In case of emergencies, Brazil has authorized a pair of covid-19 vaccines for use


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Brazil has been had hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the midst of a violent resurgence of the Covid-19 virus, Brazillian federal authority has greenlit emergency distribution of two covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, the seventeenth of January. 

On Sunday, the Brazillian federal regulatory agency Anvisa approved the use of both the Oxford and AstraZeneca variants of the Covid-19 vaccine for widespread distribution among all 27 states, since the second wave of the virus has smashed their previous projections for fatalities.

In recent times, Brazillian President Jair Bolsanaro has come under fire for his downplaying of the pandemic’s effects and has been pinned as somewhat at fault for Brazil’s status as the worst-hit country in Latin America. 

Having recorded more than 8.45 million cases of Coronavirus, Brazil stands entirely alone as the most virulently struck nation in South America, and the hope remains that the approval and distribution of the vaccines may slow the spread.