According to Health, 10.7 million people and 21.7 million children aged 5 to 14 are still without a dosage; doctors warn that you should be concerned about them since they can become dangerously ill. They assert that they made a mistake by failing to protect youngsters; The Undersecretary notes that a fourth wave may occur as a result of a new lineage; anticipate fewer hospitalizations; of the 26 states with complete hospitals, only ten have developed response plans; CDMX postpones show due to illness outbreak
Over 32 million individuals in Mexico, or 25% of the immunizable population, lack a dosage against Covid-19, leaving them more vulnerable to contracting the Omicron variety and having severe symptoms, scientists added. according to La Razón.
According to the Ministry of Health (Ssa), 88 percent of the population over the age of 18 has got at least one immunisation, which means that the remaining 12 percent, or 10 million 738 thousand 141 individuals, have not yet received the vaccine. Additionally, the health authorities do not give the vaccination rate for people aged 15 to 17.
To that total, add the 21 million 721 thousand 032 minors between the ages of five and fourteen who are not yet scheduled to get Covid-19 vaccination, according to Inegi and Ssa statistics. Mexico has a population of about 126 million people.
Alejandro Sánchez Flores, a researcher at the Genomic Surveillance Consortium, assured this newspaper that the information we currently have about micron indicates that it can infect people who have already received both vaccines or who have already been infected with another variant, but that these are not alarming images.
He did emphasise, however, that those who are not immunised are at the greatest risk of contracting the disease and developing significant symptoms that can result in hospitalisation or death.
“Because the vaccination level necessary to achieve full-schedule herd immunity has not yet been reached, which includes those who have been shown to have mild symptoms, we must be concerned about the remaining percentage of people who do not have a dose, as they are the ones who can develop serious Omicron-related symptoms that require hospitalisation or death,” he said.
The specialist indicated that 70% of the unvaccinated population becomes sick, 30% go hospitalised, 10% enter critical care, and 5% die.
“The unvaccinated population that becomes sick will be playing Russian roulette, since three out of every ten vaccinated individuals will perform really poorly and may be the ones who flood the health system with the new strain,” he explained.
Regarding the statements of the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, who reaffirmed that the federal government has not considered immunising children under the age of 15, he considered them to be an error and incongruity on the part of the federal government, given that children under the age of 15 are already being immunised in countries such as the United States or Spain.
“This is a grave error. Throughout this period, they have rejected vaccination of children, despite the fact that it is already practised in other areas of the world. Minors can become infected; they may have significant symptoms that require hospitalisation. Covid-related deaths of kids increased by 21% globally.
“They are wedded to the notion that nothing will happen to children, but that is not the case; we must prevent the repercussions that may result if they are infected; it is not enough to consider if they will die,” he explained.
José Alberto Campillo, a member of the Mexican Society of Virology, emphasised the importance of vaccination in combating the pandemic and urged those who have not yet vaccinated to do so in order to protect themselves against the new variation.
“Just as we thought everything was well with Delta, this new variation arrives, which is natural, because viruses will continue to evolve as long as we allow them to. As long as a single human being does not take preventative measures, such as immunizations, in each mutation, the virus will have the opportunity to generate a new variation, therefore everyone should obtain the vaccine, “he stated.
Because the vaccination threshold required to ensure full-schedule herd immunity has not been attained among individuals with moderate symptoms, we must be concerned about the remaining % who have received no doses.
Although there are still suggestions that minors have a strong immune system that prevents them from contracting the virus easily, the expert emphasised that this does not imply they cannot catch Covid and die from the sickness.
“This does not imply that children are no longer getting infected; until August, 700 minors died in Mexico as a result of Covid; nor do we argue that it is a small number; it cannot be reduced; they must also be vaccinated,” he emphasised.
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Ssa prohibits vaccination of persons under the age of 15 years.
Hugo López-Gatell, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, said that vaccination against Covid-19 is not planned for children under the age of 15 in Mexico.
