Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

Panamá solicitó a Rusia 3 millones de dosis de vacuna Sputnik V contra COVID-19

Minsa and Russian Investment Fund hold negotiations on the supply of Sputnik V vaccine

The Embassy of Russia in Panama announced this Saturday that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and the Russian Fund for Direct Investment are holding negotiations regarding the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.
The announcement details that these negotiations are being held by both countries directly through a virtual format.

On February 4, it was announced that the Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Francisco Sucre, had addressed a note to the head of the Direct Investment Fund of Russia Kirill Dmitriev, in which he made the request for 3 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine, with the aim of immunizing 1.5 million people against the coronavirus (two doses per person), and they hope to receive it in March 2021.

In the note Sucre indicated that "the Government of Panama, through the Directorate of Pharmacies and Drugs, is ready to issue the authorization for the emergency use of the Sputnik V vaccine.

MHogan 13 days ago
Sputnik V vaccine, according to Reuters “ (Reuters) - A one-dose course of Russia's Sputnik vaccine against COVID-19 will have an efficacy rate of 73-85%, the head of the country's sovereign wealth fund told Reuters on Thursday” appears NOT to be a 2-dose proposition. If that is the case, why is Panama negotiating for more doses than it can use for those willing to take this vaccine? And how much faith can be given in a locally-designated “emergency use authorization?” Pardon if I don’t have a warm and fuzzy feeling — could be based in part on misrepresenting two doses needed.


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