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Omicron impacts the economy of the US-Mexico border in early 2022

By: Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, Economist and Research professor.

  • It is the most contagious virus in the history of mankind.
  • There is danger due to the saturation of hospitals and care clinics.
  • Tijuana breaks records on waiting times for the Covid-19 tests.
  • Records of infections are broken in Baja California and California during January 2022.
  • It is important to follow sanitary protocols and hygiene measures.

Rising Omicron infections are forcing businesses and shops to scramble to stay open, threatening an economic recovery in early 2022.

Many businesses, corporations, and employers promise to stay open, but can’t because employees are getting sick or quarantining with the new wave of the Omicron Covid-19 coronavirus variant.

“Ómicron impacts the economy of the United States-Mexico border at the beginning of 2022,” said Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Research Professor at the Northern Border College and International Economist.

The latest variant of the coronavirus has become the dominant strain in the United States and will soon be in Mexico in early 2022.

The Covid-19 coronavirus variant called Omicron is slowing the economic recovery, exacerbating worker and staff shortages.

This new wave of Covid-19 causes consumers to withdraw from spending on restaurants, hotels, and airlines, which have been hit for two years in this pandemic crisis.

Since it was first detected in southern Africa late last year, the highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus has caused restrictions on business and economic activity in several countries.

In the United States, major airlines canceled thousands of flights, while public transportation systems in New York and Washington cut service due to staff shortages.

In Mexico, there are hundreds of canceled flights. The fallout from Omicron, which is likely to get worse before it subsides, shows that the recovery remains vulnerable to the unpredictable trajectory of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The appearance of the new variant occurs at a time of unprecedented labor market turnover. A record 4.5 million Americans are estimated to have quit or changed jobs in November, according to data from the Labor Department.

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly and has begun to leave a mark on all sectors of the economy of the US-Mexico border in early 2022.

The World Health Organization warned that, according to expert projections, half of the population of Europe will be infected by the Omicron variant during the next six weeks. Meanwhile, the third city in China suspends activities and quarantines itself due to the increase in new cases.

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