The minister said Brazil would be independent in vaccine production by 2022

The minister said Brazil would be independent in vaccine production by 2022

Marcos Pontus, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, said that by 2022, Brazil will be free to manufacture vaccines for Kovid-19 and prepare for future pandemics. “If the planet does not want to sell the vaccine to Brazil, Brazil will sell the vaccine to this planet,” the minister said in an interview with the event. The Voice of Brazil It will air this Friday night (31).

Pontes said the ministry has invested in 15 types of vaccine technologies. “[Essa estrutura] It can help with other infectious diseases, which we will certainly have. It works for neglected diseases like dengue and syphilis ChikungunyaIn addition, we have an extension of research infrastructure for emerging viruses and viruses. I call the Shield program for Brazil to prepare more for the next pandemics. We cannot go through an epidemic and learn from it. ”

The Minister also mentioned some of the projects in the 2022 portfolio, for example, the first in Latin America to begin construction of the Level 4 Biosafety Laboratory; The beginning of the activities of the National Institute of Sea; Construction of the Cryosphere 2 in Antarctica; Increase in the number of remote laboratories in the Amazon, with the expectation of reaching 50 stations; The first niobium, the development of the graphene battery and the increase of biofuel technologies.

The Voice of Brazil

The participation of the head of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation is part of a series of interviews aired on the program. The Voice of Brazil Until the last day of the year. There will be a regular broadcast of the show on the 31st.

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The Voice of Brazil It airs on all Brazilian radio broadcasting stations from Monday to Friday between 7:00 and 10:00 pm (Brazilian time). Social networks and channels can follow the program TV Brazil, Government does not have YouTube.

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