Rotary Presentation “COVID-19 Mexico Update”

Rotary Presentation “COVID-19 Mexico Update”

By Skip Essick


The Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende starts off 2021 with an in-depth look at the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico. We have assembled a distinguished panel of medical experts from the Anáhuac Institute of Public Health, Anahuac University, Mexico. Joining us on this important and informative Zoom video meeting is 


Dr. Arturo Cervantes Trejo, the Carlos Peralta Chair of Public Health at the Anáhuac Institute of Public Health. Dr. Cervantes is a medical doctor with a master and doctorate degrees from Harvard University in public health. He was head of the National Center for Injury Prevention in Mexico and is a founding member of the Forum on Global Violence Prevention at the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.


Also joining our panel will be Dr. Isaac Castañeda Alcántara, a physician and doctoral candidate with a master’s degree in public health, as well as Victor Andrade Carmona and Alejandra Cortés Rodríguez, recent medical graduates from Anáhuac University currently working as research assistants for Dr. Cervantes and Dr. Castañeda. 


This presentation will include an overview of the COVID-19 work underway at the Carlos Peralta Chair of Public Health. You’ll hear the most recent information about the virus, including its origin, how it works, treatment, and complications, plus the mortality rates in Mexico and, closer to home, in the state of Guanajuato. In addition, the information everyone is waiting for will be the latest on the vaccines, for example, the most recent vaccine availability plan, how the vaccine works, side effects, and expected results. 


Plan to attend this Tuesday’s virtual meeting on Jan 12. This is important information you need as we all join the fight in ending the pandemic. Go to the Midday Rotary Club website at and sign up. You’ll receive an email with instructions on being a part of this week’s meeting. Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Skip Essick at