“We are going to begin mass vaccination”: AMLO reported that at the end of January people over 60 will be immunized with the CanSino vaccine

AMLO assured that by March all those over 60 will be vaccinated

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, sent a message through his social networks last Saturday, where he assured that by the end of March all people over 60 will be vaccinated.

At the end of January we will start en masse for all older adults with the CanSino vaccine, which is a single dose, we are already doing the paperwork and we will have this vaccine at the end of January and we calculate that by the end of March we are going to have all Mexicans vaccinated, of course this is voluntary for those who want it because we are free but the obligation of the Mexican State to guarantee that everyone who wants to be vaccinated has the possibility to do so. Universal and free vaccine.

At the end of March we will have the entire population over 60 years vaccinated, all of them, and by April we will start with those who are younger, with chronic diseases, then teachers and thus we think that we will not lack vaccines, “he said.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

Until now, he specified, The government of Mexico has received 53,625 doses of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, of which it has already applied 32,824, 61%.

“We have received 53 625 doses, 32 624 have been applied so far, 61%, all this to the medical personnel who are in Covid hospitals, as we agreed following the recommendations of the specialists, first to protect those who are saving lives, which we estimate is around 750,000 ″, said the president.

Also, López Obrador spoke about the economic situation in Mexico and jobs.

The Mexican economy lost 277,000 formal jobs in December after four consecutive months of recovery, acknowledged this Saturday President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who still foresees a full recovery in March.

REUTERS / Daniel Becerril
REUTERS / Daniel Becerril

“We were doing so well, we had already recovered about 600,000 jobs, we lost around 1 million with the pandemic and we had already recovered 600,000,” said the president in a message recorded in the National Palace.

The president blamed the layoffs on “outsourcing” or business outsourcing, a scheme created by the 2012 labor reform that allows a company to delegate the provision of services to a third party.

“In December, which is an atypical month since the famous ‘outsourcing’ is taking place, subcontracting, many workers registered in social security are fired so as not to pay them benefits, so as not to give them a bonusyes, ”argued the leftist leader.

In addition to more than 1.4 million cases and 126,000 deaths, the pandemic Covid-19 caused the loss of 1.1 million formal jobs registered with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in 2020.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

The December data contrasts with the 555,600 formal jobs that the IMSS had recovered from August to October after the start of the “new normal” economic plan.

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) estimates a contraction of 8% of GDP in 2020, although it forecasts a rebound of 4.6% for 2021.

“(Jobs) will be generated from January to March of this year, at the end of March we will be like before the pandemic in terms of job creation, we will have 20 million 500,000 workers registered in social security againyes, ”promised López Obrador.

The president boasted positive economic indicators, such as an exchange rate of 19.86 pesos per dollar, a level similar to that prior to the pandemic.

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He also stated that the price of a barrel of Mexican oil stabilized at $ 46.46, while inflation was controlled at 3.2%.

On the other hand, he recalled that the Mexican government will allocate 32,000 million pesos (almost 1,600 million dollars) in vaccines against covid-19 and 10,000 million pesos (about 500 million dollars) in medicines.

“It is important to know that there is a future, that despite the regrets, that we have gone through a very difficult situation, the dawn is coming, the new dawn is coming,” he concluded.

With information from EFE

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