Mexico Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer's COVID-19 Pills 
Reuters
Mexican health regulator COFEPRIS has approved U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer's antiviral oral treatment against COVID-19 for emergency use in adults with light or moderate risk of complications. Paxlovid, which combines nirmatrelvir and ritonavir in a tablet, will require a prescription. Read more...

With Unequal Vaccine Rollouts, Countries Face Scramble for COVID Pills 
Adam Taylor - Washington Post
Antiviral covid-19 pills developed by U.S. firms promise to be a pandemic game-changer. But even as some countries begin to roll out the highly anticipated drugs, others have raised concerns that shortages and manufacturing chaos could hamper global supply. Read more...

Fake Molnupiravir Seen in Mexico, 1 Week After Drug Approved for Adults With COVID 
Associated Press
Mexico said it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. Read more...

Studies: Omicron-Driven Wave of New Cases May Begin to Wane 
VOA News
A new study suggests the United States is about to undergo a dramatic decline in new COVID-19 infections driven by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Read more...

Mexico Continues With New Records of COVID-19 Infections 
Vallarta Daily News
According to the figures, in the last 24 hours, 44,293 COVID-19 cases were reported, a new record for daily infections in Mexico. Similarly, there were 195 new deaths in the last day. Read more...

Vallarta DIF Operates at 50% due to COVID 19 Infections 
Javier Frias - Quadratin Jalisco
The Puerto Vallarta Municipal DIF has also been affected by the third wave of COVID 19, to the extent that it is operating with 50 percent of its personnel in person and the the rest at a distance, in addition to the fact that some 22 officials are infected. Read more...

Canadians Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 Abroad Say They're Paying for It 
Brooklyn Neustaeter - CTVNews
Canadians stuck abroad after testing positive for COVID-19 during a trip are warning others who are travelling during the Omicron wave to anticipate travel disruptions that could cost thousands of dollars and keep them away from home for much longer than expected. Read more...

705 Cases of COVID Reported in Nayarit, 80 in Bahia de Banderas 
Vallarta Independiente
The COVID-19 figures in Nayarit are increasingly alarming; Wednesday, 705 new confirmed cases were registered. According to the information provided by the state authorities, with this figure, the total figure rises to 37,393. Read more...

Quebec's Plan to Tax the Unvaxxed Drives Surge in Shot Uptake 
Kaiser Health News
Threatening fines for unvaccinated residents who lack medical exemptions has reportedly led to soaring sign-ups for first shots among the Quebecois. Meanwhile, the Pan American Health Organization says it expects omicron covid to become the dominant variant across the Americas soon. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta Sees a 1300% Increase in COVID Cases in January 
PVDN
In the week from Monday, January 3 to Sunday, January 10, Puerto Vallarta accumulated 879 known cases of Covid-19, according to health authorities. Cases are only reported if the patient is symptomatic. Read more...

Omicron Is Already the Variant With the Most Presence in Jalisco 
Vallarta Independiente
The transmissibility of this variant is up to 70% higher than other strains; Jalisco already has dozens of confirmed cases. Read more...

COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers Arrive in Mexico>
Direct Relief
This past weekend, 2.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, donated and manufactured by Moderna, arrived in Toluca, Mexico, to support the country's vaccination efforts. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta Will Require Proof of Vaccination for Bars, Clubs, and Casinos 
VallartaDaily.com
Puerto Vallarta businessmen announced that they will comply with the measure of requesting the vaccination certificate to those who intend to enter casinos, bars, and clubs starting on Friday. Read more...

Mexican President Announces He Has COVID-19 for 2nd Time 
Associated Press
Mexico's president announced he has come down with COVID-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce. Read more...

What To Do If You Test Positive While On Vacation In Mexico
Travel Off Path
With cases soaring across all the U.S., and also on the rise in Mexico, the possibility of receiving a positive test, especially if asymptomatic, is not that far-fetched. Read more...

Mexico Reports First 3 Cases of Flurona 
IANS
Local health authorities in Mexico have reported the first three cases of flurona, a double infection of COVID-19 and influenza, in the states of Nayarit and Jalisco. Read more...

Six Hospitals in Jalisco Reach 100% Occupancy, Including One in Vallarta 
Vallarta Daily News
At least six hospitals in Jalisco that care for patients with COVID-19 symptoms are saturated at 100% of their capacity in general beds, including the clinic 42 of the IMSS in Puerto Vallarta. Read more...

Mexico's Confirmed COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 300,303 
Angel Gutierrez - Reuters
Mexico added 202 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, according to health ministry data, bringing the country's official death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began to 300,303. Read more...

Moderna Gives Mexico 2.7 Million Shots as Deaths Top 300,000 
Associated Press
The U.S. company Moderna donated 2.7 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Mexico Saturday as the country's official death toll topped 300,000. Read more...

Mexico's Active Case Numbers Hit 100,000 for First Time Since August 
Mexico News Daily
New infections rose to 103,806 on Thursday, according to Health Ministry estimates, a 29% increase compared to Wednesday, as COVID cases keep rising as reported death toll approaches 300,000. Read more...

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