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Mexico Approves Use of Second Cuban-Made Covid Vaccine

By MELISSA T. CASTRO Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), announced late Saturday, Nov. 19, that the Cuban-made Soberana vaccine has been approved for nationwide use against covid-19. The Soberana vaccine, uses a conjugate of the receptor-binding “S” protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus recombined with a tetanus toxoid. Mexican Undersecretary of Public Health Hugo López-Gatell had

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Birmex Admits Failure to Distribute Meds in Mexico

By MARK LORENZANA Even as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) confidently claimed that in 2023 Mexico is “going to have a first-rate health system, one of the best in the world, universal for all” on the morning of Monday, Aug. 22, during his daily morning press conference, state-run drug distributor Biological and Reagent Laboratories of Mexico (Birmex) admitted

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Canada Donates 3.1 Million Covid Vaccines to Mexico

PULSE NEWS MEXICO The government of Canada donated 3.1 million dosages of Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccines to Mexico on Thursday, July 28, to be administered to minors. The vaccines, which were delivered early Thursday morning via a Federal Express (Fedex) airplane, were received by Mexican authorities at the Toluca International Airport arriving from Memphis, Tennessee. They were the first arrivals in

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Mexican Navy Now Oversees Medications, All Medical Permits

PULSE NEWS MEXICO In yet another step toward the full militarization of the country (the Army and National Guard are already overseeing more than 30 activities that were, just three years ago, considered the sole domain of civil authorities), Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced on Tuesday, June 7, that the country’s Navy (Semar) has now taken full

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Mexico Registers Steady Decline in Covid Cases over Four Straight Months

XINHUA Due in large part to a government national vaccination campaign, while the incidence of covid-19 cases in the United States has tripled over the last two weeks, in Mexico they have been on the decline for the last four months, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday, May 17. While there have been some “slight variations”

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AMLO to Import Infant Covid Vaccines, Hire Doctors from Cuba

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced Monday, May 9, that he had signed an agreement with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel the day before in Havana to import Cuban medications — including infant vaccines against the covid-19 virus — and to hire 800 Cuban doctors. During his daily press conference at the National

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