Not far enough: Public health policies to combat COVID19 in Mexico’s states
Mariana Chudnovsky, Profesora Investigadora Titular de la División de Administración Pública del CIDE junto con Felicia Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Thalia Porteny, Michael Touchton, Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, Óscar Méndez, Salomon Chertorivsky, Sonia Ortega, Pablo Kuri escribieron el artículo Not far enough: Public health policies to combat COVID19 in Mexico’s states en la revista PLoS ONE.
Mexican state governments’ actions are essential to control the COVID-19 pandemic within the country. However, the type, rigor and pace of implementation of public policies have varied considerably between states. Little is known about the subnational (state) variation policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.
Material and methods
We collected daily information on public policies designed to inform the public, as well as to promote distancing, and mask use. The policies analyzed were: School Closure, Workplace Closure, Cancellation of Public Events, Restrictions on Gatherings, Stay at Home Order, Public Transit Suspensions, Information Campaigns, Internal Travel Controls, International Travel Controls, Use of Face Masks We use these data to create a composite index to evaluate the adoption of these policies in the 32 states. We then assess the timeliness and rigor of the policies across the country, from the date of the first case, February 27, 2020.
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