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Argentina publishes the VIP list, who received preferential Covid-19 vaccine treatment

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 - 08:53 UTC
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The list includes a number of prominent figures such as former President Eduardo Duhalde, his wife, Hilda Gonzalez, children and private secretary The list includes a number of prominent figures such as former President Eduardo Duhalde, his wife, Hilda Gonzalez, children and private secretary
Likewise Carlos Zannini, currently the Treasury Attorney, and one of the most trusted men of ex president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Likewise Carlos Zannini, currently the Treasury Attorney, and one of the most trusted men of ex president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Journalist Horacio Verbitsky, confirmed he had received the Russian vaccine Journalist Horacio Verbitsky, confirmed he had received the Russian vaccine

The Argentine government has published a list of 70 influential figures, mostly politicians and close friends and family members, who have received preferential vaccine Covid-19 treatment, at the Posadas Hospital in Buenos Aires.

The decision to transparently publish a list came after a meeting between the Cabinet Chief, Santiago Cafiero, and the new Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti.

The list includes a number of prominent figures such as former President Eduardo Duhalde and his wife, Hilda Gonzalez and their children, a number of trade unionists, ministers and secretaries.

Likewise Carlos Zannini, currently the Treasury Attorney, and one of the most trusted men of ex president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. He completed the presidential ticket for the 2015 presidential election with Daniel Sciloli, and is believed to be the brains and legal counselor of Cristina Kirchner.

They reportedly received the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V ahead of the official schedule.

Argentina has been prioritizing the administering of vaccines to frontline medical professionals in the battle against the virus and has started vaccinating older age groups.

According to local reports, former Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia set up exclusive ‘VIP’ vaccine access to the benefit of a few “pals” and political comrades.

On Feb. 19, the scandal was uncovered after the public confession of Argentine journalist Horacio Verbitsky, who confirmed he had received the Russian vaccine after speaking to his “old friend” Gonzalez Garcia.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez then asked Gonzalez Garcia to resign after it was reported that he offered “VIP vaccination” access to the coronavirus vaccine to the journalist, who did not have to register online, unlike other citizens must do in the country.

On Saturday, Vizzotti replaced the minister.

Following the scandal, local reports say the president instructed Cafiero and Vizzotti to release the list of those who had received preferential vaccine treatment.

Argentina, with a population of over 45 million, has registered more than 2 million coronavirus infections and over 51,000 deaths, according to data from US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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  • imoyaro

    It looks like a list of the usual suspects, and of course their secretaries, friends and family ; Fernandez, La Asesina, Zannini, Kicillof, Coqui, Scioli, Duhalde, Moyano, and Estela de Carlottto, to name a few...

    https://www.lanacion.com.ar/politica/escandalo-crisis-que-se-sabe-ahora-vacunas-nid2609133

    Feb 23rd, 2021 - 02:24 pm +1
  • MarkWhelan

    imoyaro Yes the list does make interresting reading. Especially for one who is still “wet behind the ears” when it comes to South American politics.

    Feb 24th, 2021 - 01:06 pm +1
  • MarkWhelan

    It would be nice if MercoPress showed us a link to the list.
    Maybe they did not get a copy of the list.

    Feb 23rd, 2021 - 12:53 pm 0
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