Argentina’s slow Covid-19 vaccination pressures government amid economic crisis

The shortage of Covid-19 vaccines is the focus of daily political debate when only about 7.5% of Argentines have been administered both doses. In Brazil, not a role model in any respect, the second dose has been administered to 10.69% of the population.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina is suffering a severe economic crisis. But the highly inflamed political debate revolves around something even more urgent: the shortage of vaccines against Covid-19. And particularly Pfizer's, which for the time being has not reached the country.

"Control your obsession with the Pfizer vaccine," Health Minister Carla Vizzotti urged after information began to spread (later denied) that the Buenos Aires government had refused to allow the Covax solidarity fund to supply doses of the North American vaccine. One thing seems clear: Argentina erred on the side of optimism and made serious mistakes in . . .

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