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Vaccines: Mexico and Argentina want Latin America's "self-sufficiency"

2021-02-25T02:40:17.252Z

Mexico and Argentina said on Wednesday February 24 that they wanted to work together so that Latin America "achieves self-sufficiency in the production of vaccines" against Covid-19 and that no country in the region is excluded from access vaccines. Read also: Anti-Covid vaccines: Moderna launches an assault on the South African variant “The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of kee



Mexico and Argentina said on Wednesday February 24 that they wanted to work together so that Latin America

"achieves self-sufficiency in the production of vaccines"

against Covid-19 and that no country in the region is excluded from access vaccines.

Read also: Anti-Covid vaccines: Moderna launches an assault on the South African variant

“The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of keeping Latin America and the Caribbean, strong, united and united, where no country is excluded from universal, fair, equitable and timely access to medicines, vaccines and equipment medical, ”

said a joint statement issued after a visit by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez to Mexico City.

Mexico and Argentina intend to continue to collaborate

"so that the region achieves self-sufficiency in the production of vaccines and that these are considered as global commons, as well as their patents"

.

On Tuesday, the presidents of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, and Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, had demanded equal global access to vaccines against Covid-19, which they say are monopolized by rich countries.

Read also: Latin America overwhelmed by the Covid-19

Mexico and Argentina are collaborating with the Anglo-Swedish laboratory AstraZeneca for the production of some 200 million doses of its vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, which will be sold on the Latin American market.

Argentina is responsible for the production of the active substance while Mexico is in charge of packaging.

Source: lefigaro

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