President of Mexico, Anders Manuel Lopez Obrador., He revealed on Thursday that there is an agreement with the Cuban government to obtain the Abdala vaccine against COVID-19.
There is an agreement with the Cuban government to buy the vaccine, something else that has not yet been finalized.The President said this during his morning press conference from Qaumi Mahal.
The president said it was the result of a cooperative relationship. “Especially in the medical field with Cuba.”
“And we will continue to work together.”, He pointed out
Recently, Cuba sold 5 million Abdala foodstuffs to Vietnam and shipped 900,000 units to Venezuela.
He added that although vaccines manufactured in Cuba could be purchased, Mexico outlined a comprehensive vaccination strategy from the outset, which currently includes only those over 18 years of age.
Last august, Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Threats (Cofepris) Favorable technical feedback on the Abdala vaccine developed by the Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
According to Cofepris, biological “It is made from recombinant proteins in the receptor binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”
So far, Mexico has approved eight anticode vaccines for emergency use: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Synovik, Ken Sino, Sputnik V, Moderina and Johnson, in addition to the covacin vaccine, which has not yet been implemented in the country.
This Thursday, Lopez Obrador recalled that the federation has allocated more than 40 40 billion for vaccines to guarantee supply.
AMLO will insist on WHO.
The president said he was waiting for the government’s decisions. World Health Organization (WHO) So that every person under the age of 18 can be vaccinated if medically needed.
He once again urged the WHO to allow vaccines that have shown “efficacy” and “saved lives” without harm.
He said he would send a letter to the agency. “Don’t delay and empower yourself” Vaccines and it was noted that millions of people, including minors, have already been vaccinated and there were no serious cases due to the reaction to the vaccine.
He reminded that the United States accepted the entry of people who were not vaccinated and regretted that in some countries people are not allowed to be vaccinated with approved brands in their areas.
It is not possible that since there is a vaccine that is developed in a country with a political system, there is an attempt to marginalize it. emphasized.
Currently, more than 3.7 million infections and 283,193 deaths are caused by COVID-19 in Mexico.
With information from EFE.