RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Caribbean will not reopen if its population is not vaccinated. This is how emphatic the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, was about the need for an equitable distribution of vaccines. At the same time, the Butantan Institute identified the circulation of 19 variants of covid-19 in Brazil.
These and five other news items make up this Wednesday's key covid news in the Americas:
1. W.H.O. WARNING FOR THE CARIBBEAN
"The Caribbean cannot reopen without vaccination," said Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the virtual session of the Assembly . . .