The Flattening Curve and #BoicotOXXO

This week in Mexico has been all about how the government keeps saying that we have tamed the pandemic and the curve of confirmed cases has been flattened. Really. Mexico has had it’s worse week to date, and what can we possibly expect given that they decided to start the “new normal” on June 1st smack in the middle of an increasing number of confirmed cases and deaths. We have surpassed 170,000 confirmed cases (with very limited testing) and over 20,000 deaths which estimates say is only about 25% of the real number. Yet the president is out on tour and saying that the Mexican people have heeded the call and done their part to beat this virus. Lies, lies and more lies. That seems to be the staple of this presidency.

In other news, #boicotOXXO went viral after the owner of OXXO’s parent, FEMSA, José Antonio Fernández accepted the government’s demands to pay the SAT (equivalent of IRS) 9,000 million pesos in back taxes, but tweeted that if it were necessary he would put up double that amount to get the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador out of office in 2022. That lit up twitter from AMLO supporters asking for a boycott of the popular convenience store OXXO and Coca Cola (which is also owned by FEMSA). In fact, many people blamed OXXO and Coca Cola on the obesity and diabetes problem in the Mexican population. Here at Axit Health we would like to remind people that everyone is responsible for their own health and what it is that they are putting in their mouth. We invite you to Take Control of Your Health, it is the only way to get healthier.

Until next week…

Axit Health launch!

We are excited to launch Axit Health which turns out to be much larger and versatile than what was originally planned. There are standards and guidelines that need to be followed in order for any business to reopen. Those standards include a system for monitoring and following up on possible COVID-19 cases, contact tracing and quarantines of employees, students and the community at-large.

Axit Health provides just that, an app for the employee, parent or community member to reporte possible symptoms and a web-based management platform for the organization. This is all aligned with our patient-centered model in which the individual is the owner of their health care record and chooses to share it with any organization that they want. Axit Health provides power to the individual to take responsibility and control of their health and well-being. It allows them to share their health data with a service provider specific to what that provider requires, protecting confidential data on both sides, but creating a powerful alliance to benefit the health and wellness of each individual.

More to come soon…