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Ecuador's health minister resigns amidst vaccine scandal

Due to a scandal surrounding the distribution of vaccines, Ecuador's health minister, Juan Carlos Zevallos, has been forced to resign from his post. It was discovered that the former health minister granted an official from a University access to the vaccine before other priority groups.  Ecuador has experienced up to 300,000 COVID-19 cases, and it's currently using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Ecuador's president announced his resignation on Twitter  The former health minister's resignation was made public by the president of Ecuador via his Twitter page. President Lenin Moreno was forced to remove Zevallos from his post after his act drew heavy criticism. Moreno showed  the resignation letter in the tweet, adding that his decision was driven by "the current political climate."  He also...