Argentine leftist group protests AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine maker amid delays
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine far-left workers group protested on Monday outside local vaccine market mAbxience, which is producing the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug for the region, criticizing delays to doses being available in the country.
Around 50-100 people, organized by the Workers’ Left Front-Unity alliance, protested with banners reading “vaccines for all” outside the plant in the Garín neighborhood of Buenos Aires, which is making the vaccine’s active ingredient.
Argentina’s vaccine rollout has been mired by delays, raising tensions over access to inoculations which resulted in the resignation of the health minister in February over a “VIP vaccine” scandal. The country now faces a potential third wave of coronavirus cases.