COVID-19 IN MEXICO: PREPARING FOR FUTURE PANDEMICS
The COVID-19 pandemic from 2019 onwards leaves us with an imperative lesson: we must be vigilant and ready to act once a new pandemic occurs. We must have scientific teams ready to develop basic and applied research at a rapid pace; trained and qualified medical teams to act immediately, with all personal and institutional security measures at their disposal; governments determined to put aside political differences to achieve the common welfare and a population informed about prevention measures, ready to abide by the indications of experts. We review the scientific opinions (and the lack of it) from the pandemics administrators in Mexico, in morning press conferences of the Mexican president, in evening press conferences by the pandemics manager and in written and electronic media, and we talk about how this is expected to be achieved in the short term, to avoid the many mistakes that have been done so far.
Peer Review History:
Received: 1 May 2021; Revised: 15 June; Accepted: 29 June, Available online: 15 July 2021
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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 5.5/10
Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.0/10