López Obrador recommends home remedies against COVID-19 and meets in person with secretaries
MADRID, 14 One. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has recommended using home remedies to reduce the symptoms of the coronavirus and has met this Thursday in person with two secretaries of his Cabinet.
“I am very happy to communicate with you to share my satisfaction that I am coming out of COVID,” the president transferred in a video published on his YouTube account in which the president is seen in his office at the National Palace together with the Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López, and Secretary of the Treasury, Rogelio Ramírez de la O.
López Obrador has asserted that the omicron variant produces “very mild symptoms” and is “equivalent to the flu”, and has acknowledged not having used antivirals, despite the fact that these are recommended, since he considers that “they should be applied more to those with chronic diseases and the older people».
At this point, the Mexican president has recommended the application of a well-known menthol ointment on the chest and soles of the feet, as well as the intake of “honey for the throat with a little lemon.” “With that one goes ahead,” he added.
«I did not have a special treatment because I have never had fever or headaches, or lack of oxygenation. Everything is normal. Only the hoarseness that, by the way, is going away and a burning in my throat that is also diminishing, and it is already less and less, ”the president has communicated regarding his state of health after catching coronavirus this Monday.
In the aforementioned video, the president acknowledges being in a meeting with the Secretaries of the Interior and the Treasury, who even appear momentarily in the recording, although it is true that, as López Obrador explains, they are keeping a safe distance and wearing a mask – an element that the president is not wearing.
López Obrador has recommended that citizens respect these rules – social distance and use of a mask – so as not to get infected. «Be careful, nothing else, they are not going to spread, but there is no gravity. So it is that I am working. I am here in the office, keeping the proper distance, “he said.
Finally, the president has ventured that the coronavirus pandemic “is on the way out” and that with the omicron variant “there are not many risks”, so the number of serious hospitalizations or deaths will not increase and normalcy will soon return.
“After this period of contagion, which is expansive, we are all going to return to normality. I wanted to share that with you”, the highest Mexican representative has settled.
These statements by the president take place in a context in which Mexico has seen how, for the third time in a week, the record number of infections has been exceeded.
The Mexican health authorities registered nearly 44,200 infections this Wednesday, in such a way that the country exceeded 4.2 million positive cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. In addition, it was reported that the death toll has already risen to 300,764 deaths.