Brazil has confirmed 45,403 new cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2.02 million and 76,688 deaths, the Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

Brazil, the world’s second largest country with more than 2 million confirmed cases, is eager for a breakthrough in vaccine development.

The results of the 5,000 volunteers are expected to be released by the end of the year

Luis Augusto-Rizzo, 29, a paediatrician at Sao Paulo Hospital in Brazil, took off his coat and shoes and put them in a special corner when he came home from work after the outbreak in Brazil. He then wiped his phone and wallet with alcohol, also in a special corner, and went to bathe.

But recently, rizzo has added a new job to her daily routine — monitoring her body temperature.

Rizzo was one of 2,000 volunteers in Sao Paulo who took part in a human trial of the covid-19 vaccine. He was required to take his temperature every day, fill out an online health log and be ready to be questioned by researchers about any subtle changes in their bodies.

Residents of Brasilia, Brazil, wear face masks on July 16, 2008.
Xinhua news Agency (Photo by Lucio Tavola)

Because of the proximity to the project’s control center, which is also a requirement for volunteers, Ms. Rizzo moved to an apartment closer to the hospital for reporting.
In addition, the volunteers must be aged between 18 and 55, be a front-line medical practitioner (in a long-term infective environment) and have never been infected with a novel Coronavirus before.

“Except in an emergency, surgery at the hospital is usually suspended,” Rizzo said. “I will also be involved in the treatment of coVID-19 patients, hoping to contribute to the development of a vaccine.
I’m at the hospital and home every day, so I can’t see my parents, but I think almost everyone has a hard time seeing their loved ones.”

On 22 June, the Oxford Vaccine candidate began its third phase of human testing in Brazil, under the project of the Federal University of Sao Paulo.
In addition to Sao Paulo, there are 1,500 volunteers in Rio DE Janeiro and 5,000 in the northeastern city of Salvador.
If the final test results are valid, the vaccine will be registered for mass production by local health authorities.

Residents of Brasilia, Brazil, wear face masks on July 16, 2008.
Xinhua news Agency (Photo by Lucio Tavola)

Vinicius Mora, a 33-year-old hematologist who works at both Sao Paulo hospital and a private hospital, handles bone marrow transplants.
He temporarily left his blood lab to work with coVID-19 patients to take vaccine tests, and his wife, also a doctor, joined him.

“Because I do clinical research myself and know the difficulties that volunteers face when participating in a program, I hope I can be of help in clinical research,” Mora said.

According to the World Health Organization, the observation period for general vaccines should be 18 months, but emergency projects can be reduced to 12 months.
The volunteers were observed for an entire year, reporting to the project control center 30, 90, 180 and 360 days after the vaccination and reporting to the research team in detail.

Soraya Smiley, President of the Federal University of Sao Paulo, said that although the vaccine would not be registered until it had been proven effective for a year, early results could be announced by the end of the year, allowing the vaccine to be used earlier.

A Churchill road sign leads to the Jenner Institute at Oxford University in Oxford, England, on April 24.
Xinhua news Agency (Photo by Tim Ireland)

It has the conditions to become a “coVID-19 vaccine laboratory”

There are now more than two million confirmed cases of coVID-19 in Brazil.
But with almost all states under economic pressure to restart their economies, the thirst for vaccines is even more acute.

The high number of infections has given Brazil the conditions to become a “coVID-19 vaccine laboratory”.

“To prove that the vaccine works, you need more volunteers to come in contact with the virus,” said Brazilian scientist Daniella Ferreira, head of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a participant in the Oxford University vaccine project. “Brazil is now the epicentre of the outbreak, so testing in Brazil will be more effective.”

In addition to the Oxford vaccine, the Butenstein Institute in Sao Paulo has partnered with Sinovirus Holding Biotechnology Co., LTD., China, and the phase III clinical trial of novel Coronavirus Inactivated Vaccine Kerraffide will officially begin on July 20.

A man passes a banner reminding visitors to take care of themselves at the reopened Iberapuela Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, On July 13.
Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Rahel Patrasso)

Volunteers to take the Kelleyford test will be recruited from five Brazilian states for a total of 9,000 people.
Under the agreement, in addition to clinical testing, Sinovac and Butani will work extensively on technology licensing, market licensing and commercialization of the vaccine to ensure that the vaccine reaches the Brazilian population.

If proven effective, the vaccine could be available in Brazil’s national public health system from June 2021.

Along with its extensive involvement in vaccine research and development, Brazil has also submitted a request to join the GAVI Alliance to join the COVID-19 safeguard mechanism by providing funds to help companies accelerate the development of coVID-19 vaccines and to participate in the development of multiple vaccine candidates.

A staff member demonstrates the novel coronavirusmRNA vaccine experiment in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 29.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Ting

Sao Paulo state Governor Joao Doria said the celebration of the New Year and Carnival would only be possible if a vaccine was available.
The government of El Salvador says that if there is no coVID-19 vaccine by November, the carnival will be postponed next year.
In the coastal city of Rio DE Janeiro, beach areas are allowed to open only after the vaccine has been produced and used. Until then, individual sports can only be played in coastal sports lanes and in the water.

Grand carnival, sunbathing by the sea…
The epidemic has taken away the normal life of these Brazilians.
At this particular time, an effective vaccine has become the greatest hope of the Brazilian people.

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