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I am quoting myself here because I do not understand why anyone (cafemediterraneo) would award me a SAD thingy for this post. This same person planted 2 more SADS, 3 LIKES and a CONFUSED just on this

Up in Seattle according to my GP,  those of us in group 2 (those 75 and above) should be getting our first vaccine shot sometime in late Jan or early Feb. The Doctors and medical staff are getting the

No time for us to be complicated .Regardless of what we hear or are  fed, it seems that from other reliable sources it would seem that Mexico is having real problems with high infections and deaths an

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On 12/30/2020 at 2:40 PM, MtnMama said:

Some good news from AstraZenaca. They have been approved for emergency use in the UK. The Carlos Slim Foundation has contracted with AZ to provide vaccine and have the vaccine packaged in Mexico and distributed in Latin America. The AZ vaccine only requires normal refrigeration, making it much more practical for many countries.

Good news here in Mexico where cold refrigeration can be hard to come by.

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12 minutes ago, cedros said:

Good news here in Mexico where cold refrigeration can be hard to come by.

Lasts 5 days without refrigeration. They use dry ice when transporting it. Lots of dry ice in Mexico.

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Mexico has now approved the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/world/mexico-oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine.html

Mexico approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Monday, the country’s top epidemiologist, Hugo López-Gatell, announced in a tweet on Monday evening. It is the fourth country to approve the vaccine.

Mexico’s foreign secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, had previously said the approval was “imminent.”

Mr. Ebrard celebrated the approval on Monday evening as “very good news,” tweeting that it would allow the country to start production “very soon.” AstraZeneca said in August it would work with the Mexican and Argentine governments to produce 150 million initial doses for distribution across Latin America, and later produce at least 400 million doses for the region.

Last week, Britain became the first country to grant emergency approval for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Argentina soon followed suit. India on Sunday said it had also approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca shot is poised to become the world’s dominant form of inoculation. At $3 to $4 a dose, it is a fraction of the cost of some other vaccines.

And it can be shipped and stored in normal refrigerators for six months, rather than in the ultracold freezers required by the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, making it easier to administer in poorer and harder-to-reach areas.

Mr. López-Gatell said he had incorrectly reported that a single-dose vaccine that had undergone phase three trials in Mexico by Chinese-Canadian firm CanSino was approved, according to The Associated Press.

The United States and the European Union have indicated that they are unlikely to authorize the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine until at least February.

When given in two full-strength doses, the regimen authorized by Britain, AstraZeneca’s vaccine showed 62 percent efficacy in clinical trials — considerably lower than the roughly 95 percent efficacy achieved by Pfizer and Moderna’s shots. No one who received the vaccine in the clinical trials developed severe Covid-19 or was hospitalized.

Much of the world is looking to AstraZeneca in part because it has set more ambitious manufacturing targets than other Western vaccine makers. It has said that it expects to make up to three billion doses this year — a haul that, at two doses per person, would be enough to inoculate nearly one in five people worldwide. The company has pledged to make the vaccine available at cost around the world until at least July 2021, and in poorer countries into perpetuity.

Mexico has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world, according to a New York Times database, and the 13th-highest number of coronavirus cases.

The country has reported nearly 1.5 million infections, and 127,213 Mexicans have died of the virus.

But Mexico’s transparency with the severity of the virus in the country has been spotty. Last month, federal officials told the public that the number of cases in the capital, Mexico City, had not reached a level requiring — per its own standards — a lockdown. A New York Times analysis using the government’s own official numbers found that the city had surpassed that level.

In the spring, The Times reported that the federal government was not reporting hundreds and potentially thousands of coronavirus deaths in the capital.

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Hmmmm....looks like AMLO is designating the CanSino vaccine from China for the elderly.  And he will start with rural areas, the vaccinate the elderly in larger towns and then cities.  

https://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-president-sets-vaccination-plan-184953205.html

Tue, January 5, 2021, 12:49 PM CST

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday set out plans to vaccinate the country's population and said the government hoped to inoculate the country's elderly by the end of March.

Vaccinating all "senior citizens" by the end of March would be a huge logistical challenge in a nation of 127 million people with shoddy medical services in vast rural areas.

"We are going to start at the bottom, where the most marginalized people live," Lopez Obrador told his daily morning news conference.

Lopez Obrador said the plan to vaccinate older adults in remote areas will rely on vaccines from Chinese company CanSino Biologics, in part because it requires a single shot and is easy to store. Pfizer's vaccine needs to be kept in special ultra-cold freezers.

Mexico has sought to order 35 million CanSino vaccines, with about 8 million arriving by March, officials say, though Mexico's regulator has yet to approve its use.

Mexico's vaccination drive would be carried out in 10,000 community centres serving small and remote towns and focusing on adults above 60 years of age. Medium sized towns and large cities would follow, Lopez Obrador said.

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Seems AMLO is targeting care givers and the most vulnerable first.  Good strategy unless this stuff doesn't work as advertised.  We are going to wait and watch for a few months.  Not going anywhere soon and this community has done a good job in minimizing covid IMO.

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Posted at Alfaro's FB page 7 hours ago.  

Enrique Alfaro Ramírez 

Quiero informar a las y los jaliscienses que finalmente el Gobierno de la república dio a conocer la programación tentativa de la primera fase de vacunas contra el #COVID19.

Serán tres entregas para Jalisco: 32,175 dosis del 12 al 18 de enero, 26,325 del 19 al 25 de enero y 23,400 del 26 de enero al 1 de febrero.

Esta fase será para cubrir al personal de salud de instituciones públicas y privadas, empezando por quienes atienden a pacientes con #COVID19 y luego al resto del personal médico. Nosotros seguiremos insistiendo en incluir a las maestras y los maestros como prioridad para poder avanzar en el esfuerzo de regresar a clases presenciales.

Es evidente que este es apenas un primer paso. El esfuerzo que tendrá que hacerse para vacunar a toda la población es todavía enorme. Estaremos atentos a la programación que se haga para las siguientes fases.

Confiamos en que los compromisos establecidos con Jalisco en el Plan Nacional de Vacunación se cumplan en tiempo y forma.

El Gobierno de Jalisco refrenda su compromiso de coordinarse con el Gobierno de la república y de apoyar en todo lo necesario para enfrentar este reto en materia de salud pública.

I want to inform the Jaliscienses that finally the Government of the Republic announced the tentative programming of the first phase of vaccines against #COVID

There will be three deliveries for Jalisco: 32,175 dose from 12 to 18 January, 26,325 from 19 to 25 January and 23,400 from 26 January to 1 February 

This phase will be to cover health personnel in public and private institutions, starting with those who care for #COVIDquire 9 patients and then the rest of the medical staff. We will continue to insist on including teachers and teachers as a priority in order to advance the effort to return to in-person classes.

Clearly this is just a first step. The effort that will have to be made to vaccinate the entire population is still enormous. We will keep an eye out for scheduling to be done for the next phases.

We are confident that the commitments set out to Jalisco in the National Vaccination Plan will be met in time and form.

The Government of Jalisco reaffirms its commitment to coordinate with the Government of the Republic and to support everything necessary to meet this public health challenge.

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