• Glenn Wilson
    July 31, 2021
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 31, 2021
    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated.
    • Covid infections in GTO doubled during July.
    • NY Times: Tracking Coronavirus in Mexico.
    • He fell ill with the 'flu', took medicine without a prescription and died.
    • The puppy 'Alpha' was murdered.
    • Bar owners in Querétaro ask for more hours and use SMA as an 'example.'
    • Another festival in September.
    • Police Shoot Dog.
    • Tradition and Murals.
    • Bekeb.
    • Mexico breaks a new third wave record with 19,346 covid infections.
    • C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox.
    • They put traffic lights up for the new supermarket.
    • In 5 years SMA approved to build more than 10 thousand homes.
    • Wear a Mask.
    • Caturday morning cartoons.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 18+ year olds.

    How to Get Your Official Vaccination Certificate and Submit Corrections.

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    Sections: Art | Blogs | Business | Food | Health | Nature | Security | Sports.
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    Other SMA and GTO Vaccination News
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    For more information on the Vaccinations in SMA (SMA is included in GTO, but if you want to limit the search to just SMA) see News Wire Mexico and select the location SMA and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: SMA, Health.

    Covid-19 SMA. <<-- A Facebook account is not required to read this Facebook page. The page is 'paused' but will cover local vaccinations.
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    Peso: 1 USD = 19.87 MXN. 1 CAD = 15.93 MXN.
    Weather: 55F - 80F - 55F; 13C - 27C - 13C; 0%.
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    Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated.
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    Three-quarters of people infected with COVID-19 at July public events in a town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts were fully vaccinated, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed.

    The study, published on Friday, suggested the Delta variant of the virus was highly contagious. The outbreak occurred in Provincetown on Cape Cod, according to Barnstable County health authorities.

    The CDC study found vaccinated individuals had a similar amount of virus presence as the unvaccinated, suggesting that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant could transmit the virus, the CDC said.
    Reuters
    GW: Massachusetts, not Mexico. But Delta. And, we know we have the Delta variant in SMA.

    Covid infections in GTO doubled during July.
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    During July, Covid-19 infections in Guanajuato increased by 263% and most of the cases were registered in people between 20 and 39 years old.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    COVID has killed 34 children between 0 and 17 years old in Guanajuato.
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    They have died as a result of COVID since the beginning of the pandemic, women predominate. Guanajuato is the fifth state in the country with the most deaths among children under 17 years of age; record the increase in positive cases during the last week of July
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Tracking Coronavirus in Mexico: Latest Map and Case Count.
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    The New York Times.

    He fell ill with the 'flu', took medicine without a prescription and died.
    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón Bautista

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - Two days with the 'flu' were enough to end his life; Relatives of a young girl from "Los Rodríguez" in San Miguel de Allende demand that the authorities determine if there is any crime to prosecute, since the woman consumed medication ...

    So far it is unknown if the death is related to COVID-19 or any of its variants or if the ingested drug caused a reaction.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    The puppy 'Alpha' was murdered.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - It was the afternoon of last Wednesday, when Alpha and Nala went out with Margarita, their owner, for a walk. They always did it because it is their favorite place. It was 6:30 in the afternoon, the sun still illuminated the afternoon and the Presa Allende area is always a good ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Bar owners in Querétaro ask for more hours and use SMA as an 'example' that there are no restrictions.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- In Querétaro, the members of the Association of Traditional Canteens of Querétaro, Pulquerías and Bars, putting San Miguel de Allende as an "EXAMPLE" that in its establishments and nightclubs "there are no restrictions" or measures to controlled capacity to enjoy the party.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Another festival in September in addition to Independence and Saint Michael.
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    September may be the favorite month (after December) not only for Mexicans, but for foreign visitors as well.
    Atención San Miguel

    Police Shoot Dog.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - July 30, 2021. - On the afternoon of July 29 in Colonia Santa Julia, a member of the mounted police shot and killed a dog after it tried to bite a horse. The Ministry of Public Security indicated the conduct of the police officer was serious.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Tradition and Murals.
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    It’s 9 in the morning and Don Mauro Quintero knows that he has to load his burro with a few liters of water and bags to carry the stones. “Chó, chó,” he calls, and the burro quickly climbs the winding road. Don Mauro has walked the trail hundreds, maybe thousands of times. It makes...
    Atención San Miguel

