Experts refrain from setting a date for the end of the pandemic, during which the country accumulated 28,580,995 patients and 647,486 deaths until last Tuesday, Correio Braziliense reported.
Like many countries, Brazil is seeking an immunization that can reverse the pandemic nature of the disease, two years after the first person was confirmed with Covid-19, on February 26, 2020, the newspaper said.
Minister of Health Marcelo Queiroga expected to reduce the pandemic to endemic status by the end of the first quarter of this year, but current uncertainties put this estimate at risk, according to Correio Braziliense.
Specialists are considering relaxing the restrictive measures, while some officials prefer to wait and suggest caution, among them Espirito Santo Secretary of Health Nésio Fernandes de Medeiros.
For her part, expert Ana Helena Germoglio, who treated the first patient with Covid-19 in the Federal District, reminds that estimating a date for the end of the pandemic is not a mathematical prediction.
The real-time global search engine Worldometer ranks Brazil in the third place among some 200 countries affected by the disease, only preceded by the United States and India.