- December 16 2020
Federalist Alliance asks for fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
December 16 of the 2020
The 10 Governors of the Federalist Alliance demanded transparency, information and clear rules in the vaccination strategy of the Federal Government, which represents an unprecedented challenge that demands unity to protect the lives of Mexicans.
In a letter addressed to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leaders of the group asked to build an effective, inclusive and cooperative national strategy for the distribution and placement of the vaccine against COVID-19.
The Governors “urge to agree on an effective, inclusive and cooperative national strategy. We demand that the General Health Council be convened as soon as possible, the highest constitutional authority to regulate, coordinate and execute the pertinent actions to overcome a disease of this nature, "said Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, when reading the letter, after the meeting held at the Tamaulipas History Museum "Tamux", in this capital.
“In particular, we propose that said Council establish the schedule, the phases by target population of application, the distribution and distribution criteria, the protocols for cold conservation, the measures to prevent speculation, capture or clientelistic or electoral use of the vaccine, as well as the forms and modalities of participation of local governments and the private sector. In short, that the Council, in the exercise of its powers, decide with transparency and objectivity how and when the vaccine will reach each Mexican, "he added.
They also established that with this demand, the leaders do not intend to politicize the disease, much less its cure, and that it is an issue that does not admit disqualifications.
"It is not worth taking a slice of people's anguish and despair, we do not accept that people from our states have to wait more than 18 months (for vaccination)", declared García Cabeza de Vaca.
The Governors also highlighted their willingness to coordinate all their capacities to guarantee universal and non-discriminatory access to the vaccine, "but what we will never accept is that we are not even clearly informed when and under what conditions we will have access to the vaccine", indicates the letter.
The leaders also held a meeting with the former Mexican Ambassador, Arturo Sarukhán, with whom they discussed the transition of the United States Government and the implications of the reform in matters of National Security.
With the former diplomat, they also discussed the implications of the new National Security reform, mainly with the binational deal with the United States.
This Wednesday's meeting was attended by the leaders of Aguascalientes, Martín Orozco; Coahuila, Miguel Riquelme; Chihuahua, Javier Corral; Colima, José Ignacio Peralta; Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro; Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez; Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles; Nuevo León, Jaime Rodríguez and the host, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca.
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