Spain sells 100,000 doses to New Zealand and ends up in Fiji
Condemning the subsequent publications of Vozpopuli Lack of transparency in vaccine donation and sales done by Spain to third countries, Minister of Health, Carolina Dariushandjob it has been recognized The first dose has been sold. He has done so in his presence health commission Congress of Deputies: “In addition to the COVAX mechanism, there have been bilateral donations or transfers of vaccines, when i say assignment i mean sales“.
It has been publicly stated later to point out that 100,000 doses were “transferred” (sold) to the Fiji Islands. However, the minister dropped it, in fact, those 100,000 AstraZeneca vaccines were sold to New Zealand, Not directly to the Fiji islands. In other words, it was the New Zealand government that paid for the vaccines which were later transferred from their surplus stock by the Spanish government. Fiji Islands.
Huh 100,000 vaccines arrived in Fiji on 5 August, same day as Health Ministry issued press release where he announced the “delivery of the first donation of vaccine” Peruhandjob Guatemalahandjob Paraguay And Nicaragua Through the COVAX mechanism”.
That statement details the volume and destination of the first shipment of vaccines by Spain through the COVAX solidarity mechanism established by the United Nations (UN), but No reference was made to hundreds of thousands of vaccines that is spain sold through bilateral agreements.
The Minister of Health also, in his participation in the Health Commission, confirmed the news that Vojpopuli had moved on, The sale of 140,000 vaccines by the Spanish government to Paraguay. However, yes, the minister did not give the exact figures. overall they are 240,000 vaccines sold by the Spanish government to third countries, But Daryas has told that Sales will reach one million doses.
resale of vaccines
The government has not made public the contracts by which it sells these 240,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to other countries, a very different practice from, for example, Andorra. Sell 30,000 vaccines to Andorra Not only was it publicly announced by the Ministry of Health, but it was published in agreement for State official newspaper.
In addition, these doses were publicly reported in the Vaccine Report that Health updates Monday through Friday. Nothing to do with what happened with the sale of these supplements have been secret and remain unspecified.
Donations outside report
The Spanish government has promised to donate 22.5 million vaccines via COVAX. Overall, the Health Minister assured that Donation of 5.6 million vaccines. These figures are not reflected in the ministry’s vaccination reports, nor are they detailed in public communications.
So far, the Spanish government has given only one public account regarding donations from the first shipment. 101,760 doses to Peruhandjob 253,440 vaccines to Paraguayhandjob 201,600 to Guatemala And 97,920 in Nicaragua. Total, 654,720 AstraZeneca Vaccines Directed to Latin America.
unknown bilateral donation
As with the sale and donation of vaccines, Health has not given details of bilateral donation agreements it has made with third countries. one of them, signed with Argentina, we found out after the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, notify the arrival of 400,000 Spanish doses on your Twitter account.
During his appearance at the Health Commission, Darius announced that a bilateral agreement has also been established with these characteristics Honduras, but without specifying how many he has received.
So far, all sales and donations of vaccines come from the AstraZeneca brand, whose use in Spain is restricted to populations between the ages of 60 and 70. Daria explained that this is because it is the first pharmaceutical company to sign these contracts, but they will be signed with other companies in the future as well.
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