The Minister of Health of the Nation, Ginés González García, considered that in all America “the pandemic is having an unexpected duration” and that “only in March will we be able to massively have the vaccine“, although he added that they will be vaccinated beforehand as they arrive in the country.
In an interview with Radio Continental, the official said he “had a lot of hope” regarding the vaccine, and anticipated that “It could be for the beginning of the year or maybe a few days before“Although he recalled that none are approved yet.
“Among the seven or eight that are in the first line, we are negotiating with five of those. There are three that are doing phase 3 trials in our country, and one will be manufactured here. But The exact date is not known by the manufacturers themselves, since they do not know when it will be approved“, he assured.
However, he clarified that the problem is not when, but how many, since after obtaining the vaccine, what the minister called “stage three, which is the logistics of mass vaccination, will arrive.” “It is not easy at all. The vaccination will last several months, it will be staggered, according to the amount we have“he insisted.
“We all thought that the pandemic in America would last a little whileNot like in Asia, but like in Europe, but for some reason that is not explained much, it is having an unexpected duration, in all of America, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, “he said.
The head of the Health portfolio pointed out that this is happening “despite the fact that the countries have adopted different strategies to contain it, and yet it remains persistent and remains record without anyone knowing why“.
González García explained that one version would indicate that “the virus mutated to greater contagion“And, although he maintained that he cannot” assure “the certainty of the version, he considered that the American continent continues to be the center of the pandemic.
Celebrations of Mother’s Day in Palermo, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo Germán García Adrasti.
Regarding the measures to alleviate the pandemic, the minister reiterated that at this time greater restrictions were applied “in the jurisdictions where today the epicenter of the pandemic has moved, which is the interior of the country.”
“I am very proud of the quarantine“he said when asked what he would do differently if he had to start over. However, he indicated that” surely we would have done some different things, as it is easy to tell with Monday’s newspaper. “
He assured that “if we had not done the initial quarantine, the consequences would be terrible, because we would be in situations that we never wanted.”
“There would be people who could not have been treated with a much higher mortality rate. Things that outrage a society: like someone can die without having the assistance they deserve,” he explained.
Finally, he insisted on the need to “don’t relax now“When the vaccine is so close.” Let’s look at Europe, they thought they had overcome it but the reality is that it was not like that, and we do not want this to happen to us. “