According to the Russian satellite news agency reported on the 17th, Venezuelan President Maduro said in a television speech on the 16th that he was glad to see Russia become the first country in the world to vaccinate its citizens with the new crown vaccine. “One day, we will all get the new crown vaccine. I will be the first vaccinator in China and set an example for you.” Maduro also said the commission would vaccinate medical workers, the elderly and people with health problems. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is also a major concern. He criticized the US blockade of drugs destined for Venezuela. “They persecuted us. We wanted to buy drugs against new crown pneumonia, but they did not let companies sell vaccines to Venezuela.” Russia’s ambassador to Venezuela said last week that Venezuela has expressed interest in Russian vaccines, but it is uncertain when vaccines will be delivered to Venezuela, because unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela will delay the process of vaccine trade.