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Argentina’s slow Covid-19 vaccination pressures government amid economic crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina is suffering a severe economic crisis. But the highly inflamed political debate revolves around something even more urgent: the shortage of vaccines against Covid-19. And particularly Pfizer's, which for the time being has not reached the country.

"Control your obsession with the Pfizer vaccine," Health Minister Carla Vizzotti urged after information began to spread (later denied) that the Buenos Aires government had refused to allow the Covax solidarity fund to supply doses of the North American vaccine. One thing seems clear: Argentina erred on the side of optimism and made serious mistakes in . . .

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