It would be prudent and convenient for InDRE and Cofepris to issue a single and complete list of authorized rapid antigen tests to detect SARS-CoV2.
The government of Mexico City, through the Health Protection Agency (AGEPSA), issues a false and illegal health alert about rapid tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 that do not have the authorization of the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris).
In the first place, the AGEPSA, which is directed by Dr. Ángel González Domínguez, does not have the powers nor is it competent to verify and identify the tests that do not have the authorization of Cofepris.
As can be seen from its own bulletin, the empowered authority is its older brother, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks, although it may seem like a platitude.
By the way, the unit headed by Dr. Alejandro Svarch published a list of rapid tests authorized by Cofepris where it lists 31 tests. Most of the tests evaluated by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference “Dr. Manuel Martínez Báez” (InDRE). The official information issued so far is not entirely accurate.
The case of the AGEPSA draws attention, not only does it not have powers of verification, but, in an idle and imprecise ignorant exercise, it does not indicate the methodology of its study and the sources consulted to determine that the tests do not have authorization from the Cofepris.
At least in the case of COVI-STIX and VivaDiag: Sars-cov-2 AG SALIVA TEST, manufactured by VivaChek, is authorized by Cofepris.
Whoever did the study published by AGEPSA should file the corresponding administrative complaints for abuse of functions.
We know that there are efforts by authorized companies to place the evidence authorized by Cofepris on a website, publishing as evidence a notarized copy of the official letters issued by the regulator.
The truth is that it would be prudent and convenient for InDRE and Cofepris to issue a single and complete list of authorized rapid antigen tests to detect SARS-CoV2.
Dear reader, while the Mexican regulatory agencies agree to issue a single and reliable list of tests that are authorized by Cofepris, thousands of people stand in endless lines to have a covid test applied and determine if they are infected. by the Ómicron, which is more foolish than you know who. For my part, I’m still negative, even if you don’t believe it. Until next time.
Political scientist and lawyer, academic, columnist, president of citizens without a party and proud Mexican.