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Peru’s scandal with the Corona-vaccines

The media have called the revelation “Vacunagate” alluding to Watergate and combining it with the Spanish word for vaccine “Vacuna”.  The first million vaccines from the company Sinopharm that have arrived from China are desperately needed for hospital staff.  In Peru hundreds of doctors and nurses have died due to the pandemic.

A list has been made public containing 487 names of persons who have got hold of a vaccine, but who do not fall into Priority Group 1.  Illustrious names like Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti – now resigned – Foreign Minister Elizabeth Astete – also resigned – are among those influential persons who have jumped the queue.  Oh yes and before I forget: former Head of State Martín Vizcarra is also among those fortunate enough to have got his jab, even though officially there was no dose for him.

If everything goes according to plan then the staff working at the Hospital Diospi Suyana will get their vaccinations next week.  If! (Picture RPP)

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