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Vizcarra asks Peru’s Congress not to use vaccine scandal to get him out of politics

The former president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra (2018-2020), asked Congress on Friday not to take advantage of the investigations it carries out on his participation in the scandal of Vaccinesecret meetings to « eliminate a political contender » in the general elections next April.

« Do not take advantage of the circumstances, we are in a democratic electoral process where at the polls it is the population who must determine their next authorities; they do not want to take advantage of the circumstances to eliminate a political contender who is uncomfortable because they always act firmly « said the former head of state in a video broadcast on his social networks.

Vizcarra is one of those involved in a scandal involving senior officials who took advantage of their positions to inoculate themselves with doses of the Vaccine from the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm, intended for clinical trials carried out in the country since September last year.

As confirmed by the authorities, the former president was vaccinated against Covid-19 in October 2020 with his wife and older brother, when he was still the top leadership of Peru.

For this offense, an investigation was opened to Vizcarra in Congress, which is considering disabling him from public service for up to ten years.

The ex-president insisted on his innocence claiming that the doses that were inoculated were « experimental » and cannot be considered « Vaccines « because at the time they were applied their effectiveness was not proven.

To date, Peru registers 44,489 deaths from the respiratory disease and 1,261,804 infected.

Source: Sputnik

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