Maya Kolodenko, Vera Voscanyan, Milena Malamas, Martin Guzmán, Sergio Choudos and Pablo Salinas
The publication of the list of officials and close associates of the national government who received the Coronavirus vaccine at Posadas Hospital included several members of the team of Martin Guzman, Minister of Economy. As in the case of the minister himself, almost all of them are under the age of forty, which has heightened criticism for their vaccination outside the existing mechanisms, in addition to not integrating any of the at-risk groups..
Guzmán, 38, and his team received their first dose of Sputnik V on January 29 in Palacio de Hacienda. None of them have approved the second dose yet. Before the “political bomb” detonated by the journalist Horacio Verbitzky, admitting that he had received the vaccine through a parallel circle of “Friends of Power”, no vaccinations had been reported publicly. Less than they received Sputnik the fifth with Posadas hospital employees specifically responsible for that operation.
Social networks were a billboard to criticize officials under the age of 40 who could be prioritized for receiving the vaccine. Both the secrecy with which the distribution was administered, as well as the lack of scientific evidence supporting the need to apply those doses requested by medical staff, teachers, the elderly and patients with common diseases, among others.
The youth concerned are:
Pablo Javier Salinas (38 years old): He is an advisor, but he is Guzmán’s private secretary. He is a political scientist. One of the minister’s most trusted men, he usually integrates official duties. He is currently in Mexico, where Guzmán is a member of the delegation accompanying President Alberto Fernández.
Vera Voscanian (32 years old): She is the Communications Coordinator at the Palacio de Hacienda; Previously he worked as a community manager at the Ministry of Production. He is in Mexico with Guzmán. She also introduced herself on her social media sites as a “dancer” before the scandal broke out.
Maya Kolodenko (38 years old): She is responsible for international affairs in the Ministry of Economy. Take Guzmán on international tours. She was the only one not vaccinated in the ministry. Since he didn’t go to work on January 29th, he went to Posadas Hospital and got vaccinated there.
Melina Malamas (32 years old): She is the Chief of Staff of Guzmán and another trusted official. He is also in Mexico as part of the presidential tour.
In the list, it also appears Sergio Choudos, 51 years oldHe is the representative of the southern cone on the IMF’s board of directors. Participation in the Minister’s international tours. He travels regularly between Washington and Buenos Aires. He will accompany Guzmán in Washington in March to continue negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.
In the face of a wave of criticism from various sectors for considering that these officials have agreed to a privilege while millions of Argentines live in a state of uncertainty about not knowing when their vaccine will arrive, near Guzmán, and they indicated that the minister is a “strategic responsible at the international level” for the agenda that he deals with And because of the dimensions of the decisions he makes, whose function is crucial to the functioning of the state. “
Negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and the Paris Club will, as it was known, lead to a series of official trips to the United States, Asia and Europe. however, It is not known what was the decision that allowed these officials to vaccinate and not others, that is, who made this list at a time when there is a strict protocol for allocating vaccines between different social groups.
Given the evidence that these officials should not receive vaccinations either because of their age or due to their health conditions, they confirmed from the Ministry of Economy that The decision to vaccinate this group of officials, outside the priority scheme published by the government, was recommended “by the medical team of the Presidency and Health.” The argument presented was that both Guzmán and his comrades on official missions “should be vaccinated to avoid logistical difficulties” if someone was injured.
“If any of the escorts result positively while in another country, the minister and all of those who make up the team will be dismissed by close contact. They explained in Palacio de Hacienda that this would delay the time and make it impossible for the minister to return to the country at the estimated times.
This argument was defended by the new Minister of Health, Carla Visotti Who took office instead of Genius Gonzalez Garcia, Who was forced to resign due to the VIP vaccination scandal. He said, “The Minister of Economy carries out basic strategic work for the functioning of the state, although it has nothing to do with the health system. If he or anyone in his team falls ill, this will have a direct impact on the country.” Physiotype.
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