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Coronavirus: Vizzotti is not Ginés and the VIP vaccination, the background of the fight for the distribution of vaccines


The discussion about the inequitable distribution of vaccines is on a scale, with crosses with the Province and awaiting a response from the new Minister of Health.

Pablo Sigal

03/04/2021 11:06

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 03/04/2021 11:06

The Minister of Health of the City, Fernán Quirós, took special care to maintain a

"technical" line

during the management of the coronavirus pandemic, in which he was not dragged into the mud of politics.

But something changed after his public demonstrations on Wednesday, when he

openly stated

, words more, words less, that the City is "getting the dog" with the

distribution of vaccines.

From the environment of the minister they assure that these proposals that he has now made public he has been

chatting in private

for a few weeks.

"The issue was raised at least in meetings of the National Health Council," they explained.

In addition, they affirm that Quirós had been maintaining an apparently quite productive dialogue with Ginés González García on this issue, when

the VIP vaccination center

 blew everything up in the air.

Although Quirós wants to keep the matter within strictly sanitary lanes, it is inevitable that politics

will sneak into the fight


Already this Thursday, the Buenos Aires Chief of Staff, Carlos Bianco, came out to answer him: “I do not understand the complaint, what it raises does not make much sense.

Furthermore, it is not part of the agreements it reached, ”he said on Radio La Red when referring to Quirós's proposal.

In the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health they explain that the VIP vaccination affair was a hinge event that pushed Quirós to publicly manifest this situation.


They assure that González García's replacement, Carla Vizzotti, assumed her duties with the

intention of "making

the vaccination campaign


and that in this context the issue of distribution had to be exposed.

In other words, it could no longer belong to the sphere of private conversations between officials, even more so when one of the interlocutors of that conversation is

no longer part of the Government.

Until now, Minister Vizzotti, who is recovering from her coronavirus picture, has not made a public statement on the issue of vaccine distribution.

However, from the Province, Bianco insisted that the distribution of doses by number of population

is correct.

The word of the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, will be key to knowing how the conflict is resolved.

Quirós requires that the distribution criteria be by the percentages of risk group that each district has.

The Buenos Aires deputy head of government, Diego Santilli, again stated this Thursday that the City has a proportion of

older adults and more doctors than other districts.

This unequal distribution means that, for example, the Province

is already vaccinating people over 70 years of age

when the City has not yet been able to complete the vaccination of those over 80. This results in that, depending on which side of General Paz a person lives on, older adult, your chance of coping with the coronavirus may be different.

In the last hours, too, another element was added to the fight.

The Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta, asks Horacio Rodríguez Larreta to vaccinate teachers with the Sinopharm vaccine, which has not yet been approved for people over 60 years of age.

His claim is in line with the

request of the teaching unions.

From the City, they chose another way: to use those doses to finish vaccinating the doctors who are

still waiting for their right to immunity

in Buenos Aires territory.

Everything, in short, is part of the same.

The cut sheet that makes one thing lead to another.

The City is now feeling the impact of having bet on a reasonable plan in common with the Nation.

And she sees that

Nación's response does not satisfy her.

The image of President Alberto Fernández with Axel Kicillof and Rodríguez Larreta as the slopes of an epic in repeated press conferences has been permanently

buried in a minefield.

With each step that is taken, a new controversy explodes.


Look also

"If we had a million and a half vaccines, in 45 days we would vaccinate everyone," said Diego Santilli

The relationship between the Nation and the City is strained: now Nicolás Trotta called on Horacio Rodríguez Larreta to vaccinate teachers

Source: clarin

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