Pan American Health Organization chastise Mexico Day of the Dead parade and warn of a covid outbreak

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Despite the warnings, Sylvain Aldhigieri, PAHO’s advocacy manager for COVID-19, assured that preventive measures were not sufficiently complied with by the population

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) pointed out to Mexico for failing to comply with the preventive measures of social distancing, use of face masks and hand washing during the celebrations on the occasion of the Day of the Dead, such as the parade last Sunday and for this reason, the country may be at risk of a new outbreak.

According to Sylvain AldhigieriPAHO’s advocacy manager for COVID-19, in Mexico, the continuous decline in cases is excellent news, from a health, social and economic point of view, as well as for mental well-being.“However, despite the warnings, we can say that the preventive measures were not complied with enough by the community, by the people, with healthy distance, hand hygiene and especially the use of masks. There is a risk of emergency cases “

There are events that turn out to be conducive to a possible acceleration of the transmission of the virus from person to person, such as family and social gatherings or the parade for the Day of the Dead and subsequent ones on the occasion of the December holidays.  (Photo: EFE / Mario Guzmán)There are events that turn out to be conducive to a possible acceleration of the transmission of the virus from person to person, such as family and social gatherings or the parade for the Day of the Dead and subsequent ones on the occasion of the December holidays. (Photo: EFE / Mario Guzmán)

He also explained that there are events that turn out to be conducive to a possible acceleration of the transmission of the virus from person to person, such as family and social gatherings or the parade for the Day of the Dead and subsequent ones on the occasion of the December holidays.

Aldhigieri stressed that “all alert and response mechanisms must remain activated.”

For its part, PAHO clarified that it cannot make a mathematical predictive calculation of whether there will be a new outbreak and what its size will be in Mexico, especially in the country’s capital, where the Parade was held this weekend on the occasion of Day of the Dead.“Our regional experience of the last 22 months of the pandemic, in addition to a daily and weekly analysis of the reports shared by the countries of the region, allow us to make the considerations (that) family and social events, holidays around the Days of the Dead (constitute) an emergency risk “

Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of PAHO, made it clear that a third dose should be applied to people with immunosuppression due to HIV / AIDS, cancer patients, who take corticosteroids, were transplanted;  likewise, older adults who received SinoVac.  (Photo: EFE / EPA / ERIK S. LESSER)Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of PAHO, made it clear that a third dose should be applied to people with immunosuppression due to HIV / AIDS, cancer patients, who take corticosteroids, were transplanted; likewise, older adults who received SinoVac. (Photo: EFE / EPA / ERIK S. LESSER)

Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of PAHO, made it clear that a third dose should be applied to people with immunosuppression due to HIV / AIDS, cancer patients, who take corticosteroids, were transplanted; likewise, older adults who received Sinovac.

But he specified that the information that people who were infected do not need to be vaccinated is false .“There can be new infections. There are new variants of COVID that can make you sick “

Mexico reported 269 new deaths and 3,588 new infections from COVID-19

The Ministry of Health of Mexico reported 269 ​​new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday for a total of 288 thousand 733 confirmed deaths, in addition to another 3 thousand 588 cases to reach 3 million 3,811,793 infections detected.

A week ago, the Government of Mexico affirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has been falling for three months and on Friday affirmed that it met its objective of applying at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to the entire adult population by October.  (Photo: EFE / Mario Guzmán)
A week ago, the Government of Mexico affirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has been falling for three months and on Friday affirmed that it met its objective of applying at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to the entire adult population by October. (Photo: EFE / Mario Guzmán)

With these data, Mexico remains the fourth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and the fifteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

A week ago, the Government of Mexico affirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has been falling for three months and on Friday affirmed that it met its objective of applying at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to the entire adult population by October.

The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the pandemic would be around 425,000 deaths in the country and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 4,031,670 infections.

On the other hand, the authorities also indicated that the vaccination program, which includes all those over 18 years of age, accumulates more than 126.48 million doses applied, adding 50,099 during the last day.

Source: infobae.com

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