    Bekeb.
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    Fabiola Padilla loves the culinary industry, its people, and the atmosphere of conviviality that comes with a bar. This is why she opened her restaurant and bar Bekeb in San Miguel de Allende, located only three blocks from the Jardín Principal.
    Atención San Miguel

    Mexico breaks a new third wave record with 19,346 covid infections.
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    The Mexican Ministry of Health reported 19,346 new cases of covid-19 this Friday, the highest daily figure since last January 23 when the authorities registered 20,057 infections.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox.
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    The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according to an internal presentation circulated within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the agency, acknowledged on Tuesday that vaccinated people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant carry just as much virus in the nose and throat as unvaccinated people, and may spread it just as readily, if less often. ...

    The Delta variant is more transmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, according to the document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times.
    The New York Times


    They put traffic lights up for the new supermarket less than 200 meters from those in the Underpass.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- For the new shopping center next to the underpass they closed the avenue for days to carry out work, but also they will receive TRAFFIC LIGHTS, the kind that we pay with public taxes.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    In 5 years SMA approved to build more than 10 thousand homes; most cost upwards of 105 thousand ... dollars.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.– In the last 2 administrations, the real estate boom was the main "business" in San Miguel de Allende. To the Heritage City, the multi-award winner by magazines, which they named as "the best" of a list on the Internet, the one that took care of its environment, that respected its historic center and ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
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    Latest updates:
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Up-to-date information regarding the current coronavirus. Learn about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 31, 2021
    SMA: There could be between 1 thousand and 5 thousand active covid cases in SMA today. Analysis below. 41 new cases have been confirmed in the last week and 53 new cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks. *

    Latest Daily Official Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, no new cases.
    • GTO: 3 new deaths, 233 new cases.
    • MEX: 459 new deaths, 19,346 new cases.

    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,906 confirmed, 26 suspected, 2,640 recovered.
    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,906 confirmed, 9 suspected, 2,633 recovered (previous).
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    The most recent Covid-19 death in SMA was reported on June 29.

    * UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) estimates that about 1% to 3% of the population of Mexico currently has an active case of Covid-19. 1% to 3% of SMA would be about 2 thousand to 5 thousand people. Another way to look at it is that SMA has had about .1% of all official confirmed cases in Mexico (2,906/2,829,443 as of July 31). Applying .1% to the number of people UNAM estimates have active cases in Mexico works out to about 1.5 thousand to 4 thousand. So, if the UNAM estimates are accurate for Mexico, maybe there are somewhere between 1 thousand and 5 thousand active cases in SMA.
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    Earlier in the pandemic we could calculate an estimate of the actual number of Covid-19 cases in SMA based on the ratio of officially reported deaths and officially reported confirmed cases. That relationship has broken down with vaccines for older adults and a greater percentage of cases among younger people -- and therefore, on average, more but milder cases that never get reported and don't result in death. Based on that, I believe that the ratio of actual cases to officially confirmed cases is now even higher than before. I used to multiply the official cases by 22 to get an estimate of actual cases. Now, I would use a higher multiplier.
    Also see: The Actual Number of Covid-19 Cases in SMA.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in GTO.
    SMA Covid alert.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in SMA.
    SMA Covid data, averages, and graphs: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next, or the @GobSMA Twitter feed.)

    GTO: 11,345 deaths, 138,035 confirmed, 830 suspected.
    GTO: 11,342 deaths, 137,802 confirmed, 806 suspected (previous).
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities). (GTO numbers also available at Twitter @SaludGuanajuato.)

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.
    MEX: 240,456 deaths and 2,829,443 confirmed cases.
    MEX: 239,997 deaths and 2,810,097 confirmed cases (previous).

