The Pan American Health Organization has warned that the spread of Covid-19 in the countries of the region will continue until 2022, despite the decrease in the number of deaths from the virus from its peak last January.
Reuters quoted the Pan American Health Organization as saying in a report presented during its annual policy-making meeting: “While immunization progresses against the Corona pandemic, the region faces the problem of severe inequality in vaccines that will prolong the epidemic, especially in the poorest countries of Latin America.”
The report added, “The hesitation in vaccines may slow the population’s uptake of it or prevent the full potential of vaccination,” noting that about all countries and regions in the region reported the discovery of at least one of four variables of Covid 19 of concern, and half of them discovered the highly transmissible delta variable. which is now the dominant breed in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The report indicated that the Americas region was hit more severely than other parts of the world, where more than 2 million people have died so far, especially that the United States and Brazil have the highest death rates in the world.
Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and the United States are among the top 10 countries for cumulative deaths globally.