Video PlayerClose MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Health, as “a fundamental human right,” should not be subject to the pursuit of profit, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday at the Group of 20 (G20) summit. “Health is a fundamental human right that the state must guarantee, putting aside the profit motive,” which has been made clear by the raging COVID-19 pandemic, said Lopez Obrador. “Medical care, vaccines and medicines must be free and universally applicable, as established by Mexico’s resolution approved at the United Nations,” the president added. In his four-minute message to the virtual summit, Lopez Obrador pointed out that another lesson learned from the pandemic is that healthy eating habits should be promoted as a way to prevent disease and that those suffering from hypertension, diabetes and obesity are most vulnerable to COVID-19. Mexico has one of the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, with more than 1 million infections and over 100,000 deaths, according to local health authorities. Hosted by Saudi Arabia, which holds the rotating presidency of the G20, the two-day summit is focused on fighting the pandemic and recovering economic growth. Lopez Obrador attended the summit via video link from the National Palace in… Read full this story
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