“In Mexico, we are not considering vaccination of children under the age of 15; this is a public health and technical decision,” he stated during the morning Pulse of Health briefing.
The official stated that while each country has its unique reasons for immunising girls and boys, most nations do it due to a biological excess.
“The WHO has never advised vaccination of children; on the contrary, the WHO has frequently stated that there is a worldwide shortage of vaccinations and has urged countries with low vaccination rates to seek immunisation. The WHO has said that rather than advancing in third or fourth dosages or at younger years, those nations should emphasise the primary plan, “he explained.
He confirmed that the bulk of deaths in the country have happened as a result of the coronavirus: “the clear conclusion is that vaccination against Covid-19 is the most critical factor in lowering risks, such as severe Covid, which can result in death.” Whoever receives a vaccination decreases death by about tenfold.”
He also emphasised that booster vaccinations with the AstraZeneca vaccine are administered to people over the age of 60 and to health personnel, and that the third dose for this latter group will be administered in the public and private hospitals where they work, while booster vaccinations for education workers who received the CanSino single dose will begin in early 2022.
Yesterday afternoon, the Ministry of Health (Ssa) revealed that there were 4,426 new infections and 125 fatalities from Covid in the previous day, bringing the total to 3,956,372 cumulative cases and 298,944 deaths.
He stated in his Daily Technical Report that for the second consecutive day, general bed occupancy remained at 13% and mechanical ventilator bed occupancy remained at 11%.
Only ten states take action prior to Covid’s resurgence.
Only ten of the 26 states that have previously registered at least one hospital saturated with Covid-19 patients have defined activities in response to the outbreak and the development of a new type of the disease known as micron.
Following the finding of the first patient infected with this lineage, Sinaloa Governor Rubén Rocha declared that he will beef up screening filters at the port of Mazatlán’s sea, air, and land entries and departures.
Quintana Roo, another important tourist destination in the country, strengthened sanitary and monitoring standards in hospitals, ports, airports, and other areas of high influx to discover positive cases and submit samples for sequencing.
In Puebla, health officials said that they have bolstered the strategy’s implementation through the State Laboratory of Public Health, which is equipped with molecular biology equipment and trained personnel in the field.
Enrique Alfaro, the governor of Jalisco, stated that while this variety has not been identified yet, surveillance has been increased and the epidemiological follow-up plan has been strengthened in order to find instances as soon as feasible.
In Coahuila, the Covid-19 Southeast Regional Technical Subcommittee escalated evaluation operations in institutions; also, the authority postponed for a week the anticipated resumption to face-to-face lessons on January 3.
Hidalgo, which currently has five instances of micron, joined this move after Health Secretary Efraan Bentez said that the return to classes will be delayed until January 17, allowing the first two weeks of the year to assess any contagions created by the December festivities.
On Sunday afternoon, the Michoacán State Health Committee resolved to cut capacity in economic and social activities from 80 to 60%, but the new variation has not yet been established.
The governor, Alfredo Ramrez Bedolla, stated that while the situation is not yet worrisome, immediate action is essential.
Another state that has limited capacity is Nuevo León, where officials have identified ten cases of the new lineage, prompting the decrease of maximum capacity limitations in commercial facilities, supermarkets, and sports centres.
Finally, Alejandro Murat, the governor of Oaxaca, halted the annual Night of Radishes for the second consecutive year, in accordance to a World Health Organization recommendation, citing the risk of infection posed by the event’s widespread popularity, as indicated by the president.
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López-Gatell anticipates a fourth wave of interest in the new variation.
Hugo López-Gatell, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, stated that our country may have a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections as a result of the micron variation.
At the “Health Pulse” conference, the official noted that the fourth wave might be caused by the new variation, which is more transmissible, resulting in a higher number of infections but a lower proportion of hospitalizations than in previous waves.
“We have stated repeatedly since October that there may be a fourth wave in Mexico; it may be at the cost of the Delta version, which continues to be the most prevalent in the nation, or at the expense of micron,” he continued.
