Balance of the 100 days
Let me invite you to reflect. We have been a long time since that day when we announced that a virus had appeared in Argentina that made it very difficult to control it, since that day that I told you that it was a difficult battle, because we were fighting a disease that we did not have how to prevent and how to cure it. . And seeing the experiences that came to us from Europe and other latitudes we were putting together the Argentines (this president with the country's governors) we were preparing ourselves to face the situation. We have been fighting for many days now, to face the problem. Surveys say that 1 in 5 Argentines is not satisfied with quarantine mechanisms and I understand them, because 100% of Argentines would have liked not to have to isolate ourselves, continue to enjoy our daily lives and that the economy continued to function much better than it was. That was the illusion that I brought on December 10 educating I arrived. It has been 6 months since the day we assumed our functions and in those 6 months we had a very difficult time, which is facing the pandemic.
The coronavirus is that invisible enemy that you never know when you have just defeated. When it seems that things are calming down it begins to appear, and it is transmitted at a speed much faster today than at the beginning of all this. Which is the reason? The reason is that circulation increased, and as human circulation increases, human contact deepens and transmission becomes much easier. That is what happened to us. We knew that we were going to have the problem focused on urban centers where the haggard density was clearer, and we knew that there was a very clear risk in CABA and GBA, in what we call AMBA, which objectively is in demographic terms only one thing, beyond that there is an avenue called Gral.Paz that divides jurisdictions.
The increase in infections
The truth is that we have observed that in recent times there the cases grew exponentially. Today practically 97% of the cases that are detected occur in AMBA and the last 20 days the increase in the speed of infections is striking. In the last 20 days in AMBA cases increased 147%. In the last 20 days, deaths in AMBA increased 95%. Objectively this was something we knew could happen and we were prepared to deal with it. The truth is that as I told you the first day, we need to save time to ensure that our health system improves and can serve all Argentines. What we are noticing is that with this acceleration we have to do something to stop the contagion rate, to alleviate the occupied beds and continue guaranteeing that all Argentines have the attention they deserve.