La Jornada – This year, 400 thousand Mexicans went to the US for the Covid vaccine

Mexico City. Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans crossed the border with the United States in recent months to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and, incidentally, make purchases, in a trend that several cities in that country are beginning to promote in order to reactivate their economies. It is a phenomenon baptized as vaccine tourism.

“So far this year, at least 400 thousand Mexicans have gone to the United States to apply the vaccine against the virus. If the borders are not fully opened, 1.2 million people will do it, but if they are opened for the month of October, the figure could triple, “said Armando Bojórquez, president of the Cultural Association, in an interview. and Tourism of Latin America (Current).

This trip involves various expenses: roundtrip airline tickets (required in states with the laxest measures to apply the antidote), a PCR test, car rental and lodging.

Information collected by The Day indicates that, on average, the cost for plane tickets is around 17 thousand pesos, for one night’s accommodation –depends on the state– goes from 4 thousand to 9 thousand pesos and the rental of a car 800 pesos a day.

With the sum of these concepts plus the PCR test and food expenses, the trip to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the United States costs 30 thousand pesos per person on average.

“This expense considers that people go and receive the single-dose vaccine, but in the case of two doses, the expense doubles. There are also people who make the decision to stay in the United States until the second application is completed, and that implies higher expenses, ”said Bojórquez.

Oversupply

The United States, one of the countries that has produced a greater quantity of vaccines against Covid-19, experiences in some states a problem of demand and not of supply, which is why a mass vaccination policy has been implemented in several entities to non-residents and that also seeks to promote tourism, one of the economic sectors hardest hit by the pandemic on a global scale.

In 17 states, the only requirements to receive a vaccine are to be over 16 years old and have an official identification, which can be a passport. They are: Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and New York.

To receive the antidote, it is necessary to make an appointment on the official site of the health department of each state, which is obtained online, and in this way people can go to any vaccination center, which in the United States can even be a Walmart store or a pharmacy.

Before receiving the vaccine, the authorities recommend reading which are the elements that each one contains and thus being able to choose the best option. The three authorized in that country are that of the Pfizer and Moderna laboratories, which are of two doses and Johnson & Johnson, which is of only one.

Work, pleasure and health

Paulina Cevallos lives in Mexico City and is 27 years old. His parents have already been vaccinated in Mexico and he has relatives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I asked my uncles to make my appointment and I got vaccinated five days ago. It was a single dose and I did it so as not to wait here and I took the opportunity to stay for a couple of days, “he told this media.

Ramiro Fuentes had to travel to California for work reasons, he is 26 years old and is originally from the state of Mexico. You received the vaccine last week.

“I took advantage of the trip, I took my test and it came back negative, I was able to travel, I registered on the vaccination page and I chose Pfizer. In a couple of weeks I will return, on my own, to receive the second dose and I will stay three more days, “he said.

In this sense, Armando Bojórquez explained that the decision of the United States government to implement these actions implies a greater economic benefit in the entities that apply the vaccine.

“Not only Mexicans go, we estimate that 90 percent of Mexican residents in the United States have already received the vaccine. Tourists from Latin America and Europe also go, the same will happen in Russia, and that will translate into benefits for hotels, airlines and all companies in those countries, “he said.

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Three people died in Bashkortostan per day from COVID-19 :: Bashkortostan :: RBK

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Three people have died from coronavirus infection over the past day in Bashkiria. In total, 488 people have become victims of the coronavirus in the republic, according to the regional headquarters for combating COVID-19.

During the day, 92 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, a total of 36,860 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the republic. 34,522 people recovered, 105 of them – in the last day.

As RBC Ufa reported, vaccination against coronavirus continues in Bashkiria. Residents of the republic who were vaccinated from infection were allowed to attend graduation in kindergartens and schools, an exception was also made for citizens with contraindications to the drug and those who had suffered from COVID-19. To draw attention to the vaccination campaign, the Ufa authorities announced a drawing of a one-room apartment and 10 smartphones among those vaccinated.

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FAS has agreed on the maximum cost of the fourth Russian vaccine, in St. Petersburg there is a surge in the incidence, in Turkey the lockdown is canceled. The main news about the coronavirus is in the RBC review

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In Russia, over the past day, 9328 new cases of coronavirus infection were diagnosed, the operational headquarters said. The total number of cases exceeded 4.94 million. 4.5 million people recovered (plus 7181 per day), more than 116 thousand died (plus 340 per day).

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Sobyanin spoke about 99% of citizens who do not get sick after vaccination against COVID :: Society :: RBC

Sobyanin himself first announced the vaccination he had received back in September last year. Sources of RBC then reported that, in addition to the Moscow mayor, his deputy for social policy, Anastasia Rakova, and deputy for economic policy and property and land relations, Vladimir Efimov, were vaccinated.

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Earlier, RBC calculated that by the beginning of April, 3.23% of the country’s population received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Most fully vaccinated people were in Chukotka (7.27% of the region’s residents). It was followed by Moscow (6.32%), the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (6.04%) and the Sakhalin Region (5.91%).

According to the operational headquarters, in the day preceding May 14, 9,462 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Russia. 393 people died, 9,756 recovered. Over the entire period of the pandemic, more than 4.9 million cases of coronavirus, over 115 thousand deaths and 4.5 million recoveries were recorded in the country.

The spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 in the regions of Russia

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Not wearing a mask will depend on vaccines and less transmission, says WHO

The waiver of the use of a mask should only be considered when there is a good vaccination coverage against covid-19 and a reduced transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Friday.

“Countries should take into account vaccine coverage and the local incidence rate [do vírus que provoca a covid-19] before deciding to withdraw these measures, “said Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s emergency program, at a press conference.

The United States announced on Thursday that it will end the mandatory use of facial masks for vaccinated people, including in some closed environments, due to the favorable evolution of the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, a change welcomed by President Joe Biden.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their guidelines for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor environments.

However, the use of masks in crowded closed environments, such as buses, airplanes, hospitals or prisons, is still required.

At today’s press conference, held digitally from the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Michael Ryan recalled that vaccines against covid-19 protect against the most serious disease, but there is still “no great proof of the ability to a vaccinated person infects other people “.

In view of this, countries that intend to remove the obligation to wear a mask, should only do so “taking into account the intensity of transmission in this area and, at the same time, the level of vaccination coverage”, said the WHO responsible for the programs. emergency, without specifically referring to the United States.

For epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, who is responsible for the WHO’s response to covid-19, the decision of national authorities to waive the use of a mask must always be assessed “within the context” of each country’s epidemiology, but also on the level of vaccination achieved.

“We are not yet out of danger. There are still many uncertainties due to the variants and we must do everything possible to prevent further infections and save lives,” warned the epidemiologist.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 3,333,603 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 160.3 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

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Greece from May 14 canceled entry restrictions for Russians :: Society :: RBC

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The Greek government canceled quotas and mandatory post-entry quarantine for Russian citizens from May 14. This was reported in the country’s government bulletin, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the government newspaper, Russia was included in the list of 21 states, whose citizens can enter by any means of transport through airports and operating ports and checkpoints, although earlier Russians could only get into the country by air.

So, Russians will no longer have to go through quarantine upon presentation of a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test done 72 hours before entry, or a certificate of a past illness and the presence of antibodies. The document clarifies that the vaccination certificate can be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian and must be issued by a government agency.

The previous quota, under which entry was allowed only for 4 thousand Russian citizens per week, is also canceled.

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