The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said this Sunday that he will be vaccinated “next week” against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes covid-19, a disease that has caused the death of more than 1,340 people in the Caribbean country.
“I’m going to put it on next week,” said Maduro, without offering further details, during the balance he presents each week on the development of the pandemic in Venezuela.
The president made the announcement while indicating that most coronavirus vaccines offer “100% immunity”, but do not prevent those immunized from being carriers of SARS-CoV-2 and infecting those who have not been vaccinated.
“The virus is out there, the virus enters you and it does not make you sick (if you are vaccinated), but you take it and you arrive at a place and you start talking and you hit the virus to the one who is not vaccinated, to the one who is not vaccinated. it has immunity,” he asserted.
It is estimated that the ruler will receive one of the 100,000 doses of the Russian formula Sputnik V that arrived in the country two weeks ago and with which an immunization plan was started that, in its first stage, cares for health personnel.
The Venezuelan government has said that after the doctors and nurses, the officials of the security forces will be immunized.
This Sunday, Maduro said that his government will make “a great effort” to immunize the country’s teachers and professors during March, in view of the return to classes in person scheduled for next April.
Maduro also said today that he foresees that biosecurity measures, such as the use of masks, social distancing and the use of alcohol-based gels, will be prolonged for a time after the so-called “herd immunity” has been achieved, which implies the vaccination of 70% of the population.
“This disease will only subside when the vaccine is perfected and the vaccine carrier does not infect others,” he said.
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