The federal government prepares “Plan B” for the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The federal government prepares “Plan B” for the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo: Francisco Estrada / NOTIMEX / dpa)

Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary Prevention and Promotion Health, pointed out this Thursday that before the economic effects and social associated with therga duration from pandemic by coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mexico, the cabinet will rethink the strategy from second stage, which he called “B side” from contingency.

During the weekly meeting between federal officials and state leadersLópez-Gatell said that the observations received through the National Conference of Governors (Conago), for example, related to epidemiological traffic lightwill be analyzed next Monday 10 in the Public Health Commission of the National Health Council.

The undersecretary clarified that review of the side B does not mean a “regret of what has already been livedBut the need for prepare for one stage that for his duration and, by the weight in the economy, requires other complementary approaches and above all look for he Balance between the sanitary measures with the economic.

I consider what was successful the driving in the first stage, the past five months of the pandemic in Mexico.

Plan B is already being prepared in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
Plan B is already being prepared in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

I call it that, ‘side B’, to make it very clear that in the review of what we have done so far, we identify elements that allow us to conclude that management has been successful since these first five months in Mexico and compatible with the recommendations and international standards, directly those of the World Health Organization

In the videoconference led by the secretaries of Health, Jorge Alcocer, and of Governorate, Olga Sánchez Corderoas well as governor of San Luis Potosi, by Conago, Juan Manuel Carreras, the undersecretary remembered that pandemic will be wide and because of regrowth in different nations.

This asynchronous occurrence in the different countries will lead us to a very long epidemic. I insist, there is not, to the best of my knowledge, a specific prediction of the duration or the end date, but some scenarios identify two, three or more years of duration of the pandemic with returns, outbreaks, readmissions or rebounds in all and each of the countries

He reiterated that No doubt it’s going to be a long epidemic nor that the prediction of the possible endpoint is extraordinarily difficult to establish.

Within each country, the dynamics depend a lot on demographic and social characteristics, as well as the management of the pandemic itself at the national and sub-national levels.

The undersecretary clarified before Conago that the revision of side B does not mean “regret what has already been experienced
The undersecretary clarified before Conago that the revision of side B does not mean “regret what has already been lived” (Photo: Twitter @ CarlosJoaquin)

In the mexican dimensionLópez-Gatell explained:

We consider that at least it will last until next October and there is a scenario, which cannot be ignored, which is the concurrence with the influenza season, but there could also be an upturn in the occurrence of new Covid-19 cases, regardless of achievements so far

He stressed that, globally, some countries who had already had control of the epidemic have yes ups, particularly Spain, one of the nations most affected at the start of the pandemic, with a re-emergence higher than that of Mexico in terms of magnitude or incidence rate, not due to the number of cases, because Spain has half the population of Mexico .

In the virtual meeting, the president of Conago, Juan Manuel Carreras, announced that the face-to-face meeting of state leaders with the president of the Republic will take place on August 19.

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