Covid-19: Pubic health specialist argues against holding Carnaval in 2022 in Brazil

Dr. Gonzalo Vecina alerts to the lack of control over the event, but says parades may take place, with fully vaccinated people.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the city halls of Brazil's largest cities debate the possibility of holding Carnaval in 2022, public health physician Gonzalo Vecina argues against holding the event next year.

According to him, there is no way to control crowds, mask wearing, and ensure the attendance of only fully vaccinated people.

"Carnaval is something you can't control, a very loose mass event. I don't see the possibility of Carnaval taking place in 2022. The "São João" festivities, mid-year, is a possibility, albeit difficult. We will have soccer matches with fans, theater plays . . .

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