One year after the first death by Covid-19 in Brazil, the country is considered the global epicenter of the pandemic. And the situation only worsens: the country has the worst daily records of deaths caused by the disease. The fear is that the public health system will collapse.
As if the frightening pandemic reality is not enough, experts warn of the threat of an imminent emergence of new super viruses. Despite scientific advances, these pathogens surprise with their high replication and lethality power. Mutations that would take centuries to occur in complex beings, like us, can be observed in a few weeks of life of these viruses.
The reasons for this sanitary fragility are diverse. Standing out the following ones:
· High population density
· Human being invasion of natural environments
· Environmental crises
· Lack of water and sewage treatment
Combined, these are infallible ingredients to potentiate the adaptation of unknown viruses or variants of those known in the human population. They depend on the host to be replicated and all have a predilection for certain organs or tissues of living beings.
To discuss these and other issues, the “Foro Inteligência” promotes on the 24th of March, at 7 pm, Brazil time, the webinar “The imminent risk of new super viruses”, with the participation of Fernando Motta, PhD, Virologist and Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Respiratory Virus and Measles of Fiocruz.
Registrations are open and are free of charge. At the end of the webinar, the speaker will answer questions of the audience. Join this conversation!