Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, he is one of the most popular epidemiologists in the world.
According to a survey carried out by the Berlin School of Business and Innovation, in Germany, the Mexican researcher and professor It is the third medical figure in the most popular epidemic branch in social networks on the planet.
Derived from the global health crisis due to the presence of the new coronavirus, millions of social network users seek answers from official and reliable sources to find out how to act in their usual practices. Whether from the World Health Organization (who) or their national ministries of health, people have expressed their curiosity about this contemporary epidemic phenomenon and researchers have been revalued as a public figure.
Mexico is no exception, and since the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador implemented the daily evening press conference held at the National Palace at 7:00 p.m., the name of Hugo López-Gatell stole traditional media optics and caught the attention of more than a million platform users.
This was demonstrated by the study of Berlin School of Business and Innovation, where the epidemiologist graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has 1.06 million followers on Twitter, 119,155 on Instagram and 889,611 on Facebook.
It is not for less that someone with the investiture and responsibility of López-Gatell captures this level of attention, because in the country, the Health Secretary (SSa) has the official record of 71,105 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,633 deaths directly related to this disease until this Monday, May 25.
Regarding the number of accumulated suspicious cases, the figure rises to 29,509 and the negative tests add up to 125,036. The total number of people studied with suspected SARS-VOC-2 in the country, as reported by José Luis Alomy, chief of epidemiology, is 225,650.
National concern and attention to officials via networks indicates the willingness of citizens to stay informed from reliable sources and prevent the spread of false news, a problem that kept the health authorities concerned to prevent panic among the population; however, in Mexico there have been no major disturbances or disturbances of public peace that contradict the undersecretary.
It should also be recognized how many followers their counterparts have. Turkey and India, who occupy the first and second place, respectively.
Fahrettin Koca, Turkish Minister of Health, He has 5.44 million followers on Twitter, 9.18 million on Instagram and 755,691 on Facebook. Your nation has 157,814 COVID-19 cases and 4,369 deaths.
Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare in India has 2.28 million Twitter followers, 30,964 on Instagram and 1.2 million on Facebook. His country has 144,941 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 and 4,172 deaths.
Likewise, the undersecretary of Health not only has the recognition of the citizens, but also has it on the part of the WHO, who invited him to be part of the group of experts referring to this pandemic.
So he made it known the head of the federal executive through a video that posted on their networks:
"I received a notification from the World Health Organization, where the doctor is postulated Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez to participate in the group of experts of the WHO International Health Regulations. It is a well-deserved recognition to the doctor, ”said President López Obrador.
Regarding this topic, Jenaro Villamil, spokesman for the presidency of the republic, published the complete document by which the attentive invitation to Hugo López-Gatell is made.
WHO invitation. These official letters from PAHO clearly read that Dr. López-Gatell is invited to be part of ‘the list of experts’ of the International Health Regulations to form a future Emergency Committee. It is a clear recognition of his work ”, he published via Twitter.
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