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Dispersion of a new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by airlines in 2020: Temporal estimates of the outbreak in Mexico

Background: On January 23, 2020, China imposed a quarantine on the city of Wuhan to contain the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Regardless of this measure, the new infection has spread to several countries around the world. Objective: We developed a method to study the dissemination of this infection by airline routes and provide estimations of the time of arrival of the outbreak to different cities. Methods: Using the Kermack and McKendrick model complemented with diffusion on a graph composed of nodes and edges, we made an analysis of COVID-19 dispersion to other cities by air travel.

COVID-19 outbreak among college students after a spring break trip to Mexico — Austin, Texas, March 26–April 5, 2020

What is already known about this topic? COVID-19 can cause asymptomatic and mild illness, particularly among young, healthy populations. What is added by this report? Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during and after a college spring break trip (March 14–19) led to 64 cases, including 60 among 183 vacation travelers, one among 13 household contacts, and three among 35 community contacts. Prompt epidemiologic investigation, with effective contact tracing and cooperation between a university and a public health department, contributed to outbreak control.

Demographic and health indicators in correlation to interstate variability of incidence, confirmation, hospitalization, and lethality in Mexico: Preliminary analysis from imported and community acquired cases during COVID-19 outbreak

This study’s objective is to analyze the incidence, lethality, hospitalization, and confirmation of COVID-19 cases in Mexico. Sentinel surveillance for COVID-19 cases in Mexico began after the confirmation of the first patient with community transmission. Methods: This epidemiologic, cross-sectional study includes all clinically suspected, and laboratory-confirmed cases nationwide from the beginning of the outbreak to 21 April 2020.

Digital Platform to promote sustainable mobility and COVID-19 infections reduction: A use case in the Guadalajara metropolitan area

This work proposes a digital platform based in a multi-agent system to plot the different mobility alternatives to counteract the agglomerations in public transport and therefore decrease COVID-19 infections in the GDL. Following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the face of the health emergency of COVID-19, mainly keeping a healthy distance, the GDL can integrate sustainable mobility as the public bicycle system and reduce the users in regular transport routes to safe levels.

Trump Administration Further Restricts Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border through the Migrant Protection Protocols, Asylum Cooperative Agreements, and COVID-19 Procedures

During the spring of 2020, the Trump administration continued efforts to reduce the ability of individuals to seek asylum in the United States, particularly at its southern border. The administration received temporary authorization from the U.S. Supreme Court to put into effect the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)- A n arrangement that requires non-Mexican asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings-while the administration petitions the Court to reverse a lower court decision enjoining the MPP's implementation.