    Worldometer
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    MEX | USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

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    Mexico | World (click for latest).
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 30, 2021
    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox.
    • Traffic lights installed for the new supermarket near the Underpass.
    • In 5 years SMA approved to build more than 10 thousand homes.
    • They seek to avoid the closure of bars in GTO due to COVID.
    • CDC says Americans should wear masks in nearly 70% of U.S. counties.
    • People who have a complete COVID vaccination scheme may return to work in person: SSa.
    • AstraZeneca vaccine shipped to Canada, Mexico before adequate plant inspections.
    • COVID hospitalizations increase 450% in GTO during July.
    • A schizophrenic assaulted a woman with a stick.
    • A Pink Collar for Soleil.
    • Association "Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende" will hold a forum on the Popular Consultation.
    • You can locate the specific place to participate in the Popular Consultation.
    • The Best Defense is to Have a Good Backup.
    • Prosecutor's Office investigates the murder of a family in Celaya and the death of the alleged murderer.
    • Citizens urged to avoid getting into dams or rivers in SMA.
    • Ministry of Health warns of false email about COVID-19 'vaccination card'.
    • U.S. Consular Agency in SMA accepting passport renewals.
    • Wear a Mask.
    • Happy Friday!

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 18+ year olds.

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    For more information on the Vaccinations in SMA (SMA is included in GTO, but if you want to limit the search to just SMA) see News Wire Mexico and select the location SMA and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: SMA, Health.

    Covid-19 SMA. <<-- A Facebook account is not required to read this Facebook page. The page is 'paused' but will cover local vaccinations.
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    Peso: 1 USD = 19.88 MXN. 1 CAD = 15.98 MXN.
    Weather: 54F - 78F - 55F; 12C - 26C - 13C; 5%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
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    C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox.
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    The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according to an internal presentation circulated within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the agency, acknowledged on Tuesday that vaccinated people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant carry just as much virus in the nose and throat as unvaccinated people, and may spread it just as readily, if less often. ...

    The Delta variant is more transmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, according to the document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times.
    The New York Times


    They put traffic lights up for the new supermarket less than 200 meters from those in the Underpass.
    semaforos-super1-1.jpg
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- For the new shopping center next to the underpass they closed the avenue for days to carry out work, but also they will receive TRAFFIC LIGHTS, the kind that we pay with public taxes.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    In 5 years SMA approved to build more than 10 thousand homes; most cost upwards of 105 thousand ... dollars.
    fracc-La-pilaria.png
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.– In the last 2 administrations, the real estate boom was the main "business" in San Miguel de Allende. To the Heritage City, the multi-award winner by magazines, which they named as "the best" of a list on the Internet, the one that took care of its environment, that respected its historic center and ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    They seek to avoid the closure of bars in Guanajuato due to COVID, they will make random visits.
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    The Secretary of Health, Daniel Díaz urges to respect the capacity to avoid the closure of bars and clubs in Guanajuato.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    CDC says Americans should wear masks in nearly 70% of U.S. counties.
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday that 69.3% of U.S. counties had transmission rates of COVID-19 high enough to warrant indoor masking in public spaces and should immediately resume the policy.
    Reuters

    People who have a complete COVID vaccination scheme may return to work in person: SSa.
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    The health agency established that these people are no longer at risk of becoming serious or dying from contracting COVID-19.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    AstraZeneca vaccine shipped to Canada, Mexico before adequate plant inspections.
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    Canada and Mexico imported millions of doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and offered them to the public without health officials properly inspecting the operations of the U.S. manufacturer, according to inspection records and the regulators involved.
    Reuters

    Three-year-old boy dies from Covid-19 in Celaya.
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    Guanajuato registered eight deaths in the last 24 hours due to the coronavirus, including a three-year-old child from Celaya, the Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported that the entity adds 11 thousand 342 deaths. ...

    The entity registered 217 new coronavirus infections of which León contributed 97, Salamanca 16, San Miguel de Allende 11, Valle de Santiago 10, Celaya nine, San Diego de la Unión eight, San Felipe eight, Tarandacuao seven, Juventino Rosas six, Santiago Maravatio six, Silao six, Acámbaro five, Salvatierra five, Uriangato five, Manuel Doblado four, Romita three, Yuriria three, Pénjamo two, Purisima del Rincón two, Villagrán two and Victoria one positive case. ...

