Journalist Horacio Verbitsky apologized for the « exercise of a privilege », alluding to having been vaccinated against coronavirus in the Ministry of Health, a fact that he defined as a « serious error », and expressed his regret.
«I assume without excuses the part that falls to me and I accept all the criticisms received, as well as I thank the many communications of solidarity and affection. If I did it and, above all, if I later told it without anyone asking me, it is because I did not notice that it was something wrong, the exercise of a privilege ”, he wrote on the website El Rohete a la Luna.
In this way, the journalist made public his explanations about the fact that led to the departure of the Ministry of Health from Ginés González García and its replacement by Carla vizzotti, who formally assumed on Saturday at the head of the portfolio.
«I owe explanations to all the readers of the Rocket and to those who have followed my work and my militancy for a long time. My vaccination at the Ministry of Health was a serious mistake, which I regret, and for which I apologize, ”said Verbitsky.
In addition, the also head of the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) remarked:
« There will be those who doubt, because over so many years a stereotype has been structured about me that excludes naive or simply stupid acts. It is presumed that I always act rationally and hidden motivations are sought, which in this case have reached delirious extremes, such as that it was a birthday present to Cristina, so that the government would get rid of Ginés.
Verbitsky explained that,
« Alarmed at the ninth contagion in my family, which ranged from septuagenarians to one-year-old babies, and with a fatal victim after weeks of suffering, » he asked the now former minister if
It « corresponded » that he applied it and noted:
«He told me yes and that I should do it at the Posadas Hospital, one of the three nationals, which depends on the Ministry. Days later I got my turn ». However, he said
« Hours before, from the private secretary of the minister » they told him that
« A traveling team from the hospital would do it in the Ministry itself. »
« I should not have consented, » accepted Verbitsky, who judged that
« Nothing » justifies their actions and even,
« On the contrary, it weakens » his
« Demand for equal treatment and special care for the most vulnerable. »
«The most decent thing I can think of is to admit it and ask for forgiveness. The only consolation is to see how many worthy and pure people surround us and we had not realized it, « he concluded.