Mexico downplays danger of omicron; health officials take it more seriously

According to Mexico News Daily: Mexico’s official death toll is already above 300,000 – the fifth-highest total in the world – and continues to climb, albeit at a significantly slower rate than that seen earlier in the pandemic. But hospitalizations and fatalities typically increase weeks after surges in case numbers, meaning that the second half of January and February will likely reveal whether the optimism of federal officials such as the president is misguided or not. Continue Reading