Anti-Covid restrictions in São Paulo should remain in place until Mother’s Day, says epidemiologist

According to the São Paulo State Health Secretariat, of the 23,854 patients hospitalized on Sunday, April 18th, with the suspected or confirmed disease, 11,199 occupied ICU beds.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite a slowdown in the rates of admissions to Covid-19 ICU beds in the state of São Paulo, epidemiologist Paulo Lotufo, 64, believes that this is not the time to allow flexibilization, because the numbers are still high, as well as in the possibility of facing a third wave of the disease.

The expert's opinion is in line with a study suggesting that relaxing restrictions prematurely is a detrimental factor in the fight against Covid-19. The statement is from a group of researchers who have been monitoring state measures since the start . . .

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