    The Ministry of Health announced that 101 patients are hospitalized for coronavirus, of which nine are stable, 68 are serious and 24 are in critical condition.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    COVID hospitalizations increase 450% in Guanajuato during July.
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    On June 27, the State Health Secretariat reported 16 hospitalizations for COVID in Guanajuato, and this Wednesday, July 28, the number increased to 88.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    A schizophrenic assaulted a woman with a stick.
    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón Bautista

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - He's back to his old ways! A man who lives towards the San Luis Rey neighborhood, tried to hit a woman with a stick ... The incident occurred this July 29 on the street of Relox minutes before 10 in the morning, when out of nowhere he began to shout and hit with a wooden stick of considerable size vehicles parked in said road.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    A Pink Collar for Soleil.
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    My heart goes out to Soleil. She is a gentle, sweet, beautiful girl. Now that she is safe at the SPA, she wags her tail, softly puts her paw in your hand, and then switches paws so each can be massaged.
    Atención San Miguel

    Association "Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende" will hold a forum on the Popular Consultation.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., July 29, 2021.- On Thursday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m., a virtual forum will be held through the Facebook page "Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende", a virtual forum to discuss the Popular Consultation, Alan Contreras, Abraham Mendieta, Mario Arturo Hernández and Alina Duarte will participate.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Through the Locate your Table portal, you can locate the specific place to participate in the Popular Consultation.
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    NATIONAL. - As of today the exact location of the 57 thousand 092 receiving tables that will be installed on August 1 is available through the site "Locate your Table" (https://ubicatumesa.ine.mx), informed INE advisers.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    The Best Defense is to Have a Good Backup.
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    The big story making news over the last week has to be the colossal ransomware attacks that have affected hundreds of U.S. companies. In a blog post, the Russian-based REvil cybercrime gang all but admitted responsibility—and did so with impunity.
    Atención San Miguel

    Prosecutor's Office investigates the murder of a family in Celaya and the death of the alleged murderer.
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    CELAYA. - On Monday afternoon, in Celaya, a family was killed while they were on the road on a scooter, hours later, for on Tuesday morning the alleged murderer was killed, the General Prosecutor's Office is already investigating this case.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Citizens urged to avoid getting into dams or rivers in San Miguel de Allende.
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    After a family almost lost their lives in the waters of the Presita de Santa Rosa.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Ministry of Health warns of false email about COVID-19 'vaccination card'.
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    The federal agency urged citizens to stay informed simply through official channels so as not to fall into fake news during this third wave of coronavirus.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    U.S. Consular Agency in San Miguel accepting passport renewals.
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    Mexico News U.S. Consular Agency in San Miguel accepting passport renewals The United States Consular Agency in San Miguel de Allende is now accepting applications for renewal of some adult, regular 10-year validity passports. They will also accept applications for the exchange of limited validity emergency passports for regular full passports (within one year...
    Atención San Miguel
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Up-to-date information regarding the current coronavirus. Learn about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
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    ~~~~~
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 30, 2021
    SMA: 41 new cases have been confirmed in the last week and 60 new cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks. *

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 11 new cases. *
    • GTO: 8 new deaths, 217 new cases.
    • MEX: 381 new deaths, 19,223 new cases.

    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,906 confirmed, 9 suspected, 2,633 recovered.
    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,895 confirmed, 14 suspected, 2,633 recovered (previous).
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    The most recent Covid-19 death in SMA was reported on June 29.

    * The actual number of cases here in SMA now could be 10 or 30 or 50 times more than the official number of confirmed cases.
    There can be a lag in the reporting of official confirmed results.
    Earlier in the pandemic we could calculate an estimate of the actual number of Covid-19 cases in SMA based on the ratio of officially reported deaths and officially reported confirmed cases. That relationship has broken down with vaccines for older adults and a greater percentage of cases among younger people -- and therefore, on average, more but milder cases that never get reported and don't result in death. Based on that, I believe that the ratio of actual cases to officially confirmed cases is now even higher than before.
    I used to multiply the official cases by 22 to get an estimate of actual cases. Now, I would use a higher multiplier.
    Also see: The Actual Number of Covid-19 Cases in SMA.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in GTO.
    SMA Covid alert.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in SMA.
    SMA Covid data, averages, and graphs: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next, or the @GobSMA Twitter feed.)

    GTO: 11,342 deaths, 137,802 confirmed, 806 suspected.
    GTO: 11,334 deaths, 137,585 confirmed, 830 suspected (previous).
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities). (GTO numbers also available at Twitter @SaludGuanajuato.)

