Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the country has signed an agreement to produce two million doses of the Cuban coronavirus vaccine per month, adding that his government has also been able to secure funding for full-fledged CVD jobs through the global distribution system, COXX.
“We have signed an agreement in our laboratories … about two million vaccines a month for Abdalla’s vaccine … about August, September,” Maduro told a television address on Sunday, adding that four vaccines were being developed by Cuba.
The South American country will take part in Phase 3 testing for the Abdala vaccine produced by its socialist ally.
Cuba has created four jobs that are at different stages of clinical trials. The island nation has already begun vaccinating its healthcare workers with its two vaccines in the third phase of clinical trials so far.
Abdala is being provided with 124,000 health workers, and 47,000 volunteers are taking part in three parallel clinical studies. If approved, Abdala would be the first fully developed and produced COVID-19 vaccine in Latin America.
According to our World Venezuelan vaccine rollout is very low, 0.04 percent of the population has received at least one shot, in neighboring countries like Brazil and Colombia 7..57 and 3.8 percent have vaccinated their vaccines, respectively. Data statistics.
To date, the country has received two and a half million Russian Sputnik V vaccine doses and half a million doses from China’s Synoform.
News of a rare case of a blood clot and a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine hit the country hard as it tried to tap.
As a result, Venezuela announced in March It does not allow job use even after saving 1.4 to 2.4 million doses. There were clot reports Confirmed last week Which was emphasized by the EU regulator that the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh its risks.
Meanwhile, Maduro says the country has been able to secure funding to achieve 11.3 million doses through the World Health Organization. Cavax process – A global platform that aims to deliver 2 billion shots to poor countries by the end of the year.
The news came months after the government claimed that US sanctions had barred Venezuela from paying the ১২ 120 million needed for the CVD-19 vaccine, but on Saturday announced the surprise transfer of $ 4 million to Switzerland-based GAVI. Done. Vaccine Alliance.
“We have already secured the rest to pay for the COVAX system (100 percent of the payment),” Maduro said in a televised speech. He said the government was able to use the funds “kidnapped” by the US.
“At the right moment, we will reveal where the money came from,” he said without elaborating.
Opposition leader Juan Guido, who has been recognized by Washington as Venezuela’s legitimate president, has been in talks with government officials for several months about the Kovacs vaccine, with funds frozen in the United States.
Opponents say Saturday’s announcement proved that the sanctions do not prevent the Maduro government from providing the vaccine.
Officially, there have been 175,000 cases in 300 million countries and about 1,700 deaths. Venezuelan scientists have attributed a relatively low number of cases to gas shortages that limited mobility and rapid lockdown in the first months of the epidemic.
However, observer groups such as Human Rights Watch have questioned the image, saying it is underestimated.