Scientists forecast 3rd wave of Covid-19 in Manaus unless full lockdown decreed

There is no lockdown in Manaus today, only a partial isolation that is under pressure to reopen the city.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State of Amazonas could spread the health crisis across the whole national territory.

The same team of scientists that last August predicted the second collapse in Manaus' healthcare system because of Covid-19 in an article published in Nature magazine, now points to a third wave of the disease in the region. According to the researchers, the State of Amazonas could spread the health crisis to the whole of Brazil unless authorities impose a lockdown with at least 90% of the population isolated and a faster mass vaccination than in the rest of the country . . .

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