr 2021 #5
progree Apr 2021 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:36 PM

1. horrible

I have long thought it was one of the few good things about Covid was that children seemed to just shake it off.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:20 PM

2. Terrible not only because of the deaths, which is awful -

But also because of the mutation potential of the virus, which could affect everyone everywhere

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Response to Alice Kramden (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 11:06 PM

3. +1

Things will go from bad to worse in a second.

SH..!

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Response to Alice Kramden (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:19 AM

6. Brazile Has A Variant

Similar to South Africa and it hits children hard. It is why vaccines are needed globally. Wait until this variant hits a country like India.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 11:34 PM

4. There's never been any choice with this virus.

Take it seriously from the start, listen to the medical experts and not the politicians, put in preventative measures no matter the effect on the economy or peoples' liberties, and save lives.
And get on with the development, production and distribution of a vaccine.

There are no other choices.

Trivialize it, deny it exists, politicize the response, and you get this. Massive death tolls, over-run medical systems, mutated viruses.

I wonder how high the Brazilian death toll will go?

I wonder what the US death numbers would be now, if the response had been earlier and more comprehensive?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 11:38 PM

5. This is what makes me wonder...

if we'll ever stop this pandemic. Even in our own country I doubt we'll reach herd immunity, because of the republican morons who not only won't get vaccinated, they won't even wear a mask. This virus is mutating so quickly I'm not sure we can pull even with it, let alone get in front of it. Will we need two booster shots a year soon, and how long before people tire of that, and just decide to take their chances?
Then there are the poor and/or dangerously mismanaged countries, who can't afford the vaccine, and have no infrastructure in place to distribute it , even if it was given to them. How do we stop the spread there?
I'm generally not a pessimistic person, but I am a realist. Human beings, being as selfish and self-centered as they are, just won't look out for themselves, let alone their neighbors. And those living in what DJT called the "shit hole" countries? Well....it's America first baby!
Hooray for me and to hell with you. What the hell is wrong with people, and I'm not speaking only of Americans? Is this the way the world ends? Is this the way that the world ends? Not with a bang, but with a totally selfish whimper?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:08 AM

7. Brazil, world, several countries stats. World daily new cases hit a record abt 3 days ago (7dma)

Excerpts from https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/04/17/worldwide-covid19-death-toll-surpasses-3-million
just on Brazil:

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million, AP, 4/17/21

In Brazil, where deaths are running at about 3,000 per day, accounting for one-quarter of the lives lost worldwide in recent weeks, the crisis has been likened to a “raging inferno” by one WHO official. A more contagious variant of the virus has been rampaging across the country.

As cases surge, hospitals are running out of critical sedatives. As a result, there have been reports of some doctors diluting what supplies remain and even tying patients to their beds while breathing tubes are pushed down their throats.

The slow vaccine rollout has crushed Brazilians’ pride in their own history of carrying out huge immunization campaigns that were the envy of the developing world.

Taking cues from President Jair Bolsonaro, who has likened the virus to little more than a flu, his Health Ministry for months bet big on a single vaccine, ignoring other producers. When bottlenecks emerged, it was too late to get large quantities in time.


They also talk about India a lot. What's especially alarming is that India has stopped exporting vaccines, because of very strong and growing domestic needs. They were once a vaccine-exporting powerhouse

As for the world, daily new Covid cases (7 day moving average) reached a record about 3 days ago, exceeding its former January 11 all time high, but has backed off a bit in the last 3 days.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html

On daily new Covid cases (7 day moving average per 100k), Brazil is not much worse than the U.S. and less than a number of European countries and southern South America neighbors:

United States: 20

Brazil: 29
Argentina: 47
Uruguay: 74
Chile: 37

France: 49
Sweden: 60
Poland: 43



The world's highest daily new Covid death rate countries (7 day moving average of deaths per 100k), ranked highest to lowest: (leaving out some micro nations and micro islands), Brazil is a standout...

Hungary: 2.58
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2.11
Uruguay: 1.60
Bulgaria: 1.58
North Macedonia: 1.47
Slovakia: 1.42
Poland: 1.36
Brazil: 1.26
Ukraine, Croatia, Paraguay, Kosovo, Peru, Czech Republic Romania, Greece, ...
...
dot dot dot
United States: 0.23


At least Brazil's new case rate and new death rate are headed down after peaking in March and early April respectively.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/americas/brazil-coronavirus-cases.html

Of course all of the above for all countries is REPORTED cases and REPORTED deaths. I don't vouch for or defend their accuracy.

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