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A month ago, 976 positive cases of COVID-19 were registered in Jalisco; now there are almost six thousand and the disease is on the rise

Three days ago, Mercedes learned that a coworker tested COVID-19 positive. And since she was guarding the office where she was assigned, today she lives with nerves and fear. “The virus is closer; people have let their guard down, "he says. Now she does follow the health protocols to the letter.

In a poll of El Informador, in which 1,318 people participated, one in three acknowledges that in the last 30 days they have known at least one case of coronavirus among their family, friends or colleagues.

Paola is one of them. Her mother confirmed the diagnosis a week ago.

“After May 10th, I noticed that my networks began to fill up with the topic. And well, finally the coronavirus came to my family. ”

He accepts that he took the subject seriously until his mother and people close to his environment were infected.

Joceline's father-in-law became infected. She claims that sooner or later she will also have a similar picture.

"Before it looked farther away, but today we know it can be anyone."

He supports that idea in the large number of cases he has heard about, which has caused him anguish.

A month ago there were 976 positive cases of COVID-19 in Jalisco; now there are almost six thousand. The federal Ministry of Health details that the Entity is not yet at its highest point of infection, which is projected for June 27.

Vida Ruiz, from the Situational Room of the University of Guadalajara ( UdeG ), admits that in recent days more people have attended the Emergency areas of Civil Hospitals. Currently 494 hospitalized by COVID-19 are reported in public and private hospitals in the State.

For attacking health personnel, four are linked to the process

  • Two men and two women are accused of acts such as throwing chlorine at them and even harassment
  • There are 64 complaints of this type in the Prosecutor's Office; in total 22 people are reported detained

Two women and two men were linked to the process, indicated for having participated in physical and verbal attacks against three workers in the Health sector, the State Prosecutor's Office reported.

The first one named is Alexa “N”, who faces charges for crimes against the dignity of people, after throwing water and chlorine at a neighbor, who is a nurse, and who she verbally threatened and assaulted on May 10 outside her home, in Colonia Jardines del Valle, in Zapopan.

The judge issued precautionary measures for six months against the aforementioned.

The second linked to the process is Dylan "N", also a neighbor of a nurse, and according to the victim, he constantly harassed her by saying that "he was going to contaminate him." However, the aggression reached such an extreme that, on May 7, the accused entered the complainant's house illegally.

"He touched her inappropriately, so the woman woke up scared and found Dylan 'N' on the ground."

She slapped him and he escaped from the balcony. It is now marked for sexual abuse, burglary, and crimes against the dignity of people.

In the third case, the accused are Gloria Jaqueline “N” and Enrique “N”, who are accused of having physically and verbally assaulted a doctor on May 18. According to the Prosecutor's Office, they had a relative admitted to a private hospital and considered that the doctor would be responsible for their health. They took him out of his car and beat him.

To date, there are 64 complaints of attacks against medical personnel since the beginning of the health contingency by COVID -19. These have led to the linking of 22 people to the process.

They disguise a restaurant as a jar business in El Arenal

"Be careful, because the City Council can reach us," warned one of the people in charge of the "La Puerta del Agave" jars, in the municipality of El Arenal, to an employee about health safety measures. Yesterday afternoon, the business looked very busy.

The place does have sanitizing mats , antibacterial gel and requires employees to wear face masks . He even put tape on some tables to alternate his occupation.

The problem is that visitors, most of them from Guadalajara and Zapopan, are distributed throughout the establishment without wearing masks. And although the business is assumed as a restaurant, it is not a requirement to order food in order to serve alcoholic beverages. Snack is only offered to customers.

Half of the tables cannot be used, but those that are enabled looked full. At 18:00, there were around 70 vehicles in the parking lot and the “strong hour” had not yet started.

El Arenal had remained free of COVID-19 cases until before May 29, a date that coincides with the "reconversion" to a restaurant in that establishment. “La Puerta del Agave” worries the neighbors, as it can contribute to the increase in infections.

There, the first case was confirmed on May 30, when that place was already operating. By June 11 there were already eight.

"The president told them to change their license. They are jarritos (bar) but he told them to change to a restaurant so they could operate, ”said one of the residents, who asked to remain anonymous.

The mayor, Abel Hermosillo, admitted that the business changed course but said he was "surprised" that customers did not order food. He did not rule out that this and other similar ones close again if the cases increase.

Teachers concerned about student assessment during pandemic

Eduardo is a teacher at a secondary school located in Colonia Huentitán el Bajo, in Guadalajara. And since the contingency began, he has been unable to locate some of his students to deliver the material to study.

Since he could not contact them, he asked the rest of the students for help. "A broken phone turned out, but in the end the companions told me that (whom they could not find) they lived in a marginal area where they had no way to connect."

Now, in the middle of the evaluations, she wonders how she will do with those who did not follow her class.

“What am I going to do with the 10% of my students who did not connect? Do I drift? What if they had all the willingness to study but can't connect? It is a terrible challenge for those of us who evaluate. ”

A survey carried out by Mexicanos Primero found that teachers in Jalisco consider the final evaluation as their greatest challenge, because although they maintain communication with their students, there is not enough evidence to evaluate their progress in learning.

Other challenges detected by the foundation are excessive administrative burden, lack of resources, not having digital educational training, their relationship with students during confinement, and not knowing digital programs or platforms.

They will use plasma to treat patients with COVID-19

In 11 states of the country (including Jalisco), the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) has protocols to use plasma from patients recovered from COVID-19 in those who are still serious, but the Juan I. Menchaca Civil Hospital, converted for these patients, it was not included.

However, in that hospital specialists in Hematology (study of immunological elements of the blood) have already enabled a protocol to treat seriously ill patients in this way, and “once the Ethics and Research committees approve it, we will immediately give I begin this type of treatment, ”said the director of the Guadalajara Civil Hospitals (HCG), Jaime Andrade Villanueva.

Plasma treatment began to be implemented based on the hypothesis that those who already had the disease generated antibodies that can fight it in those who have a serious infection.

“Some reports from small series have reported that patients who had severe disease, when doing plasma treatment, the survival results in terms of reduction in mechanical ventilation time decreased. But we are talking in small series, they are not large studies, "he said.

Google translation from Informador.

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