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Marcelo Queiroga meets with US authorities to try to speed up vaccination in Brazil – Prime Time Zone

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Meetings with Ambassador Todd Chapman and White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci took place via videoconference

Playback / FacebookIn the conversations, Minister of Health defended partnership between countries in facing the pandemic

The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, met with government officials USA to try to expand the fight against Covid-19 and accelerate vaccination in Brazil. Meetings with Todd Chapman, US ambassador to the country, and Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor of the White House and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, took place this Tuesday, 30, through videoconferences. In the conversation with the chancellor, Queiroga said that “Brazil’s vaccination capacity is enormous” and that the country could increase the current pace with more doses of vaccines. In addition, the minister cited a lack of inputs such as medicines and oxygen and was “hopeful” about the relationship between countries. In response, Chapman said he is available and highlighted the work already done: “US aid in the past 12 months has reached millions of Brazilians, and we will continue to work on all issues to defeat the coronavirus together. Effort will not be lacking ”.

In the afternoon, Queiroga met with Fauci and classified the cooperation between the USA and Brazil as “fundamental to bring an answer to society”. “We are excited about the expectation of collaboration between the two countries to overcome this serious health crisis,” he said. The North American, in turn, also cited the already existing partnership between countries, citing research on the Zika virus and said he was excited to increase collaboration. “We, from the United States, and specifically my institution, are excited to increase collaboration and joint support with Brazil,” said the doctor.

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