COVID-19: Health minister calls for US support with vaccines, supplies

Queiroga attended an online meeting with the US ambassador

Published in 31/03/2021 - 12:07 By Jonas Valente - Brasília

Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga took part in an online meeting with US Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman on Tuesday. During the assembly, he asked for support from the country in providing vaccines against COVID-19.

Queiroga also mentioned the Brazilian demand for supplies, especially oxygen and drugs for the so-called intubation kit, used on patients in a severe state.

The US ambassador, the health minister reported, said he was willing to contribute to talks with the industry in his country to expand the offer of oxygen, including with cylinders and trucks, in addition to the referred drugs.

Marcelo Queiroga also met with Anthony Fauci, director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. According to a report released by the ministry, the two talked about ways to expand partnerships.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Fabio Massalli / Denise Griesinger

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