With 8,753,363 vaccinated with the first dose of any of the coronavirus vaccines, 50,891 deaths in Buenos Aires territory and 4,737 daily cases according to the part of Tuesday, July 20, the Vice Minister of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires, Nicolás Kreplak anticipated what will the third wave of covid-19 be like.
Daniel Gollán’s second qualified as “very likely” that there is a new outbreak of the pandemic in the country due to the entry of the Delta variant, but he estimated it may be as it happened in the United Kingdom, where “there were many cases but of little gravity” depending on the progress of the vaccination campaign.
“In case we have a third wave, something that is very likely because it has happened in many parts of the world, we believe that it may have the characteristics that are being seen in places like the United Kingdom, where there were many infections but little severity most of people are vaccinated, “said Kreplak this Wednesday in dialogue with the” Always is today “program of AM 530.
He also highlighted as key “to avoid that the Delta variant is of community circulation” as long as possible, “so that when it arrives let’s have everyone who can be vaccinated“And in that sense, he pointed out that” for that to happen, “now” a very important game is being played, which is to take great care of the country’s borders. “
Component II of Sputnik V
On the other hand, Kreplak was asked about the delay in the arrival and application of the second dose of Sputnik V. The vice minister indicated that between Tuesday and Wednesday they vaccinated “270 thousand people” with the second component of Sputnik V in the province of Buenos Aires.
“As they arrive we are applying them. Until now we have vaccinated people who had been vaccinated until the end of March, it is true that sand they were three months old of those who received the first dose in early April and we still don’t have those vaccines. We are waiting for the necessary steps, “Kreplak acknowledged.
And he added: “About a million of the second component of Sputnik V have been manufactured in the plant that (the laboratory) Richmond has in the Province of Buenos Aires, which they sent to validate and the return of this validation work is still pending,” which performs the Gamaleya laboratory in Russia.
“In any case, these single-dose vaccines are far more effective than other two-dose vaccines,” Kreplak said of the first component of Sputnik V and AstraZeneca, noting that he has not taken a vacation since 2018.
With information from Télam