He carries his father for 12 hours in the jungle to get vaccinated against COVID

The coronavirus pandemic that is about to turn two years old continues to leave unpublished images until now. The last one we have known comes from the Amazon, in Brazil and has been shared by a doctor in the area. The photograph shows a boy named Tawy Zó’é, 24, carrying his 67-year-old father on his back. The young man walked for hours through the forest, along a path with hills, streams and other obstacles until reach the base of the health team in the region.

Jennings Simões is the name of the doctor who recorded that moment. The health worker has thus wanted to highlight the commitment of the young indigenous man when it comes to immunizing his father and explains that it was one of the most important moments he lived in 2021. Precisely, the image was taken in January a year ago, just when vaccination against COVID began in the country. The doctor has now decided to share the scene on his Instagram social network.

“Once he received the vaccine, he put his father back on his back and walked for another six hours to his village. The year 2022 is coming and no case of COVID has been registered in the town of Zoé,” Jennings said.

This doctor has wanted to launch a message of optimism at the beginning of this 2022. In a BBC interviewHe explains that it was also “a way of trying to send a message from the Zó’é people, because they always ask if the whites are getting vaccinated and if the COVID is over.

This indigenous people live in the state of Pará, in the north of Brazil in an area of ​​jungle of enormous biodiversity. Up to 325 people make up this community and are distributed throughout some 50 settlements.

The number of infections doubles in Brazil

Brazil also suffers the expansion of the omicron variant and has registered in the last 24 hours 70,765 new cases and 147 deaths associated with the coronavirus, with a marked advance of the omicron variant and the doubling of infections from one day to the next, they reported this Tuesday official sources.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in February 2020, the country has added 22,629,460 confirmed cases and totals 620,238 deaths, according to the most recent epidemiological bulletin from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass) of the 27 states.

The number of infections doubled that of the day before, when 34,788 cases were counted, while the number of deaths had a slight advance over the 110 deaths reported on Monday.

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