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There are risks to the economy due to the Covid-19 Delta variant in the second half of 2021

Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, Economist and Researcher (Ph.D.).

  • Impacts on the economy can be seen during the second half of 2021 due to the third wave of infections.
  • The third wave of Covid-19 infections will have an economic impact in Mexico and around the world.

Several California counties recommend the use of face masks due to the spread of the Delta variant in California.

The dramatic increase in cases is concerning, as is the number of people choosing not to get vaccinated. California health authorities urged residents to wear face masks while indoors during July 2021.

“The reality is that there is a third wave of Covid-19 Coronavirus infections, so the Delta variant of the Coronavirus continues as the number one risk for the economy, due to the number of infections that are occurring. It is expected that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus will be the variant that predominates in Mexico in the remainder of 2021, but vaccination and the mask could be the best way to avoid a new wave of the pandemic,” said. Dr. Alejandro Díaz Bautista, an international economist as well as a research professor at the Northern Border College (El Colef).

On the northern border of Mexico, infections could be accentuated because there are no controls at the border or in tourist areas and this contributes to the entry of variants of Covid-19. In Southern California, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said it will once again require everyone to wear masks in closed public places.

In Northern California, health authorities are also recommending residents wear masks indoors due to the prevalence of the Delta variant and the increase in Covid-19 cases.

All residents play an important role in stopping the transmission of Covid-19 by getting vaccinated as soon as possible, wearing a mask, physically distancing, and washing their hands frequently.

These basic prevention measures remain the key to ending this coronavirus pandemic and reducing the effects of the delta variant during 2021.

Globally, vaccination programs vary by country, but vaccination offers a way to end the devastating waves of severe cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

There are countries that have almost no vaccination, only 1% of Africans are now fully vaccinated, compared to 11% of people worldwide and more than 46% of people in the UK and the US who are fully vaccinated.

Mexico is one of the 14 countries in America where the Delta variant is already present. The third wave of Covid-19 affects at least eleven entities in Mexico, according to data from the Secretary of Health in its epidemiological report on the pandemic.

The entities that are clearly in the third wave are Mexico City, State of Mexico, Tabasco, Baja California Sur, Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Sonora and Nuevo León. Business people established in Mexico recognize that they are concerned about a third wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus, so they are preparing additional measures to prevent the country’s economy from slowing down.

With the beginning of summer break, the country’s tourism sector has its doors open to national and foreign travelers, with an estimated 61 percent hotel occupancy and a spill of more than 56 billion pesos. However, contagion prevention measures should be taken in the face of the third wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus in 2021. The delta variant of Coronavirus will predominate throughout the world during 2021 due to its high level of contagion, which will have economic impacts on the economy. Worldwide there is already the third wave of infections, mainly due to the Delta variant of Covid. Coronavirus cases in Africa are increasing rapidly, due to the highly contagious delta variant of the virus.

The contagion map of the delta variant is detected in Asia, Europe, Africa and even in North America. The speed of spread and scale of the third wave in Africa is unlike anything seen before.

Similarly, world hunger worsened dramatically during 2020, according to the United Nations report, and this is likely due in large part to the Covid-19 pandemic.

During 2020, about a tenth of the world’s population was undernourished, which is estimated at up to 811 million people. So it takes a tremendous effort for the world to deliver on its promise to end hunger by 2030.

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