Additionally, he stated that if it is due to micron, “we might see a high number of cases but a considerably lower proportion of hospitalizations than we have seen in prior waves.” Mostly as a result of vaccination’s impact.
According to the undersecretary, 42 instances of this new type have been reported in Mexico thus far, with more expected in the following weeks.
“Omicron instances will continue to manifest, just as Delta cases will continue to manifest, for as long as the pandemic persists,” he stated.
López-Gatell highlighted that the new variation is sometimes exaggerated, but noted that while it is more transmissible, it causes minor sickness in vaccinated individuals, urging those who have not been vaccinated to do so.
He emphasised the need of maintaining the same level of protection, which includes frequent hand washing, the use of face masks, antibacterial gel, and maintaining a healthy distance.
“Prevention measures in any region of the world are identical to those we used with Delta or any of the other versions. It is still the Covid-19 outbreak; it is not a new outbreak, ” he noted.
The end-of-the-year performance has been rescheduled to avoid the spread of Covid infections.
Faced with a spike of Covid-19 infections in Mexico City, the capital administration said that the end-of-year performance in the Glorieta de la Palma, which was to be attended by the Los ngeles Azules musical ensemble, will be rescheduled for this December 31.
Additionally, it was agreed to push ahead the closure of the Christmas celebration that has been taking place in the Zócalo square since last December 16, so that it would now conclude on Thursday, December 30, rather than on Friday, as originally scheduled.
The capital administration stated Tuesday in a statement that preventative measures would be tightened in the city’s central business district to avoid a spike in illnesses.
Among the measures, it was stated that beginning yesterday, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30, the customary Christmas light would be turned on at 6:20 p.m., an hour earlier than previously.
To avoid contagion, and in light of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Government of Mexico City has urged citizens to adhere to health precautions and visit vaccination modules to receive the biological dose or, in your case, the booster dose, which has been administered to adults over 60 years of age for a few weeks.
The authorities reminded the capital’s residents of the following recommendations, particularly during these end-of-year festivities: interact in open-air or well-ventilated spaces, wear a mask in closed and public spaces, wash hands frequently or use antibacterial gel; and, if you exhibit possible coronavirus symptoms, get tested and isolate yourself.
Earlier yesterday, Claudia Sheinbaum, the Head of Government, stated that postponing the concert is not a “alarm” measure, but a precautionary measure, as she warned that there is no emergency situation in the city at the moment and that there are no plans to close activities, as happened last year.
“It would be a question of prudence, nothing more, given the modest rise in instances, but this is not an alarmist step, but rather a preventative one to avert a higher number of illnesses,” he explained.
Sheinbaum Pardo noted that immunizations are still being administered in the city. Following the installation of the Security Cabinet in the Venustiano Carranza mayor’s office, the Head of Government stated that 52 percent of the elderly had received their booster dose as of Tuesday and that reinforcements would be applied to the remainder of the population in the order in which vaccinations were administered, with educational personnel following suit. He did note, though, that they are awaiting direction from the federal government.
“At the present, it is in the scheme that it was the vaccination: it is for older persons and health staff at the time, but it would also be for teachers, educational personnel, and subsequently (by) age,” the capital’s president explained.
Christian Von Roehrich, coordinator of the PAN in the local Congress, expressed delight on behalf of his parliamentary fraction that the capital’s authorities reconsidered and postponed the end-of-year concert, putting people’ health first.
Previously, the PAN bench urged the government to confront the Omicron variety “intelligently,” noting that at least 30 instances had been documented, and urged authorities to take “serious” health precautions.
Von Roehrich rejoiced that the Head of Government acknowledged the increase in diseases in the city on Monday; nevertheless, he cautioned that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) rules must be followed.
In this regard, he urged the government to make public the minutes of meetings of the technical committees that, in collaboration with the federal Ministry of Health, evaluate the pandemic, as well as those of specialists, academics, and field experts from countries where the pandemic has been eradicated.
Since Thursday of last week, the capital authorities have seen a minor increase in the number of illnesses registered in the city, but not in the number of virus-related hospitalizations.