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Coronavirus: Carla Vizzotti defended the use of the Chinese vaccine and denied that the health system has collapsed

2021-04-13T16:04:47.674Z

The minister clarified that the dose of Sinopharm, which is applied in Argentina, is highly effective.



04/13/2021 12:49

  • Clarín.com

  • Politics

Updated 04/13/2021 12:56 PM

After a Chinese official cast doubt on the efficacy of the vaccines developed by that country against the coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, clarified that the one applied in the country is "safe" and generates an immunity similar to that of other developments.  

In addition, despite the fact that different sectors warned about the health situation, he denied that the health system has collapsed, although he admitted that they are working to reduce the occupation of intensive care.

"There are two vaccines that come from China. Sinopharm and Sinovac. The information was confusing, mixing the effectiveness of the two vaccines," explained Vizzotti when presenting the flu vaccination plan.

In that sense, the minister stressed that "any vaccine that is being applied is safe and complies with the conditions of the WHO" and insisted that "in Argentina the one that is applied is that of Sinopharm, which is as effective as AstraZeneca and many other vaccines that have no other objection, almost 80%, which is very good. "

He also clarified that this percentage of effectiveness refers to the chances of preventing the disease, but what is actually sought is "to reduce the severity and death."

With regard to the amount of doses applied in the country, the minister remarked that "until now, what has been done in Argentina has always been to maintain the two doses, but what was done was to defer the second for a few months to be able to vaccinate more people".

"We are analyzing all the data and to date we are working to strengthen that those older than 70 years receive the highest possible number of doses," he added.

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Source: clarin

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