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La Jornada – AMLO supports the application of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19


#President #Andrés #Manuel López #Obrador said that according to the information available to his administration, the #Chinese vaccine against #Covid-19 produced by #CanSino #Biologics has good results, and supported its application as one of the antigens that will be applied in #Mexico, in conjunction with that of other pharmaceutical companies such as #Pfizer and #AstraZeneca.

“#We have information that it is a good vaccine, which has been applied in #China for a long time and has been applied, that is the information we have, to the #Chinese #Army,” he said on #Wednesday.

#After questions from some countries such as the #United #States about the effectiveness of #CanSIno’s biological, the president pointed out that these comments are generated “for various reasons that are not relevant here, but people already imagine, we do not get into that, because what matters is the health of the people. #This is not about ideologies, it has nothing to do with the political positions of governments, here what matters to us is saving lives ”.

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The role of the federal government, he stressed, is to protect the population with vaccination as soon as possible, a task that his administration is already undertaking with the nearly 800,000 health workers, to continue later with older adults.

#During his morning press conference on #Wednesday, the #Federal #Chief #Executive requested the transmission of a fragment of the videoconference he held in #October with #Yu #Xuefeng, #Executive #Director of #CanSino #Biologics, in which the CEO of the #Asian company details that the vaccine #It had already been applied at that time to tens of thousands of citizens of that country, including members of the #Chinese #Army.

“The vaccine is the work of years of research and hard work to use vector-based technology, from that technology, with great success, we have developed a vaccine to avoid the #Ebola virus,” said #Yu #Xuefeng, in addition to referring that is one of the few pharmaceutical companies that has published the results in international scientific journals.

#President López #Obrador also recalled that the company has been conducting phase 3 tests in #Mexico for a month, without registering any problems.

#In addition, it indicated that the #United #Kingdom endorsed the #AstraZeneca vaccine, developed with the #University of #Oxford. “#We are not going, I think, to suffer from a lack of vaccines, this encourages us a lot,” he added, noting that in #Mexico said vaccine is promoted by the #Carlos #Slim #Foundation, and there are contracts for “significant amounts” to arrive.

López #Obrador reiterated that vaccination of older adults is expected to reduce mortality from #Covid-19 by up to 80 percent.

“The fundamental criterion for us to make it clearer is age, and it is not a matter of whim or an occurrence, it is that an analysis was made, the experts, and it was concluded that if older adults are vaccinated, #It reduces mortality from #Covid by 80 percent, it is something that has to do with saving lives ”.

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#However, he insisted that the rest of the population will continue, for which his administration is “in a hurry” for the vaccination campaign, in which all federal agencies participate for its implementation.

#He explained that his decision to cancel the tour that he would carry out on #January 1 is to follow up on the agreements for the acquisition of the vaccines made by #CanSIno, for which this #Thursday the #Secretary of #Foreign #Relations, #Marcelo #Ebrard, will meet with his counterpart from #China.

#Call to denounce influentialism

#After #Tuesday he instructed to investigate complaints of possible irregularities by the director of the #Adolfo López #Mateos #Medical #Center, in the state of #Mexico, which indicated that he would have received the vaccine together with his family, #President #Andrés #Manuel López #Obrador reported that the facts, so an investigation will be carried out to apply a sanction.

#He explained that it was “a family that did not correspond to the application of the vaccine, arrived and were vaccinated with influences. A doctor, his wife and I think one or two of his daughters, I am not going to talk about the names, because that will correspond to the investigation that has already been started to punish this abuse ”.

#Due to this, he called on the entire population to denounce this type of abuse to “cut off influentialism, which is a vice, a bad habit that comes from afar,” and insisted that it should not be influentialism, political power or the economic power that predominates.

#He insisted that if private companies want to buy the vaccine and distribute it in #Mexico, there is no obstacle, but he clarified that they must make the respective request and that they are vaccines authorized by the medical authorities of the countries where they are being applied, as well as those of #Mexico.

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“#In any case, we already have practically guaranteed the application of the vaccine for everyone, because it is a right, it is the right to health,” he said.

“(#That) we have the assurance that the vaccine will reach all of us in due course, what we are doing is to hurry, to do it as soon as possible to protect the people,” added the #President.

#In addition, he stressed that the distribution will be free because it is paid with taxes of the entire population, “it is the money of the same people, that is why it should not be paid, because we all pay taxes, even the most humble people”, since, who does not pay the #Income #Tax, pay VAT on each product.





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