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.
    MEX: 239,997 deaths and 2,810,097 confirmed cases.
    MEX: 239,616 deaths and 2,790,874 confirmed cases (previous).

    Worldometer
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    MEX | USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 29, 2021
    Soltribe Cuisine is a new restaurant in Colonia Guadalupe. We tried them for the first time Saturday and we liked the food so much, we had more on Tuesday.

    Last Saturday I picked up some food to go. We tried the Chiken N Waffles, Buffalo wings, Nachos, Tacos, and Cheesecake. We loved everything.

    Then this Tuesday we had some food delivered. We ordered the Zucchini Noodles al Pesto, Ceviche, and once again, we got the Nachos and Cheesecake.

    The food was great! As for my favorite, I am torn between the Chiken N Waffles and the Zucchini Noodles al Pesto. I also loved the Ceviche.
    And the Nachos! I plan to order the nachos every time.
    And, of course, ... Cheesecake.

    Comfort food. Sure, OK. But, magical?

    Let's talk about the Chiken N Waffles.
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    Chiken N Waffles

    The waffle was delicious, light and had a great texture. It came with a side of syrup that we didn't use because the waffle was so good without it. The fruit topping was plentiful fresh blueberries, strawberries, and I think (I should have made notes), a sprig of mint. The breaded, boneless fried chiken tied it all together.

    But there is something else about the food ...
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    Soltribe Cuisine is located in Colonia Guadalupe near Gil's Fruteria and next door to the Little Free Library. The Little Free Library always seemed a little magical to me. Of course, as everyone knows, books are magical.

    Anyway, there is definitely magic next door in the workshop and restaurant known as Soltribe Cuisine. Inside Soltribe, the Creator and Executive Chef, Keshava Rossi and his crew transform raw ingredients into delightful comfort food. They do not use just any ingredients, though; everything is 100% plant based, 100% non-GMO and 100% gluten free. That's right! The chicken in the Chiken N Waffles is not chicken. No actual buffaloes were used in making the Buffalo Wings. The Ceviche? No actual fish. The incredible cheese sauce that comes with the nachos? All plant-based; no dairy and no cheese in the cheesecake.

    As their website says, "Serving Conscious Vegan Comfort Food, Made From Scratch & Always Delicious."

    Here are more photos of their delicious and beautiful food from their website.
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    Buffalo Wings with or without Ceasar salad

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    Wild Mushroom Ceviche

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    Baja Cauli Fish Tacos

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    Zucchini Noodles al Pesto

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    Queso and Ranch Sauce

    Not pictured, but do not miss, the Nachos! They come with a cheese sauce, black beans and some killer salsas!

    Buffalo Wings was the weekly special last week and the Zucchini Noodles al Pesto is the weekly special this week.

    You can dine in or get food to go or delivered.

    Facebook | Website | Google Maps | Standard Menu
    Check the Facebook page for the weekly specials or other updates.

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    The Magician / Creator / Chef who transforms cauliflower into chiken.

    Julián Carrillo 5A, Colonia Guadalupe
    37710 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

    Monday: Closed.
    Tuesday - Thursday: 1 pm - 8 pm.
    Friday - Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm.

    English / Spanish
    +52 415 215 3574 Cellular and Whatsapp. (You can order delivery via Whatsapp.)
    +52 415 688 3881 Local.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 29, 2021
    SMA: 31 new cases have been confirmed in the last week and 49 new cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks. *

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 3 new cases. *
    • GTO: 2 new deaths, 228 new cases.
    • MEX: 537 new deaths, 19,028 new cases.

    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,895 confirmed, 14 suspected, 2,633 recovered.
    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,892 confirmed, 17 suspected, 2,632 recovered (previous).
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    The most recent Covid-19 death in SMA was reported on June 29.

