The search for a vaccine

By |2020-11-12T21:13:24+00:00November 12th, 2020|Explanatory Capsules|

As Latin-American countries have started easing down on the lockdown measures, the chance for a second wave of infection demands strict and rational control policies to keep fatalities minimized. A part of the hopes of the population to return to normality centers on the development of a vaccine that provides immunity, because despite the fact that a typical vaccine takes years to be developed, those that are being designed for this pandemic advance to a pace never seen before. However, for both the scientific community and public health officials, deciding when a vaccine will be ready for mass release to the public is a delicate balancing act. 

Latin America is the region hit hardest by the pandemic.

By |2020-10-28T16:32:22+00:00October 28th, 2020|Explanatory Capsules|

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Latin America was identified in Brazil at the end of February, since then, the virus has spread all over the region causing more than 10.9 million infected people and more than 390 thousand deaths, making it the most affected region by the pandemic in the world. 

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