One of the elements that has characterized Gatell’s work has been the delivery of daily conferences, as part of the communication strategy against the pandemic.
Gatell was summoned by the WHO in 2020, in the update of the International Health Regulations.
The federal official was criticized on several occasions for maintaining controversial personal activities, such as dating and vacation outings.
Today that the positive of Hugo Lopez-Gatell It is necessary to remember an estimate made until February 19 by Worldmeter estimated which were the countries with the highest number of positive cases to C0VID-I9, where Mexico is in the thirteenth position with more than 2 million 22 thousand reported cases.
Within the list, the country with the highest number of cases is the United States with more than 28 million cases, followed by India, with almost 11 million; Brazil, with more than 10 million cases and Russia with more than 4 million 100 steps presented.
The magnitude of the COVID-19 disease alerts us to the importance of an effective combat strategy against the pathogen, where vaccination has become an option until now.
The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López Gatell, has reported this weekend that he has tested positive for COVID-19, a condition against which he has been fighting for more than a year, with a widely questioned strategy but which is now in the vaccination stage.
Confirmation to the positive by the federal official has been given through social networks, where he revealed that he began with mild symptoms on Friday night.
After the illness, an antigen test was performed, which was positive and he says he is waiting for PCR results, while he confirmed that he works alone at home.
The official’s announcement occurs on the same day that the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, announced the arrival of 200,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines, from China, as part of this country’s collaboration strategy with Mexico.
Gatell has been questioned on several occasions in which network users and the press have criticized the lifestyle of the official in which he has been caught on romantic dates and on vacations in beach destinations.
Despite these criticisms, the official has remained at the forefront of the battle against the health contingency that C0VID-I9 has in Mexico since last year.
I publicly share that I have # COVID19. I started with symptoms last night, luckily they are mild. The antigen test came back positive and I’m waiting for the PCR. I will be working from home, pending the vaccination strategy.
– Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez (@HLGatell) February 20, 2021