International media warfare continues to use lies and misrepresentation to attack Venezuela, denounced on Tuesday the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, from the Miraflores Palace.

During the balance of the strategies implemented by the National Executive to combat Covid-19, Rodríguez condemned the publication of a survey, carried out by the firm “Ipsos” and published in various international media, which refers to the measures applied by countries like Colombia and Chile as the most successful for the containment of respiratory infection and discredits the effort that the Bolivarian Government, together with the Venezuelan people, have been making to contain the proliferation of the virus in the country.

“According to what the pollster and the newspapers that published the survey said, they did not ask anyone, they applied it to opinion leaders (…) but they did not ask the patients, the doctors who got infected in Colombia, noting that several health professionals have already deceased there, because they do not have the necessary equipment to attend these cases”, said Rodríguez.

In this sense, he invited the international community to feed on the real data that shows the effectiveness of the measures implemented by Venezuela for the containment of Covid-19.

“There are several internet counters that are used to track the pandemic country by country”, said Rodríguez, noting that the National Executive uses the page “ourworldindata” to guide itself from the official figures, since this it is nourished by other pages such as John Hopkins University, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Infectious Diseases.

According to this page, Venezuela has the lowest number of deaths per million inhabitants due to Covid-19 with 0.4 percent deaths; The United States stands at 70 people per million inhabitants, in a globall scale 20 deaths and in South America 5 deaths per million inhabitants.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela