December 3, 2021

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Elderly people cry over Covid booster and congratulate SUS and Pasteur: “Vaccines are humanity’s greatest invention” |  Sao Paulo

Elderly people cry over Covid booster and congratulate SUS and Pasteur: “Vaccines are humanity’s greatest invention” | Sao Paulo

Retired Eduardo Roberto Lourenco was moved on Sunday (17) when he took his booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“I am very happy to be in Brazil and to have this SUS [Sistema Único de Saúde]. Today is my day for the third dose, we just have to congratulate the SUS, and congratulate the vaccine, invented by Louis Pasteur, in 1850,” he said.

“I’ve been doing this for 40 years, and I’ve been taking the whole vaccine, because the vaccine is the greatest invention of mankind,” he adds.

world louis Pasteur played a key role in the production of vaccines. Pasteur’s experience with vaccines came when he was studying fowl cholera, a disease caused by Pasteurella maltocida. One of Pasteur’s assistants went on vacation and accidentally left a forgotten culture in the lab. When he returned, the aging culture was no longer effective in infecting the birds. Then Pasteur conducted a second experiment, in which these chickens were infected with a new virulent culture (which causes disease). To his surprise, the chicken survived the challenge.

In 1881, Pasteur also worked on the same principle to produce the anthrax bacterium (Bacillus anthracis), cultivating it at high temperatures. This heat-reducing bacteria has been used as a vaccine to protect sheep from challenging anthrax bacteria. With this Pasteur vaccine, in 1881, the mortality rate of sheep was drastically reduced to 0.34% and cattle to 1%.

Elderly and booster dose

Sao Paulo City Council compare registered admission between September 8 and 28 Compared with figures recorded at the height of the pandemic in the city, between April 7 and 27, when the number of hospitalized patients per day was above 500. The month is considered the deadliest by the epidemic.

By comparison, the number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 is down 90% in the city. According to the assistant secretary, most patients in the hospital are elderly.

In the survey, of the 1,082 adult patients, 671 were 60 years of age or older. pretend to The index alerts you to the importance of the booster dose in this group.