Not far enough: Public health policies to combat COVID-19 in Mexico’s states

Knaul F, Arreola-Ornelas H, Porteny T, Touchton M, Sánchez-Talanquer M, Méndez Carniado O, Chertorivski S, Ortega S, Chudnovsky M, Kuri P, the group from the Observatory for the Containment of COVID-19 in the Americas.


Mexican state governments’ actions are essential to control the COVID-19 pandemic within the country. However, the type, rigor and pace of implementation of public policies have varied considerably between states. Little is known about the subnational (state) variation policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.

Published online June 1, 2021. PLoS ONE