Heart disease and diabetes deaths in the country surge in 2020
MEXICO CITY-Mexican officials said Tuesday that many of the more than 120,000 deaths in Mexico during the pandemic may have been caused indirectly by the coronavirus, even if these people did not die from Covid-19.
Dr. Ruy López Ridaura, director of the National Prevention Plan and Center for Disease Control, said that the “very important” part of these deaths are people who suffer from heart disease but do not want to go to the hospital for fear of being infected. .
“It is obvious that even those who are not directly related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, because they are also related to the pandemic to some extent…because they are related to the burden of the hospital, the fear of the people.” Lopez Li Dara (López Ridaura).
He added: “It is not a crazy idea to think that the very important factor is those who no longer seek care.” “To some extent, they are afraid of approaching Covid’s highly concerned system, afraid of approaching due to infection.”
The death toll from heart disease and diabetes has surged in 2020. For example, compared with the data in 2019, the number of deaths from heart disease last year increased by 36%, while the number of deaths caused by diabetes increased by 46%.
Fear may not be the only factor. Many hospitals in the country do not have wards for patients without Covid-19 at all, or because ambulances are busy during the pandemic, or because some centers do not treat emergencies until they pass the test for the virus. Postpone treatment.
Mexico’s population is comparable to Brazil, which is the second country in the world to die from the virus, second only to the United States. But Mexico has a population of 126 million, which is much smaller than the population of these countries.