Scientists in Brazil said this week that vaccination against COVID-19 had saved the lives of 63,000 of the country's population over 60 years of age, in addition to preventing some 178,000 hospitalizations of people over 60 years in 2021.
The Government of Argentina is donating almost a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to five presidential decrees published in the Official Gazette.
World leaders gathered in Rome for the G20 Summit have concurred on the goal of having at least 70% of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 by 2022.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was harshly critical Saturday of the recent Brazilian Stock Exchange movements and said he had a Plan B in case the Lower House does not agree on budget proposals recently put forward by the Executive.
US President Joseph Biden Friday met in Vatican City with Pope Francis, in an encounter during which climate change and COVID-19 vaccines topped the agenda at the same time the issue of abortion was cautiously overlooked by the Catholic Church's leader and one of his most prominent adherents.
Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Monday signed the decree mandating all civil servants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and also allowing private employers to follow suit.
Guyana's Medical Council has warned that doctors who denigrate the COVID-19 vaccination drive are unprofessional and dangerous” in addition to being “constitutionally unethical.
Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday announced the first 580,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were slated to arrive in the country next month. These chemicals will be allocated chiefly to adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age, Vizzotti explained.
Paraguay's Health Ministry has confirmed six cases of the coronavirus Delta variant in patients with no recent travel history, it was reported.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Monday said he was frustrated with the purchase of anticoronavirus vaccines through the World Health Organization's (WHO) Covax program, because “it did not work.” Abdo also thanked the countries which have donated immunizers to Paraguay.