MEXICO CITY—Mexicans hope President Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes a quick healing from Covid-19, however numerous think he might have prevented infection if he had more strictly followed the federal government’s own health suggestions – and used a face mask.
López Obrador’s medical diagnosis on Sunday topped the most dangerous week of the coronavirus pandemic in the nation with the world’s fourth-highest death toll.
“He wasn’t looking after himself, always walking around without a mask, and not respecting social distancing,” stated Mexico City rubbish collector Luis Enrique Flores, wheeling his cart past a wall plastered with federal government posters prompting individuals to use masks.
López Obrador, who stopped smoking cigarettes after a cardiac arrest in 2013, insists he takes care, and has actually accepted the suggestions of his coronavirus czar, deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, when asked why he does not use a mask.
Opinion surveys reveal most Mexicans authorize of his management of the health crisis, and his appeal has, if anything, enhanced in the pandemic, throughout which he has actually kept a hectic schedule and continued touring Mexico.
However, his hostility to using a mask runs out action with popular opinion, surveys recommend.
A July study by paper El Financiero revealed 86% of Mexicans felt masks assisted avoid Covid-19 spread, while almost 9 in 10 stated they constantly used one when leaving house, a research study by ballot company Consulta Mitofsky revealed on Monday.
“He should take better care of himself, he should wear a mask because he never wears one in his news conferences,” stated Noe Méndez, a street supplier in Mexico City.
Only when flying is the president truly ever seen in a mask. But his choice to board an aircraft on Sunday a couple of hours prior to he exposed he had Covid-19 triggered criticism that he was weakening the federal government’s own message.
Marisol González, who runs a food stall in the capital, stated numerous normal Mexicans needed to go to far higher lengths to keep themselves safe and their services afloat.
Mexicans are stressing progressively about access to health care as the pandemic stretches health centers, however Reina Luisa Hernández, a massage therapist whose income has actually been shattered by the pandemic, stated the president would get the sort of attention “not available to the vast majority of Mexicans.”
Others hope the president gains from his experience.
“It’s good that he knows how it feels, how people are suffering,” stated Teresa López, a digital publication editor. “Now he should adopt a stricter approach.”
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