Rio de Janeiros Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up on Saturday with a message advocating for equivalent access to coronavirus vaccines in Brazil and around the world.The words “Vaccine Saves” and the exact same phrase in Portuguese, “Vacina Salva,” were projected onto Brazils famous landmark over the weekend, a message promoting equal access to coronavirus vaccines as developing countries battle to acquire adequate doses.Rio de Janeiros landmark Christ the Redeemer was lit up with a message promoting vaccine equality pic.twitter.com/aPJo53DCQS— Reuters (@Reuters) May 16, 2021Beneath the main message on the statue shone the Portuguese phrase “unidos pela vacina,” which is translated as “joined by the vaccine,” the name of an effort of the Mulheres do Brasil Group, a human rights group focused on females in Brazil. The logo designs of the initiative and moms and dad group were likewise displayed. In pictures and videos of the lit up landmark, a group of individuals can be seen posing wearing t-shirts with the same slogan.The “unified by the vaccine” project describes itself as “a civil society movement that unites hundreds of entities, business, associations and NGOs, united for a single purpose: to make it possible to vaccinate all Brazilians until September 2021.”Last year, the statue was lit up as a physician with a medical coat and stethoscope and the words “thank you” on Easter Sunday to honor healthcare employees on the cutting edge of the pandemic.Earlier this year, Brazil established a vaccination station under the Redeemer statue, where locals can get the Chinese-made CoronaVac shot on a hill neglecting Rio de Janeiro.Other religious landmarks around the globe have actually been converted into vaccine stations also, including a number of British cathedrals including the 800-year-old Salisbury Cathedral. In the U.S., churches throughout the nation have provided their spaces as pop-up sites for vaccination drives.Brazil is among the nations hit hardest by the pandemic, seeing more than 15.6 million cases of the coronavirus, according to data from state federal governments. More than 435,000 individuals have actually died from the coronavirus in the country as of Sunday evening. Brazil has 211 million people.Last month, Brazil tape-recorded a national record of more than 4,200 deaths in a single day as it combated to manage the spread of a more infectious version of the virus.”The acceleration of the epidemic in different states is causing the collapse of their public and private hospital systems, which may soon become the case in every region of Brazil,” Brazils national association of health secretaries wrote in March in a declaration. “Sadly, the anemic rollout of vaccines and the slow rate at which theyre appearing still does not recommend that this circumstance will be reversed in the short-term.”The countrys 27 health secretaries advised lockdowns in locations where no ICU beds are readily available in addition to a rigorous curfew. The secretaries blamed a “absence of unified and coherent national leadership in the reaction to the pandemic.”As of Sunday, the U.S. has reported almost 33 million cases of the coronavirus, and more than 585,000 people have died.The Daily Wire is one of Americas fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, viewpoint, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by ending up being a member.
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