The Venezuelan National Academy of Medicine warned again Wednesday that vaccines against COVID-19 in development in Cuba are “not real vaccines”, but their composition, safety and efficacy are unknown test products. .
After dictator Nicolas Maduro announced that Abdel, one of Cuba’s candidates against the disease in Venezuela, would produce 2 million doses a month, the company warned of the lack of reliable information about a possible vaccine.
“We have signed a contract to produce 2 million vaccines a month in our laboratories (…) for the Abdale vaccine, already in August and September, approximately.”, Said the Savista dictator. At the end of March, he said, his regime wants to begin administering the vaccine in July, despite the fact that tests being developed in Venezuela have not been completed and approved.
He also promised that the country would sign with China, Russia and “other countries” to produce other vaccines against COVID-19.
In this regard, the Academy stressed it “There is a need to have a national immunization program against COVID-19, which serves as the basic support for all efforts to ensure Venezuela’s 15 million immunizations.”
So far, Venezuela has purchased 250,000 doses of the Russian Spotnik-V vaccine and 500,000 Chinese synopharmaceuticals, according to information provided by the Savista regime, which did not provide data. It is not known how many of them were vaccinated or to whom.
Only units received so far 1.3% is enough to manage two levels The country has a population of nearly 30 million. Carlos Alvarado, the regime’s health minister, said vaccines were advancing rapidly, which did not match the actual figures.
On the other hand, the regime announced on Sunday that it had been able to release funds to obtain 11,374,400 vaccines from the Kovacs mechanism, which the United States had promised would be “abducted” due to international sanctions, although the British laboratory AstraZeneca rejected the formula, saying the organization was initially assigned to Venezuela.
To the academy, “It’s a step in the right direction,” they believe, “but not enough.” Therefore, in his opinion, the “national claim” for vaccines “should continue until every eligible Venezuela is vaccinated.”
Representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Enemies, the National Medical Academy and the Scientific Associations, along with Ban, also announced that the announcement was made “without the knowledge of the National Technical Board to access Kovacs.” American Health Organization and UNICEF.
In this regard, they also ask to correct the suspicions created by this announcement, the first of which Lack of information on “which vaccine will be purchased, or when it will come to Venezuela”.
The Abdala vaccine is still in the testing phase, and according to Maduro, the studies are “going very well.” Last Thursday, Venezuela’s vice president, Telcy Rodriguez, Which was confirmed to be manufactured in a government laboratory in Caracas.
The Venezuelan dictatorship hopes to be able to vaccinate 70% of the population against Govt-19 this year, which includes vaccines from the Kovacs mechanism coordinated by Russia, China, Cuba and the World Health Organization (WHO).
This Tuesday, despite the slow vaccination campaign being developed by Savista officials The Maduro dictatorship rejected the immunization plan proposed by Fedekamaras a few days ago, The main organization of trade associations in Venezuela.
George Rodriguez, The chairman of the Savista National Assembly, turned down the opportunity to develop a vaccine program with the participation of all sectors of the country.
“The Ministry of Health is the only organization that is accredited, trained and legalized to comply with the vaccine against COVID,” the Savista official warned.
Rodriguez said the national immunization plan was “prepared by the sole authority of Venezuela”: “The only legal, fair and health authority in Venezuela is the Ministry of Health of the government of Nicolas Maduro.
The announcement by the dictator’s spokesman comes two days after Maduro attacked Fedekamaras, describing it as “a nest of vipers giving himself to conspiracy theories”.
At the end of March, the organization proposed a plan to merge the major private companies in the Caribbean Immunize three million Venezuelans in four and a half months. This will require six million doses and about 100 private clinics to implement.
In the face of this situation Venezuela is passing, This Wednesday Juan Quide reaffirmed his desire to seek resources and help pay for the Kovacs mechanism for vaccination against Govt-19., In which the government has already canceled more than 50% of the advance, officials said.
“If they already have half, more specifically, the National Assembly (although its term expired last January and passed in the hands of Savismo, the organization that ensures it is headed) is not only ready to accommodate the other half but, at the same time, Kovacs 2022, simultaneously,” said Guide. Said at a press conference.
This was noted by the Leader of the Opposition, who has been recognized by many countries, including the United States, as Venezuela’s interim leader since the declaration in 2019. Resources can be used to “strengthen the cold chain to protect” vaccines. “We look forward to continuing to work with our allies to get vaccinated early in Venezuela,” he said. He stressed that the regime is slow to pay the mechanism due to “arrogance”.
With information from EFE