Mexicans maintain divided opinion on the possible end of the Covid-19 pandemic

The opinion of Mexicans remains divided on whether the end of the Covid-19 pandemic is near or there is still a risk that it will continue, as detailed by the one hundred and fourteenth National Coronavirus Survey in Mexico Realized by Consult Mitofsky.

By a slight difference, more people consider that the epidemic in the country is about to end.

In the demoscopic exercise carried out from April 8 to 10, it is detailed that the 40.1% of Mexicans Those interviewed considered that the pandemic is about to end and that this year all activities will be resumed. Number 37.8% thought that “there is still a long way to go” for it to return to normal.

Meanwhile, the 15.1% said that practically it can already be considered that the pandemic is over.

In the comparison of the main fears among Mexicans, it stands out that the fear of being victim of some crime it exceeds 55%, a reflection of the growing violence registered at the national level; while 8% of those surveyed stated that they are still more afraid of get Covid-19.

25.8% responded that they are more afraid that their economy will be affected, in a framework in which the persistent inflation registered in recent months has already begun to affect the purchasing power of Mexicans, according to specialists.

When asking only about the fear of being infected with this disease, 37% responded that they already have “little” or “no” fear, which shows a level similar to that recorded during the first months of 2020, when the pandemic reached the country.

This perception is in line with the comments of the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatellwho last week assured that the country has registered 10 weeks of reduction in Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations due to this disease.

It should be noted that at the cutoff of Sunday, April 10, the Ministry of Health reported only five new deaths from this disease.

López-Gatell has attributed these advances in the control of the pandemic to the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus that began in December 2020 and that is now maintained by applying booster doses to people over 18 years of age.

A vast majority of the people consulted said that they already have at least one vaccine against Covid-19.

However, in the international arena there is still some concern about the progress of the epidemic, especially in Shanghai, the financial center of China, where the authorities have been forced to impose confinements since the beginning of April. This Monday the city registered a record of more than 25,000 new infections of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that it is tracking a few dozen cases of two new sub-variants of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus to assess whether they are more infectious or dangerous.

The WHO added the BA.4 and BA.5, sister variants to Omicron’s original BA.1, to his watchlist. It is already keeping track of the BA.1 and BA.2 variants – which are now the dominant ones worldwide – as well as BA.1.1 and BA.3.

Approval of AMLO’s work remains stable

Regarding the approval of the work of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, positive opinions remain stable compared to previous weeks, after a visible drop in March.

Negative opinions about the management of the chief executive remain at 40.1 percent, detailed the polling house directed by Roy Campos.

To carry out this survey, Consulta Mitofsky interviewed 1,000 Mexicans over 18 years of age with smart mobile devices with internet access. “The results are not simple frequencies, but estimates based on the post-stratification of the sample calculated on expansion factors according to four demographic variables (population by entity, sex, age and schooling) obtained from the last public census,” she details. . This survey has a sample design.


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