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The new government is experiencing a vaccines shortage – Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL

Vaccine shortage

29/01/2019
10:56
Mexico City
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Vaccine shortage
The shortage of MMR vaccines, which protects you against illnesses such as measles got the authorities from the Health Ministry in trouble. The acquisition of this vaccine wasn't part of the transition period and therefore, it's not available for the population. The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion is worried after it was announced that 35 children in Washington have measles. The Health Minister, led by Jorge Carlos Alcocer is hoping that there isn't an epidemic and are doing everything to acquire the vaccines.

Take it easy
Octavio Romero Oropeza wasn't happy about his visit to the lower chamber. We've been told that the head of Pemex was overwhelmed by the format of the working table he was invited to talk about the strategy to fight fuel theft. During the meeting, Romero claimed that “they speak so fast and ask so many questions” and that it was hard for him to write down everything the legislators asked him. “In the case of legislator Sauri, when I was writing down the first one, she was already asking the third (question),” he said. He even added that the format should be more friendly so that he can answer all the questions.

The PRD is slimmer by the day
During the ordinary period in February, the PRD will be very slim in San Lázaro and blocked by Morena's majority in the Senate. Their parliamentary groups were quite diminished yesterday.

No punishments at the PRD
We've been told that it was a lie that the PRD legislators that voted in favor of the National Guard would be punished. On January 20, the PRD said it would sanction the rebels who violated their principles, their program, and rules. But yesterday, some of them were seen quite at peace. Everything indicates that the PRD isn't being too harsh and is protecting its legislators, as a disagreement could cause an exodus, as its parliamentary groups are too tiny.

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