    * The actual number of cases here in SMA now could be 10 or 30 or 50 times more than the official number of confirmed cases.
    There can be a lag in the reporting of official confirmed results.
    Earlier in the pandemic we could calculate an estimate of the actual number of Covid-19 cases in SMA based on the ratio of officially reported deaths and officially reported confirmed cases. That relationship has broken down with vaccines for older adults and a greater percentage of cases among younger people -- and therefore, on average, more but milder cases that never get reported and don't result in death. Based on that, I believe that the ratio of actual cases to officially confirmed cases is now even higher than before.
    I used to multiply the official cases by 22 to get an estimate of actual cases. Now, I would use a higher multiplier.
    Also see: The Actual Number of Covid-19 Cases in SMA.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in GTO.
    SMA Covid alert.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in SMA.
    SMA Covid data, averages, and graphs: Google Spreadsheet.
    17wzljpqd047jzke.jpeg
    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next, or the @GobSMA Twitter feed.)

    GTO: 11,334 deaths, 137,585 confirmed, 830 suspected.
    GTO: 11,332 deaths, 137,357 confirmed, 880 suspected (previous).
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities). (GTO numbers also available at Twitter @SaludGuanajuato.)

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.
    MEX: 239,616 deaths and 2,790,874 confirmed cases.
    MEX: 239,079 deaths and 2,771,846 confirmed cases (previous).

    Worldometer
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    MEX | USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
    ~~~~~
    Scott Gottlieb, MD in the video above: Senior Fellow AEI. Partner NEA. Contributor CNBC. 23rd Commissioner US_FDA 2017 to 2019. Boards: Pfizer, Illumina, AetionInc, TempusLabs.
    ~~~~~
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 28, 2021
    SMA: 28 new cases have been confirmed in the last week and 47 new cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks.

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 8 new cases.
    • GTO: 1 new deaths, 226 new cases.
    • MEX: 484 new deaths, 17,408 new cases.

    (In the US) "We might be picking up something on the order of 1 in 10 or 1 in 20 infections right now ..."
    The actual number of cases here in SMA now could be 10 or 30 or 50 times more than the official number of confirmed cases*.

    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,892 confirmed, 17 suspected, 2,632 recovered.
    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,884 confirmed, 7 suspected, 2,632 recovered (previous).
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    There can be a lag in the reporting of official confirmed results.
    The most recent Covid-19 death in SMA was reported on June 29.
    * Earlier in the pandemic we could calculate an estimate of the actual number of Covid-19 cases in SMA based on the ratio of officially reported deaths and officially reported confirmed cases. That relationship has broken down with vaccines for older adults and a greater percentage of cases among younger people -- and therefore, on average, more but milder cases that never get reported and don't result in death. Based on that, I believe that the ratio of actual cases to officially confirmed cases is now even higher than before. I used to multiply the official cases by 22 to get an estimate of actual cases. Now, I would use a higher multiplier.
    Also see: The Actual Number of Covid-19 Cases in SMA.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in GTO.
    SMA Covid data, averages, and graphs: Google Spreadsheet.
    adrrimk21cl23q5n.jpeg
    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next, or the @GobSMA Twitter feed.)

    GTO: 11,332 deaths, 137,357 confirmed, 880 suspected.
    GTO: 11,331 deaths, 137,131 confirmed, 756 suspected (previous).
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities). (GTO numbers also available at Twitter @SaludGuanajuato.)

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.
    MEX: 239,079 deaths and 2,771,846 confirmed cases.
    MEX: 238,595 deaths and 2,754,438 confirmed cases (previous).

    Worldometer
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    MEX | USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
    ~~~~~
    Scott Gottlieb, MD in the video above: Senior Fellow AEI. Partner NEA. Contributor CNBC. 23rd Commissioner US_FDA 2017 to 2019. Boards: Pfizer, Illumina, AetionInc, TempusLabs.
    ~~~~~
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 27, 2021
    SMA: 23 new cases have been confirmed in the last week and 39 new cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks.

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 9 new cases.
    • GTO: 2 new deaths, 212 new cases.
    • MEX: 171 new deaths, 5,920 new cases.

    (In the US) "We might be picking up something on the order of 1 in 10 or 1 in 20 infections right now ..."
    The actual number of cases here in SMA now could be 10 or 30 or 50 times more than the official number of confirmed cases*.

