Mexico.- Before the members of the forum Mikta (Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia), Mexico proposed the Approval and application of vaccines against Covid-19 in the world based on scientific criteria. and not politically or economically.
He argued that if you are part of the World Health Organization (WHO) you must believe what its experts say about the efficacy and safety of the various antigens that have been approved in that body.
In a meeting convened within the framework of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (HE-HER-IT), the permanent representative of Mexico, Juan Ramón de la Fuente, pointed out that what the Mexican government proposes in the context of G20, is that all the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that have been validated by the WHO are universally accepted.
“Now it turns out that some countries are only accepting the vaccines that were applied in that particular country,” de la Fuente told MITKA members.
He emphasized that what is proposed is that a purely scientific criteria, leaving aside the political or economic criteria so that all nations accept foreigners who have been inoculated with biologicals that have not been used in that country.
“It cannot be that now we enter this dynamic where only some of the vaccines are going to be recognized when the criterion has to be, from our point of view, a scientific criterion, not a political criterion,” said the diplomat.
In addition to this, he stressed the importance of the nations that are part of the WHO coming to that body and leaning on it so that it is the one that determines the criteria that allow having vaccines that are universally recognized.
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In this sense, Juan Ramón de la Fuente regretted that, in the context of the crisis generated by the pandemic of COVID-19, the issue of vaccines does not end up being resolved, in relation to their distribution and application, in a more equitable and favorable way for all countries.