In an unusual register – closer to the campaign than to the management – Fernán Quirós, the city’s Health Minister, assured that Axel Kicillof “has a paternalistic and inappropriate style for the time ”when referring to the ways in which the Buenos Aires governor addresses communication in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
In dialogue with the signal TN, the head of the Buenos Aires health portfolio added that the Kirchner governor’s speech “it is not appropriate for the management of a pandemic where people are suffering so much ”.
“It is a style more paternalistic, more top-down, of order, leadership and command and I believe that pandemics they need the opposite. Empathy, transparency, explanation and, above all, being able to understand what is happening to the community and accompany it, ”Quirós insisted.
Asked about the initiative to implement a health passport to enter businesses in the province of Buenos Aires, the City Minister replied that “in general it is recommended and is being applied in Europe as a stimulus for those who are in doubt whether to get vaccinated or not, have some benefit from inoculating”.
In that sense, he added: “Still this is not the time in Argentina to discuss this issue because we have not yet offered it to all citizens and we have not been able to vaccinate everyone with two doses, so that when we get to that moment, it will be plausible to debate it, see the European experience and define, but at this moment it’s a bit early”.
Quirós said that a pandemic requires empathy rather than Kicillof’s “verticalism”
On the other hand, he referred to his impression of the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in Argentina and assured that it is not something that he can determine, but yes there will be “a significant change” when he enters 40 and 60 percent of the population has been vaccinated with both doses.
He also added that the exit “from the coldest periods” which “leads everyone to closed, small and poorly ventilated places” will also be of utmost importance. “By the time we achieve those two goals, which are a couple of months away, the situation will not be resolved, but it will be very different”.
“Then,” he added, “we will have next year as a transition year, as a way out of this problem ”.
Quirós’s words contrasted with those of President Alberto Fernández and the Minister of National Health, Carla Vizzotti, who assured that the end of the pandemic “is just a few meters away.” The Buenos Aires official asked “prudence with the estimates”.
“You have to have some prudence with the estimates of what will come ahead, especially because of what is happening in Europe,” he said while reiterating that Argentina has ahead a third wave, which will be “many infections and few deaths”, a scenario that projects if it is possible to vaccinate 60 percent of the population with full applications.
Quirós, furious with the VAR
Ninth of ten brothers, Quirós got into a topic of the day: the elimination of Boca from the Copa Libertadores, at the hands of Atlético Mineiro.
“We have some problems with the VAR”joked the minister, who said that he is the only fan from the La Ribera club in his family by a neighbor that convinced him.
“The other fans were too big to regret it,” he added with a laugh, recalling the anecdote from when he was “4 or 6 years old” and was co-opted by the man next door.
Regarding the match that took Miguel Ángel Russo’s team out of the continental competition, Quirós said that he would have liked the rival to eliminate him by playing better.
The Xeneize, out of the Cup for penalties in a series signed by the VAR – PHOTO EFE
Who never seems to get angry, except footballSince he has “that component of so intense passion somehow surpasses the reason and intellectual capacity to limit our expressions, it happens to me and my children. It is enough familiar the problem“, Hill.