Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), warned Mexico that despite the high vaccination rate, the fourth wave of covid is inevitable, as a recovery in cases has been observed.
“Mexico has made a very important effort to vaccinate its population. It has 50 percent of its entire population with the two doses, it is an important vaccination coverage, but it is still not enough to guarantee that the country will not have other outbreaks. again, ”he explained.
The Deputy Director also stressed that it is of the utmost importance to continue with the vaccination campaigns and to maintain public health measures.
It is necessary to continue with vaccination, achieve higher vaccination coverage, protect everyone with complete schedules. Secondly: maintain public health measures “, he explained.
On the other hand, PAHO’s director of emergency care, Ciro Ugarte, recalled that the recovery due to covid occurred in December, and stressed that the active cases in the country in recent weeks were about 18 thousand people.
“We have to take into account what happened last year at the same time in Mexico, where we saw that holidays, commercial, social and family days at the end of the year, when it is more difficult to maintain physical distance and permanent use of mask, and there are a significant population that does not have a complete vaccination against COVID-19, there was a significant increase in cases and deaths, ”explained Ugarte.
To date, 76 million 046 thousand 332 Mexicans have been vaccinated, of which it is estimated that 64 million 502 thousand 180 have the complete vaccination schedule, which corresponds to 85 percent of those vaccinated.