    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,884 confirmed, 7 suspected, 2,632 recovered.
    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,875 confirmed, 7 suspected, 2,631 recovered (previous).
    a8eqvnamvhmwei68.png
    There can be a lag in the reporting of official confirmed results.
    The most recent Covid-19 death in SMA was reported on June 29.
    * Earlier in the pandemic we could calculate an estimate of the actual number of Covid-19 cases in SMA based on the ratio of officially reported deaths and officially reported confirmed cases. That relationship has broken down with vaccines for older adults and a greater percentage of cases among younger people -- and therefore, on average, more but milder cases that never get reported and don't result in death. Based on that, I believe that the ratio of actual cases to officially confirmed cases is now even higher than before. I used to multiply the official cases by 22 to get an estimate of actual cases. Now, I would use a higher multiplier.
    Also see: The Actual Number of Covid-19 Cases in SMA.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in GTO.
    SMA Covid data, averages, and graphs: Google Spreadsheet.
    myx9g46i931p4wnq.jpeg
    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next, or the @GobSMA Twitter feed.)

    GTO: 11,331 deaths, 137,131 confirmed, 756 suspected.
    GTO: 11,329 deaths, 136,919 confirmed, 712 suspected (previous).
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities). (GTO numbers also available at Twitter @SaludGuanajuato.)

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
    saeiqi6z0r36j1nu.png
    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.
    MEX: 238,595 deaths and 2,754,438 confirmed cases.
    MEX: 238,424 deaths and 2,748,518 confirmed cases (previous).

    Worldometer
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    MEX | USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
    ~~~~~
    Scott Gottlieb, MD in the video above: Senior Fellow AEI. Partner NEA. Contributor CNBC. 23rd Commissioner US_FDA 2017 to 2019. Boards: Pfizer, Illumina, AetionInc, TempusLabs.
    ~~~~~
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  • Glenn Wilson
    July 26, 2021
    SMA: 14 new cases have been confirmed in the last week and 31 new cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks.

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 5 new cases.
    • GTO: 5 new death, 193 new cases.
    • MEX: 108 new deaths, 6,535 new cases.

    (In the US) "We might be picking up something on the order of 1 in 10 or 1 in 20 infections right now ..."
    The actual number of cases here in SMA now could be 10 or 30 or 50 times more than the official number of confirmed cases*.

    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,875 confirmed, 7 suspected, 2,631 recovered.
    SMA: 220 deaths, 2,870 confirmed, 7 suspected, 2,626 recovered (previous).
    b2xnx4lzp5tnijv5.png
    There can be a lag in the reporting of official confirmed results.
    The most recent Covid-19 death in SMA was reported on June 29.
    * Earlier in the pandemic we could calculate an estimate of the actual number of Covid-19 cases in SMA based on the ratio of officially reported deaths and officially reported confirmed cases. That relationship has broken down with vaccines for older adults and a greater percentage of cases among younger people -- and therefore, on average, more but milder cases that never get reported and don't result in death. Based on that, I believe that the ratio of actual cases to officially confirmed cases is now even higher than before. I used to multiply the official cases by 22 to get an estimate of actual cases. Now, I would use a higher multiplier.
    Also see: The Actual Number of Covid-19 Cases in SMA.
    The Delta Variant and the Covid Third Wave in GTO.
    SMA Covid data, averages, and graphs: Google Spreadsheet.
    8sta83cdx0qsxqoq.jpeg
    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next, or the @GobSMA Twitter feed.)

    GTO: 11,329 deaths, 136,919 confirmed, 712 suspected.
    GTO: 11,324 deaths, 136,726 confirmed, 709 suspected (previous).
    ma53re79q1ec0prk.png
    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities). (GTO numbers also available at Twitter @SaludGuanajuato.)

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
    vbdvaoseu398hn4v.png
    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.
    MEX: 238,424 deaths and 2,748,518 confirmed cases.
    MEX: 238,316 deaths and 2,741,983 confirmed cases (previous).

    Worldometer
    pkxrh0tn5apfv41n.png
    fzl8dvlrtajfzfqz.png

    MEX | USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
    ~~~~~
    Scott Gottlieb, MD in the video above: Senior Fellow AEI. Partner NEA. Contributor CNBC. 23rd Commissioner US_FDA 2017 to 2019. Boards: Pfizer, Illumina, AetionInc, TempusLabs.
    ~~~~~
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