RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the city halls of Brazil’s largest cities debate the possibility of holding Carnival in 2022, public health physician Gonzalo Vecina argues against holding the event next year.

According to him, there is no way to control crowds, mask wearing, and ensure the attendance of only fully vaccinated people.

“Carnival is something you can’t control, a very loose mass event. I don’t see the possibility of Carnival taking place in 2022. St. John’s, mid-year, is a possibility, albeit difficult. We will have soccer matches with fans, theater plays, events where control . . .

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