Covid-19: new global risk map should have Brazil in ‘red zone’, say scientists

As vaccination programs against covid-19 advance in some parts of the world, notably in wealthy countries, the world should be divided by the end of the year into risk zones - and Brazil tends to fall in the red zone, according to British scientists.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Virologist Julian Tang, from the University of Leicester, UK, says that European nations, Oceania, Israel, and parts of Asia, such as Singapore and South Korea, are expected to resume trade, tourism, and travel between these territories by mid-year, thereby enabling their economies to rebound.

Countries that fail to complete vaccination of their population and control the emergence of variants may eventually be isolated from the rest of the world, being officially or informally classified as "yellow" or "red" risk zones.

"We could see a breakdown by risk zones. For example, Southeast Asia and Europe will . . .

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