The official recalled that President Lopez Obrador proposed at the United Nations to make a multilateral effort for the universalization of a possible vaccine, so that all countries obtain it on an equal footing and there is no hoarding by nations with greater resources.
The issue was raised once again on Monday by Lopez Obrador at the virtual ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting the efforts made through the Accelerator of access to tools against Covid-19, better known as Covax, an initiative of the WHO-UN in which 172 countries are participating.
He explained that four more vaccine candidates have already been presented within the framework of Covax, and there are six projects in which Mexico is participating in total, in addition to others outside the WHO mechanism, for example, with Argentina and laboratories from both countries through the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company, which benefits all Latin American countries.
The President of Mexico stated that under this initiative, negotiations with producers of potential vaccines are being made, which he described as the safest route because it includes many vaccine candidates in all those countries.
A second way to access the vaccine is to work with various governments and companies in the health sector, bilaterally, to participate in phase three of their projects.