Through their social networks, the the former secretary of Health during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, José Narro Robles, exhibited a series of questions about the figures about Covid-19 the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, which, he said, generated distrust and uncertainty.
The exrector of the UNAM he explained that Lopez-Gatell has mentioned that the number of people affected by Covid-19 may be higher on 8 or more than 30 times, so that we could estimate a figure of between 120 thousand and 500 thousand people are infected. “That is why! you can’t believe!” said Narro Robles.
In addition to the mathematical models, the former secretary of Health also considered the application of testing.
“He knows that the number of confirmed cases is incomplete. This is why I never wanted to apply massively the diagnostic tests,” he said.
He recalled that according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexico is the country with less evidence applied by each thousand inhabitants.
Another of the factors that he explained, are the confirmed and probable cases of influenza in 2019 and 2020, which points out that many of the cases of coronavirus are found in the statistics of influenza, as well as deaths from the virus recorded as pneumonia atypical and the like.
In the following thread I explain why now, as in 2009, the figures of @HLGatell don’t add up, the time that generate distrust and uncertainty.
— José Narro Robles (@JoseNarroR) April 28th, 2020