Mexico’s use of Chinese and Russian vaccines will harm border communities, security expert warns
by: Salvador Rivera
SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Recently Mexico announced it was turning to China and Russia for its COVID-19 vaccines in spite of many unknowns surrounding their efficacy.
Mexico is buying at least 12 million doses from Chinese companies, a number that could increase to 20 million.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexico has vaccinated about 4.7 million of its residents, a small number compared to its 126 million population.
Mexican officials have said they have purchased 34 million doses from Pfizer, but most of the shots have yet to be delivered.
With growing pressure due to upcoming elections in June, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) is turning elsewhere for the vaccines, border security consultant Nelson Balido said.
“AMLO is under extreme pressure to try and get whatever he can to the population,” Balido said. “I’d really think twice before I’d inject anything that hasn’t been properly tested and vetted.”
Balido, who is based in Texas, says Mexico has been dragging its feet since the pandemic started and is now trying to catch up.
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