Hugo López-Gatell clarified that although the pharmaceutical company Janssen already has the approval to carry out its phase 3 clinical trial in Mexico, there is still no purchase commitment.
Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that Mexico made a “pre-purchase” with an initial deposit to acquire 51 million vaccines against coronavirus, through the mechanism of Global Access to vaccines against Covid-19, called COVAX, which promotes the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations.
However, he added, these doses are insufficient for the country, so there is the financial capacity to acquire a greater number with three other “pre-purchase” options, which were negotiated -separately- with the laboratories Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca and CanSino-Biologics.
He clarified that although the pharmaceutical company Janssen already has the approval to carry out its phase 3 clinical trial in Mexico, there is still no purchase commitment.
“The pre-purchase commitments were signed a couple of weeks ago. These pre-purchase commitments, what they allow is to guarantee access. They are not yet contracts, they are commitments that help the Government of Mexico to have timely and facilitated access.
“In all cases, both in the COVAX mechanism and in these three laboratories, it is a non-negotiable matter that if the vaccines do not demonstrate safety, quality and efficacy, they cannot be bought or used in our country,” he explained.
Deaths from Covid exceed 93 thousand
Five months after the new normal, in Mexico, deaths from Covid-19 rose to 93,328 due to the report of 635 new deaths.
In addition, there are 541 suspicious deaths with the possibility of a result, 10,593 from which a sample was not taken and 4,274 deaths that will not have a result.
There are 943 thousand 630 confirmed cases of coronavirus, due to the record of 5 thousand 225 new infections.
With regard to suspected cases, there are 185 thousand 701 without a sample; 62 thousand 458 with possibility of result and 108 thousand 132 that will not have it.
The estimated active cases are 45,512 and 697,402, people who have recovered from the disease.
Hospital occupancy, as of November 3, was 12,435 occupied beds, which is equivalent to 31 percent. In general beds, the occupancy was 33 percent and in beds with a fan, 26 percent.
Covid-19 in Health personnel
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of 1,884 Health workers with the report of 140,196 confirmed accumulated cases, where 61 percent are women.
While 3 thousand 362 are health professionals who have fallen ill in the last 15 days.
The most affected areas are, in the first place, nursing with 41 percent of the cases. In second place, “other health workers” with 29 percent.
It is followed by male and female doctors with 26 percent. In fourth place, the laboratories with 2 percent and dentists, in the last place with one percent.
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