Russia Responds To Sonoran Senator Who Criticized Sputnik V Vaccine

Published: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 6:50pm
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Sonoran Senator Lilly Téllez

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president announced last week that his country will purchase millions of doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. Afterward, a Sonoran senator accused the government of being cheap — prompting a response from Russia.

Former TV journalist and now Sen. Lilly Téllez tweeted that the federal government was purchasing Sputnik V vaccines because they are cheap. 

She also wrote that the Russian vaccine hadn’t been approved yet by the Mexican health authorities and the scientific community around the world. 

Soon after, supporters of the president attacked her on Twitter, calling her “Lady Anti Vaxxer.” She replied that she was only against low-quality vaccines.

The Russian Embassy in Mexico responded on social media, clarifying that the Sputnik V vaccine had been tested following international protocols and has been already purchased by over 50 countries.

The embassy also said that there’s nothing wrong with being the cheapest vaccine on the market.

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