With 12 million doses of Sinopharm, 20 million doses of Kexing, and 4 million doses of Cansino, Mexico said, “I want them all.” In contrast, Mexico has only 5 million doses of vaccines obtained from other sources.
Judging by the Reuters report, the reason was precisely because the United States refused a request to share the vaccine from neighboring countries that were Mexico, hard hit by the epidemic, determined to seek refuge in China.
Mexican Foreign Minister Ebrard announced on the ninth of this month that the government signed a contract to purchase 12 million doses of Sinopharma vaccine and increase the purchase of Coxing vaccine from 10 million doses to 20 million doses. If at least 4 million doses of Cansino vaccine were added, this amount would be sufficient to dwarf the 5 million doses of vaccine obtained from other sources.
But behind the massive vaccine purchases is the dangerous situation fighting the epidemic in Mexico. According to data from the Mexican Ministry of Health, as of March 8, Mexico has newly confirmed 1,877 cases, with a total of 2,130,477 confirmed cases, ranking 13th in the world; With 319 new deaths and a cumulative total of 190,923 deaths, it is ranked third in the world, second only to the United States and Brazil.