The South American Public Database lists each person’s name, vaccination location, vaccine type, and number of doses so citizens can see if anyone has crossed the line.
One of the countries with the highest mortality rate of Covid-19, which is loaded with low-cost coconaviruses, is taking a new approach to combating vaccine corruption by publishing the names of everyone who shoots.
For those who want to know if a friend, neighbor or member of Paraguay’s political elite is vaccinated, there are only a few clicks left on the Ministry of Health website. The public database lists the person’s name, location of the vaccine, type of vaccine, number of doses. Scroll down to see that former President Fernando Lugo delivered his first blow to Sputnik V on May 19, Famous Paraguayan comedian Carlitos Vera received a covaxine blow.
“It is a tool of citizen control,” said Deputy Health Minister Lida Sosa in an interview. “There were people who looked at the list and informed those who had been vaccinated who were not eligible.”
Paraguay’s detection rate is prohibited in many countries that have stricter health care laws. But enough to shoot 7% of the population completely with a culture of deep-rooted corruption. Paraguay is Transparency International’s second worst performer in South America in 2020. In the Corruption Perception Index. the line. The so-called VIP vaccination scandals, involving high-ranking government officials, politicians who used their influence to secretly shoot, have spread around Argentina, Peru, Lebanon, Spain and the Philippines.
People vaccinated in Paraguay may request not to be included in the public list, but so far no one has asked for anonymity, Sosa reports.
Valentin Sanchez, a 23-year-old Paraguayan software engineer living in the United States, is a well-known figure who returns home after trying to find irregular vaccines.
Sanchez was writing a program in April to study vaccine data from the Ministry of Health to satisfy his curiosity about how the shooting was when his girlfriend suggested he look for vaccine scams. He identified more than 500 suspected cases by comparing the names and personal identification numbers on the vaccine list with the public databases of civil servants and politicians.
Although many of them were found to be eligible for gunshot wounds, Mirta Gusink, a former Colorado senator, was vaccinated. Gusinki resigned last month amid public outcry. The same week, the Ministry of Health announced that it would send 88 unfounded vaccines to the prosecutor’s office after examining the 518 cases brought to its attention.
“Because we have very few vaccines, people do not trust the process, because the only way you can give them some confidence is through this list,” Sanchez said. “People will use their influence if they can be vaccinated. We are talking about a life or death situation. ”
The government has purchased or donated 981,400 doses of six different vaccines, with orders for almost 8 million shots yet to be completed. Wealthy Paraguayans are not waiting, thousands of people have moved to Miami or other parts of the United States to be vaccinated. In Paraguay, only health care workers and pregnant women և 60 years of age or older are eligible for coverage.
The country, where more than 10,000 people have died from the virus, has the highest per capita mortality rate in the world in the last seven days, with 122 deaths per million people, according to Bloomberg. It is number 6 in infections. The death rate is the highest in the world at 30 since the outbreak.
The situation may remain critical until July, as the “tired” population ignores preventative measures such as social distance and masks, says Deputy Health Minister Sosa.
“It is reflected in our health care system, which is full of patients today,” said Sosa. “We are in the worst phase of the epidemic.”