The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, made a call on Wednesday to the World Health Organization (WHO) to approve all vaccines without political or ideological bias.
“We are going to ask the WHO to finish giving the certificates to the pharmaceutical companies around the world that have delivered vaccines, that have demonstrated their effectiveness and that have not generated any health problems,” said López Obrador.
The comment came during the morning conference, when the Mexican president was asked if people vaccinated with the drugs Sputnik V and Cansino, developed in Russia and China, could enter the United States without restrictions as part of the agreement with Mexico to the reopening of the border between the two North American countries.
In this regard, López Obrador indicated that only people who received a vaccine approved by the WHO will be able to enter the United States without restrictions, which would leave those inoculated with Sputnik V and Cansino out of the agreement.
“With attachment to science”
This situation provoked López Obrador’s criticism of the international organization. “Let the WHO hurry up, because has been in the process for a long time and there are vaccines that have not yet been authorized by the WHO, that have been applied and have saved lives. And most importantly, there is no report in the world that they have caused harm“, he pointed.
The Mexican president added that “the WHO has to act with rectitude, without political or ideological tendencies, with adherence to science.”
López Obrador also revealed that he planned to send a letter to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, with the purpose of requesting the approval of the drugs that are kept on hold and, therefore, generate restrictions for free transit between countries.
“Why so much delay? They already saved me a letter that I was going to send to the president of the WHO, about this. As I made it public, and why did I send it to him in writing,” concluded the Mexican president.
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