Kreplak: “Let’s not allow COVID to continue to hurt us so much because of the discrediting of vaccination”
The Buenos Aires Deputy Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, warned about the beginning of “a campaign of fake news (false news) and installation of fear” to “discredit” the national vaccination plan against Covid-19, for which he urged to use “official information on the adverse effects reported by the usual symptoms of any vaccine”.
Kreplak advised from his official Twitter account to appeal the conclusions of the first vaccine safety surveillance report carried out by the National Ministry of Health, the content of which is available on the website https://www.argentina.gob.ar/ sites / default / files / Informe_seguridad_en_vacunas_31_12_2020.pdf.
In relation to the 300,000 doses of Sputnik V, the main object of harassment in networks, Kreplak stressed that the vaccine created by the Gamaleya Center of Russia “registers the adverse effects that report symptoms common to any vaccine.”
“The most important vaccination campaign in history began and with it came the other campaign: that of fake news and installation of fear. We are at a time as difficult as it is transcendental for our people. Let us not allow COVID to continue doing us so much damage for the loss of prestige to vaccination, “he remarked.
And I add: “We are in the year of the national immunization plan to beat the coronavirus”.
“The campaigns and the audios that circulate are operations aimed at the people not feeling hope,” later insisted the Secretary of Health of the province of Buenos Aires in communication with Telam.
“Despite the hopelessness they seek to install, I want to emphasize that everything is happening normally, in a context of a pandemic and a new vaccine. The State is present and there are official places (through the portal on vaccine safety) to consult”, added.
Meanwhile, the deputy executive director of PAMI, Martín Rodríguez Alberti, released some tables of comparative statistics published by the research and data website Our World In Data, linked to the University of Oxford, which show Argentina among the first fifteen countries in the world with the highest number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 as of December 31, 2020 (with 32,013 immunized).
The Our World In Data report clarifies that the comparative study of the advance of vaccination around the world is based on the application of the first dose, although the coronavirus vaccines require a second dose that must be inoculated 20 days after the first.