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Health authorities in Mexico warned that despite considerable improvements, the COVID-19 pandemic will not be coming to an end this year. 

The most optimistic projections suggest that COVID-19 could be under control as early as June 2022, but not everyone agrees.

“It is unlikely that we will see the end of the pandemic anytime soon, as hot spots continue to pop up around the globe,” said health undersecretary Hugo López-Gatel.

In fact, several specialists believe that COVID-19 will become a seasonal disease much like influenza. 

COVID-19 deaths and infections are down across most of Mexico, but experts warn against complacency. 

Monday saw the death of 57 people across Mexico due to COVID-19, making it the least deadly day since April 2020.

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Yucatán has not reported double-digit fatalities from COVID-19 in the double digits since mid-April.

“We are doing much better than we were, but we must not let down our guard,” said infectious disease expert Alejandro Guerrero Flores.

Health authorities have noted that although vaccinations are a powerful tool in combating the virus, they are not a miracle cure.

Mexico’s first COVID-19 vaccine candidate, named Patria, is still in human trials but is expected to be ready by the end of the year. 

Having its own vaccine would allow Mexico much greater flexibility in dealing with future breakouts of the virus.

The Patria vaccine was developed by the Mexican drug manufacturer Avimex in conjunction with several state-run laboratories and Mexico’s national university.

Compared with the rest of Latin America, Mexico has done relatively well with its COVID-19 vaccination program but has only inoculated about 11% of its population.

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