Cuba’s Soberana 02 vaccine has shown a promising 62% efficacy after two of its three doses, as Cuba sees its worst surge since the beginning of the pandemic. Mexico City is suspending in-person classes again amid mounting COVID-19 infections. The U.S. has extended restrictions on non-essential travel with Mexico and Canada. As Brazil topped half a million COVID deaths, tens of thousands of people took to the streets for anti-government protests Saturday.
Aline Rabelo: “We are protesting against the genocidal Bolsonaro government that did not buy the vaccines and has done nothing to take care of its people in the last year.”
Experts warn the situation in Brazil could get even worse as the coronavirus continues to spread and a severe drought threatens water supply, farming and a devastating fire season in the Amazon.