Source Title: a new variant of the new coronavirus ravages the Brazilian state of Amazonia, doctors and nurses cry: “a complete massacre, horror movie”
[global network reporter Zhang Xiaoya] “this is a complete massacre, a horror movie…” The British Guardian newspaper’s 24 day headlines cast horrible words to depict the cruelty of COVID-19 that Brazil is experiencing.
At the beginning of the report, a sad scene appeared in a Brazilian hospital on January 19: the new coronavirus nightmarishly swept through the Brazilian Amazon region. Just 60 minutes before dawn, seven new coronavirus patients died of asphyxia – one third of the 22 new coronavirus patients in the town, four of whom were over 50 years old.
Remembering the moment when the hospital ran out of oxygen, Francis nalva Mendes, the health director of the Amazon town of Coari, choked, “today is the hardest day of my public service career. You feel like you can’t help it. ” But Mendes insisted, “we need to keep fighting, keep saving lives.”
Last week, the town of calali became the center of COVID-19 disaster in Latin America, the guardian said. This follows a surge in infections caused by a new, seemingly more infectious variant of the virus, which has overwhelmed hospitals in Brazil’s Amazon state, many of which do not even have the most basic supplies.
“It’s very chaotic. There are so many patients coming to us that we can’t cope with them. ” Marcus Lacerda, an infectious disease expert in Manaus, capital of the Amazon state, said.
In April last year, the Manaus government had to dig out “ten thousand graves” in the city to bury the dead due to the surge in the number of new deaths. Nine months later, more than 210000 Brazilians died, making the situation worse.
“There’s an atmosphere of disgust, abandonment and despair,” said a clinic worker in Manaus. According to the report, the medical staff of the clinic were even seen praying for divine help. The staff member, who did not want to be named, added, “what we saw was a complete massacre, a desperate situation, and a horror movie.”
According to Brazilian media reported on the 14th of this month, Brazilian and British researchers found a new variant of the new coronavirus named P.1 when analyzing samples of the new coronavirus collected from the Brazilian state of Amazon. A study released by Brazilian researchers later showed that the new coronavirus variant may be more infectious than the two virus variants previously found in the UK and South Africa.
According to the statistics of Johns Hopkins University, as of 20:22 Beijing time on January 24, Brazil had 8816254 confirmed cases and 216445 deaths.