An Update on COVID-19 in Mexico4 min read
(F *** ing COVID!). While I wish this post might be on my normal topics of holidays, food, or travel, Im going to offer an upgrade on COVID-19 in Mexico.
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This is being called “la segunda ola” (the second wave) of COVID-19. In total, Mexico has actually had more than 1.6 million cases and 140,000 deaths. As the screening rate is rather low, its believed that this number is actually closer to 200,000.
Mexico has actually been using a semáforo (traffic light) system to identify the intensity of the circumstance throughout the country. It really uses 4 colors– red, orange, yellow, and green. Just today, the number of states noted as semáforo rojo (traffic signal) doubled from 5 to 10.
There are presently 19 states colored orange on the map, with 17 of them at high danger of soon reddening. Only one lone state– Campeche– is green. The situation is especially alarming in Mexico City, where 88% of healthcare facility beds for COVID patients are currently inhabited. For the overall country, that number is around 60%.
” A Year of COVID in Mexico” from Al Jazeera.
Across Mexico, COVID cases have actually been surging recently. There have now been numerous days in a row where overall brand-new cases crossed the 20,000 mark. The surging numbers have actually been blamed on several things– carnivals navideñas y corporativas, se incrementó la interacción social e intradomiciliaria (Christmas and business celebrations, increased social and home interaction).
I live in the state of Jalisco, which is among those five that turned red today. Simply a few days ago, the governor as soon as again struck el botón de emergencia (the emergency situation button). These are the signs used for hitting the emergency button:
If the saturation of the health center system reaches 50%), Si la saturación del sistema hospitalario llega al 50% (.
The governors workplace put out a statement that started: No podemos esperar más: es ahora cuando nuestro estado y su individual médico necesitan de la corresponsabilidad de todas y todos (We can not wait any longer: its now that our state and its medical personnel require the co-responsibility of each and everybody). Lets hope that everyone takes it seriously this time, as one factor for the rising numbers was noted as “falta de apego a las medidas sanitarias y relajamiento de estas” (lack of adherence to sanitary measures and relaxation of these).
While I want this post could be on my usual subjects of vacations, food, or travel, Im going to give an upgrade on COVID-19 in Mexico.
Across Mexico, COVID cases have been rising recently. The scenario is especially alarming in Mexico City, where 88% of medical facility beds for COVID clients are presently inhabited. Simply a few days back, the governor as soon as again hit el botón de emergencia (the emergency situation button). Las personas mayores de 60 años deberán permanecer en casa (People over the age of 60 need to stay home).
Si la tasa de incidencia semanal por fecha de inicio de síntomas alcanza los 400 casos (If the weekly incidence rate by sign beginning date reaches 400 cases).
Personally, I feel much safer here in Mexico than I would back in the United States at the minute. Im absolutely fortunate to be a younger person in excellent health who can work from home. In general, I find many individuals here in Puerto Vallarta are using masks when social distancing isnt possible, for instance when riding the bus. Shops needs masks and always take your temperature level. Numerous restaurants here are outdoor and theyve minimized capacity. I hope that striking the emergency button will help to stabilize the numbers and look forward to the day when we can stop stating “la nueva normalidad” (the new typical). In the meantime, its up to all of us as individuals to do our part to stop the spread of pinche COVID!
El Gobernador de Jalisco anunció el cierre de bares, antros, salones de eventos, cines, teatros, museos y gambling establishments, mientras que los restaurantes podrán operar hasta las diez de la noche (The Governor of Jalisco announced the closure of bars, clubs, event spaces, movie theaters, gambling establishments, theaters and museums, while dining establishments will be able to run up until 10 during the night).
There is some favorable news with the rollout of la vacuna (the vaccine) here to health care workers. Nevertheless, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that Mexico will accept a delay in more shipments of the Pfizer vaccine in order to send more doses to poorer nations. He did his finest to ensure an anxious population by saying “” Ya vamos a tener vacunas suficientes” (Were going to have sufficient vaccines).
An innovative way that Mexico has been encouraging social distancing is with the usage of a superhero called Susana Distancia. Thats the phrase theyve gone with in lots of ad campaigns rather of the more direct translation distanciamiento social.
All over the nation, individuals are being encouraged now more than ever to #QuedateEnCasa (Stay at Home). Individuals are being advised of the techniques to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with signs all over the city advising individuals to “lava tus manos con agua y jabón” (wash your hands with soap and water), “usar un cubrebocas” (wear a mask), and “mantener la sana distancia” (maintain social distance).
From January 16-31, lots of limitations are in location here in addition to in our neighboring state of Nayarit. Anybody who can do their work from another location should do so in these two weeks, and any activities that generate a crowd are shut down. Las personalities mayores de 60 años deberán permanecer en casa (People over the age of 60 should remain home).