“We were defenseless. All we had was the possibility of getting away from each other, wearing a mask, greeting each other from a distance and now a response from science has appeared,” said the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, in anticipation of the beginning of the application of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. “For me, the vaccine is a glass of water in the desert. Finally, science, and in record time, gives an answer to this problem we have, which is the virus that is winning over us. Tuesday, in Argentina we are going to fight him, “said Kicillof, regarding the vaccination operation against covid-19.
“I believe that for a vast majority, among whom I find myself, as a person, as a citizen, as a father, as a human being, that the vaccine has arrived is part of an epic. Not from Kirchnerism, from the government or from (the president) Alberto (Fernández), it is part of an epic that in such a short time a response has appeared, “said the governor, putting the advance of the pandemic at the center of the scene. science and technology to present a healthcare solution in record time.
“In the province we are designing an extremely ambitious, highly complex operation that, due to logistics, demand or supply issues, may have dramatic moments in terms of what it is to distribute a vaccine today that acts at minus 18 degrees and that when it is You have time to apply it, “Kicillof warned about the fragility of the doses that health personnel will have to work with. For this reason, he stressed the need for all sectors linked to the vaccination operation to be” very synchronized, “and clarified that “if the cold chain is cut, it is not that it hurts, but that it does nothing, it is like injecting something harmless.”
“Vaccination is not an individual act because if the virus circulates intensely, this begins to reach people at risk. That is why people who irresponsibly do not take care of themselves is not just their problem, that is why it is a public health issue, “said the Buenos Aires leader, focusing on individual responsibility and collective solidarity that vaccination will entail.
In turn, he criticized a sector of the opposition that “says they do not like” the vaccine of Russian origin “as if it were anything”, and reminded him that the pandemic is “a serious, serious issue, which has taken the lives of millions of people in the world, which is putting the economy in check. ” Kicillof indicated that criticism of vaccines just for having been developed in Russia “is sometimes a directly anti-vaccine campaign. If we hadn’t brought the vaccine, they would have screamed. We brought the vaccine, they don’t like the one we brought. Social networks are full of that, because there are trolls and there are the leaders of macrismo, all working in that direction. That has to be cut ”.
The Buenos Aires governor reported that the provincial government opened “a web page and on January 2 we will have an app for cell phones where you will be able to register. Almost three hundred thousand people have already registered on the page vaccinatepba.gba.gob.ar. In three days, without diffusion, we had an explosion in the inscriptions ”.
Kicillof clarified that it is a site so that anyone interested can register, but “it is not to take an appointment, because the dates are not yet defined, nor to give consent.” “It is only to receive information,” he said.