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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday the government aimed to compensate for a reduction in deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer Inc with those from other providers. The World Health Organization...




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Mexico aims to fast track Russian Sputnik vaccine authorization after seeing data

Mexican health authorities will quickly make a decision on whether to authorize Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine after getting access to data on it, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Tuesday. Lopez-Gatell said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had instructed authorities to “proceed speedily” with the process. “The file has been under review since...

Mexico publishes medicinal cannabis regulation, creating new market

Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest legal cannabis market in the Latin American country. The new regulation was signed off by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and will now allow pharmaceutical companies to begin doing...

COVID-19 testing in Puerto Vallarta decrease; positivity rate increases

At the beginning of the year, the number of tests carried out at the COVID-19 Diagnostic Center of the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta decreased, however, their positivity increased by 12 percentage points. Coordinator and person in charge of the laboratory located at the University Center of the Coast, Dr. Jesús Aarón Curiel Beltrán,...

New coronavirus strain first seen in Britain confirmed in Mexico

Gloria Molina Gamboa, Secretary of Health of the State of Tamaulipas, confirmed a case of the new strain of the coronavirus in the entity. According to an official statement, the strain known as B117, arrived in Mexico through an international tourist who arrived in the country on December 29. The virus was found in a...

Mexico sees record 16,105 new virus cases

Mexico has posted another daily record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases, with 16,105 new infections reported Saturday, and a near-record of 1,135 deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period. The country has now topped 1.5 million total infections and over 133,000 deaths so far in the pandemic. Given Mexico’s extremely low level of...

Jalisco leads the country in Dengue cases

Jalisco closed 2020 as the state with the highest number of cases and deaths from dengue in Mexico. 2020 was the second year with the most dengue infections in Jalisco, although there was a decrease compared to 2019, when all historical records were exceeded. According to the weekly epidemiological surveillance report of the federal Ministry...

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