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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 (WHO) said on Monday it was in advanced talks with Pfizer about including its vaccine in the agency’s portfolio of...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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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Mexico has reported a new high for a daily increase in coronavirus cases, with 13,345 newly confirmed infections reported Wednesday for the previous 24 hours. Officials also reported a near-record of 1,165 deaths related to COVID-19. The country has now seen about 1.48 million infections and almost 130,000 deaths so far in the pandemic. A...
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Mexico approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use Monday, hoping to spur a halting vaccination effort that has only given about 44,000 shots since the third week of December, about 82% of the doses the country has received. The Pfizer vaccine had been the only one approved for use in Mexico, until Mexican regulators...
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Most travelers, when asked, will say that if they fall ill, or sustain a serious injury in a foreign country, they would prefer to be treated in a hospital they know and trust at home. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far away...
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Mexico has become the fourth country to approve emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, following authorization from health regulator Cofepris, a health official said on Friday. “Cofepris has granted emergency authorization to the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine,” deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a news conference, referring to Pfizer’s German partner. “This is cause… for...
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Mexico’s coronavirus spokesman said Thursday the country’s median age of death from COVID-19 was a shockingly young 55, as compared to an average of 75 in many European countries. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell said that nonetheless, Mexico’s future coronavirus vaccination program would target the oldest Mexicans first. López-Gatell said the country’s high rates of...
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Faced with the possibility of the so-called trinomial: Covid-dengue-influenza infection, the Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ) calls not to lower our guard this winter season. The temperature in Puerto Vallarta continues to be conducive to the development of the dengue-transmitting fly (Aedes aegypti), as well as changes in the weather that can cause acute respiratory...
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Sometimes Latin American dance tunes on the radio — salsa, cumbia, ranchera — bring a little cheer into the emergency room of Mexico City’s Ajusco Medio hospital, which is operating well over normal capacity because of COVID-19. Dr. Marta Patricia Mancilla, head of the emergency unit, says the upbeat soundtrack is a distraction from the...
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