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Mexican astronauts offer tips on handling confinement during pandemic

Fifty-one days after the Mexican Government issued stay at home orders, the Mexican Special Agency (AEM) shared a series of techniques and practical advice used during the training of two Mexican astronauts in order to help the population manage confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the country is undergoing phase 3 transmission, where the number...
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“Until there is a vaccine, COVID-19 will be part of our life”, warned UNAM scientist who fought against H1N1

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all activities in the world and has posed a challenge for humanity, and there is still time for this situation to end,” said Alejandro Macías Hernández, member of the University Commission for the Attention of the Coronavirus emergency, from the Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM ). He indicated that...
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Nurses at Mexico hospital hit by coronavirus say they were told to avoid masks

Nurses at a public hospital hit by Mexico’s worst coronavirus outbreak were told by their managers not to wear protective masks at the start of the epidemic to avoid sowing panic among patients, nurses and other medical workers said. Two doctors and a hospital administrator have died and at least 51 staff members have been...
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Young adult population presents serious COVID-19 conditions in Mexico

The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, warned that the young adult population also has serious conditions due to COVID-19 because of the prevalence of chronic diseases in Mexico. “The consequence of this is that we are going to have an epidemic where young adults also have a serious condition and, eventually, fatal...
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While the rest of the world cheers medical staff, many are victims of violence in Mexico

They are the first line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic. But in Mexico, unlike what happens in other countries, doctors and nurses have been victims of harassment and attacks that have become so common that the federal authorities have asked the population to show solidarity and end threats to health personnel. In recent weeks,...
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Mexican government warns of lack of doctors amid coronavirus fight

Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday warned that the country was facing an acute shortage of doctors as the country seeks to ramp up hospital care to fight the fast-spreading novel coronavirus outbreak. Mexico on Monday registered 296 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total to 2,439 cases and 125 deaths, with health officials expecting the...
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Coronavirus could hit Mexico’s high obesity, diabetes rates

The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country’s high rates of obesity and diabetes, a coalition of consumer and health advocacy groups said Wednesday. The Alliance for Food Health said in a report that four of the first five coronavirus deaths in Mexico involved people with diabetes. Mexico has the...
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Mexican coronavirus tally rises to 118, one reported death

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico rose on Wednesday to 118 from 93 a day earlier, the Mexican health ministry said. There are currently 315 suspected cases currently waiting test confirmations. “Of the cases, 59 percent have been male and 9 percent have required hospitalization, not necessarily because of presenting a serious illness,”...
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Inflatable hospital in Mexico will treat coronavirus infections if needed

Even as Mexico’s government insists there is nothing to see here in regards to the coronavirus COVID-19 in Mexico, the State of Hidalgo has installed an inflatable hospital in its capital in case it’s required in a possible national health emergency. The “construction” started on Saturday and will conclude in about 72 hours, according to...
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Researcher from UNAM predicts coronavirus outbreak in Mexico between March 20 – 30

The growing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are causing fear globally, so several countries have implemented some measures to prevent the virus from spreading further; However, compared to other entities, Mexico remains in a very low range of people carrying the infection, possibly due to a lack of testing, although this situation could change in...
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