Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of misinformation about alleged cures for COVID-19, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) issued an alert to deny that the Triple Viral vaccine serves as a method to prevent or treat SARS-Cov-2 infection.
The Commission explained that the warning is given after the detection of promotion and recommendation of the media to make use of health supplies and therapies as treatments for the new coronavirus. But Cofepris is not the only institution that has warned about this practice.
There is no scientific evidence about the Triple Viral vaccine and its effectiveness against SARS-Cov-2
He Press release issued by Cofepris points out that, until August 11, 2020, in Mexico there is no authorized product to prevent and / or treat SARS-Cov-2. Nor is there scientific evidence to show that the Triple Viral vaccine (Measles, Rubella and Mumps) serves as a treatment to prevent and / or treat the spread and infection by SARS-Cov-2.
In fact, it is noted that the Triple Viral vaccine to prevent and / or treat COVID-19 is not authorized and may cause adverse health effects, so it should not be applied for a purpose other than that authorized.
In this regard, the agency added as recommendations: consult health professionals before the manifestation of any symptoms or doubts about your health, search for information related to COVID-19 on the official sites of the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (OPS).
In addition, health professionals are called not to prescribe or recommend the use of treatments or medications for a condition other than that authorized.
Other experts warned about the use of the vaccine to treat COVID-19
During the month of August, Yucatan State Pediatric College and members of the Yucatán College of Physicians and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have spoken out against the use of the Triple Viral vaccine to treat COVID-19.
According to Yucatan newspaper, Dr. Kikey Achach Medina, president of the Yucatan State College of Pediatrics, warned that the vaccine against measles, rubella and mumps cannot cure or prevent COVID-19. In addition, she said that the misuse of this vaccine puts at risk the supply of these doses for pediatric patients who need to continue with their vaccination schedules.
“Faced with false information, people are concerned about using drugs and the triple viral vaccine, in the face of the coronavirus, when there is no medical evidence for prevention and attenuation of COVID-19, with the use of these. There is no study that says that if the adult receives the triple viral vaccine, they are guaranteed a less serious condition. There is no such thing, it does not exist today ”, she explained.
Additionally, a letter letter was published in the Yucatan Newspaper Now by Dr. Raúl Bastarrachea, a public health specialist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute dirigida to Dr. María Elena González-Alvarez, president of the Yucatán Medical Association, AC, presents evidence and scientific references that deny the Triple Viral vaccine for the treatment of the new coronavirus.
International official positions
As of August 11, 2020, the WHO does not recognize any specific drugs that can cure or prevent COVID-19.
“To date, there is no medicine specifically recommended to prevent or treat infection by the new coronavirus. People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive proper care to relieve and treat symptoms. Those who are seriously ill should receive optimized supportive care. Specific treatments are being investigated and will be tested in clinical trials. The WHO is helping coordinate measures with different partners to develop drugs to treat the new coronavirus infection. ”, Says its Official site.
In addition, since the beginning of the pandemic, institutions such as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have warned of possible fraud related to drugs, vaccines and non-specific treatments that are marketed as cures for COVID-19.
“Some people and companies are trying to profit financially from this pandemic by selling products that have not been evaluated and that are traded illegally.
These fraudulent products that claim to cure, treat or prevent COVID-19 have not been evaluated by the FDA for their safety and efficacy, and can be dangerous for you and your family. ”
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