For The First Time, Most See Pandemic as Being Controlled in Brazil

Datafolha also shows improvement in the Ministry of Health's assessment

São Paulo

At a time when Covid-19 cases are slowing down in Brazil, but remain at a high level, a majority of Brazilians think that the pandemic is under control for the first time, according to Datafolha research.

More than half of the population assessed that the pandemic is either partially controlled (53%) or fully controlled (5%). For 41%, it's out of control, and 1% doesn't know.

The survey was conducted on the 7th and 8th of July with 2,074 face-to-face interviews with people aged 16 or over in 146 municipalities. The margin of error is two percentage points.

Although the situation is still far from comfortable, the advance is mainly attributed to vaccination. Until this Tuesday, 54.8% of Brazilian adults were immunized with at least one dose, and 19.5% with the complete regimen.

The process of acquiring and producing vaccines was slow and inefficient due to failures by the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, which the Senate is now investigating. Still, as new batches arrive and immunization advances to new age groups and priority groups, the Ministry of Health's assessment of the acquisition of immunizing agents improves.

The great/good index went from 32% to 37%. Another 30% rated it as fair, 31% as bad or very bad, and 2% did not give an opinion.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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