Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), asked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) send experts to Switzerland to explain the process for granting emergency use to vaccines against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ethiopian immunologist Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded from Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters of the WHO, to sayings of AMLO, which invited to approve the emergency use of vaccines like Sputnik V, “without acting with ideology” before a Russian brand in an organization dominated by the United States.
“I want to assure His Excellency, the President, that we work on data, evidence and principles and nothing else. Final recommendations come from fully trained and experienced experts. We always rely on evidence and science“.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO answers AMLO
- The United Nations (UN) released the response of the director general of the WHO at the request of AMLO about approve vaccines
The boss of the WHO assured the president AMLO that decisions about the approval of vaccines They are based on “data, evidence, principles and nothing else”, and the final recommendations come from experts. At a press conference, the Ethiopian specialist commented:
“This is the first time I have heard that (AMLO) has concerns. If you are interested, you can send experts to see how (we approve vaccines). Rather than the president (of Mexico) raising issues without any contact with our experts, it is better to let the experts argue. And as I offered before, you can send your experts “.
AMLO and the vaccines
On October 13, the president AMLO explained that he will ask the WHO that authorizes for emergency use to vaccines COVID-19 that have not yet received their endorsement, but that have already saved lives around the world. In his morning press conference that day, he commented:
“That already the WHO hurry because it takes a long time (with paperwork), and there are vaccines without their authorization (but) they have been applied and have saved lives; there is no report that they have caused harm. All vaccines that WHO approve, they must have the approval of the United States “. AMLO.