At the G20 Virtual Summit of Leaders, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed to the heads of state that vaccines, medical care and medicines against COVID-19 should be free and of universal access, according to El Heraldo de México.
“Health is a fundamental human right that the State must guarantee, leaving aside the profit motive, medical care, vaccines and medicines must be free and universally applicable, as established by the Mexican resolution approved at the UN, almost unanimously, with 179 countries in favor, “he said.
In his message, the Mexican president said that to face the health and economic crisis, the rescue must be done from the bottom up, paying attention to those who need it most.
“The economic rescue must be done from the bottom up, first helping the poor, and not focusing government actions only on allocating public funds to bankrupt companies or financial institutions, not converting private debts into public debt, avoiding indebtedness, and less if it is for the benefit of a few and at the expense of the suffering of many and of the new generations ”, he said.
López Obrador spoke out in favor of promoting healthy eating, physical exercise and sports to prevent diseases that increase the risk of diseases.
He asked “to trust more in the responsibility of the people, guarantee freedom in all circumstances and abandon the temptation to impose authoritarian measures such as excessive confinement, a curfew, nothing by force, all for conviction and reason.” (THE HERALD OF MEXICO)