COVID roundup: health agency invites AMLO to learn about vaccine approvals

10/22/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

After President López Obrador criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) for taking too long to approve two COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the United Nations agency suggested he leave it up to the experts.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus advised López Obrador to send medical experts to learn more about the process used to approve vaccines.

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Mexico City death toll passes 50,000 as nationwide vaccination rate hits 50%

10/18/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico City’s official COVID-19 death toll passed 50,000 on Thursday, although the real number of fatalities is almost certainly much higher.

An additional 70 deaths were reported in the capital on Thursday, lifting its pandemic total to 50,063. Another 38 fatalities were registered on Friday, increasing Mexico City’s total number of pandemic deaths to to 50,101.

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Mexico City lowers pandemic alert to lowest level

10/18/2021

Source: CTV News

Mexico’s capital returned to the lowest level on its COVID-19 pandemic warning system Monday for the first time since June.

In practice, the shift from the yellow to green category changes meant only small changes to daily life. Mask wearing is still common in streets of the city of 9 million, but the rhythm of life in the capital has long since regained a high degree of normalcy.

Massive outdoor events, which had been operating at 75 per cent capacity, now face no capacity restrictions, though attendees will still be required to wear masks. The move comes just weeks ahead of Mexico City hosting a Formula 1 race.

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Judge orders health authorities to vaccinate youths aged 12-17 against COVID

10/13/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

A judge has ordered the federal government to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all youths aged 12 to 17.

Health authorities have so far only inoculated minors who obtained injunctions ordering their vaccination while the government announced last month it would offer vaccines to more than 1 million children with health conditions that make them vulnerable to serious illness.

But there are no plans to vaccinate all youths in the 12-17 age bracket.

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COVID roundup: 7,697 new cases reported on Wednesday

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico’s accumulated coronavirus case tally increased by 7,697 on Wednesday to just under 3.7 million, while the official COVID-19 death toll rose by 713 to 280,607.

There are 47,944 estimated active cases, a 0.8% increase compared to Tuesday.

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Mexico poised to hit 100 million vaccines doses administered

09/29/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Almost 99.9 million vaccine doses have been administered in Mexico, according to the most recent federal Health Ministry data, after just over 500,000 shots were given Monday, positioning Mexico to have achieved giving 100 million total doses nationwide.

The milestone was in all likelihood passed on Tuesday, but data confirming that won’t be released until Wednesday. About seven in 10 Mexican adults have had at least one shot, receiving one of the seven vaccines — Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, CanSino, Sinovac, Johnson & Johnson and Sputnik V — used here.

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Mexico to use only Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids

09/24/2021

Source: Reuters

The COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech (PFE.N) will be the only one used in Mexico for at-risk children aged 12-17, Mexico’s deputy health minister said on Friday.

Mexico is expanding its vaccine campaign to children with health issues like cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular disease that make them vulnerable to the virus.

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COVID roundup: Mexico’s mortality rate is world’s 19th highest

09/24/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico’s COVID-19 mortality rate is among the 20 highest in the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Based on the federal government’s official death toll, Mexico has recorded 214.3 COVID fatalities per 100,000 people, a rate that is currently No. 19 worldwide.

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COVID roundup: active case numbers down, cross-border vaccination expands

Source: Mexico News Daily

An additional 13,217 coronavirus cases were added to Mexico’s accumulated tally on Wednesday while the COVID-19 death toll rose by 896.

Mexico’s pandemic totals now stand at 3.54 million cases and 269,912 deaths. There are 83,834 estimated active cases across Mexico, a 1% decrease compared to Tuesday.

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Mexico to send COVID-19 vaccines to Nicaragua

09/14/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexico will send COVID-19 vaccines to Nicaragua in September, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday, in a rare sign of international engagement with the administration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

Ebrard, who was speaking at a regular news conference, said the vaccines were part of Mexico’s vaccine distribution efforts that include Honduras, Bolivia, Jamaica, Paraguay, and Belize.

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