Updated 03/04/2021 11:06
The Minister of Health of the City, Fernán Quirós, took special care to maintain a
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
, 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
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.
"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