Re: Discuss - How is Mexico handling the pandemic?
Posted by EddieJ on February 13, 2021, 10:35 pm, in reply to "Discuss - How is Mexico handling the pandemic?"
The political response was much like other countries. A variety of precautions but life went on. |
The public response was different. Obiously, in this town, nobody paid much attention to the pandemic. The busineses had to follow directives to protect their licenses, but virtually everyone else went about life as normal.
I had the pleasure of having doctors, nurses, dentists, and even a bioengineer as customers. One family of doctors came from Chihuahua for the rave at Boca. None of the professionals paid any attention to masks, social distancing or other measures.
I asked the doctors about their level of concern. They replied that the hospitals were dangerous due to the number and severity of the cases. There, they used every precaution that was available. But here on the beach there was zero concern. We ate dinner with these people virtually every night.
I have friends living in Guadalajara who had to live by the stricter rules due to density of population as well as size. They also had grand parents living with them and made extra effort to protect them - no need for directions from the state.
To summarize, the people I met only complied with forced precautions. Otherwise, it was just normal living. I did see some Mexican tourists in town wearing masks, but they seemed to be in the minority.
Just my experiences.