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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • SMA exceeds 600 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19.
    • Expatriates Will Have Free Access to Flu Vaccine.
    • City council snubs invitation to dialogue on the creation of boards.
    • Communities and the government collaborate to improve public spaces.
    • El Sindicato to Present a Theatrical Opera.
    • Lawsuits and contempt with millionaire costs, the payment of the decisions made by the SMA Cabildo.
    • Food and Culture: Nutrient-Rich Black Beans.
    • DIF San Miguel de Allende receives three tons of frozen chicken.
    • Holiday Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers!
    • CONAGUA Guanajuato urges to denounce alleged extortion attempts on behalf of the agency.
    • They share a survey to measure the needs of public transport in San Miguel.
    • SSG announces application of another 325 thousand influenza vaccines in the state.
    • Patitas de Humanidad invites you to participate in its 'Responsible Adoption Campaign'
    • Work on Cerro de las Tres Cruces in San Miguel de Allende is closed.
    • Secretary of Tourism Invites Visitors to Continue Creating Stories in San Miguel.
    • The last part of the FORTASEG corresponding to 2020 arrives in San Miguel de Allende.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
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    San Miguel de Allende exceeds 600 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., October 15, 2020. - The municipality of San Miguel de Allende exceeded 600 confirmed positive cases, in the last week three patients have died, and there are already 35 deaths.

    The Guanajuato Secretariat of Health reported on October 10 the death of a 63-year-old woman in the General Hospital of this city as a result of Covid-19, she suffered from comorbidities.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Expatriates Will Have Free Access to Flu Vaccine.
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    The Guanajuato Department of Hygiene has an estimated 35,000 free influenza vaccinations available for San Miguel de Allende residents. Jorge Vidargas, director of Sanitary Jurisdiction II, said that the vaccinations would cost between 2,000 and 3,000 pesos each in a private clinic or pharmacy.
    Atención San Miguel

    City council snubs invitation to dialogue on the creation of boards.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., October 15, 2020. - Only the Councilor Helio Bastien attended the call made by citizens to discuss the creation of boards to manage the Juárez and Zeferino Gutiérrez Parks. In a letter, the Councilor Humberto Campos criticized in more than 20 years no citizen has given a single peso, a statement denied by those present.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Communities and the government collaborate to improve public spaces.
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    One of the largest migrant communities in San Miguel is La Talega. Don Rutilio Hernández, representative of the community, says it was founded in the mid-1700s. There, the Holy Cross, San Isidro Labrador, and San José are venerated.
    Atención San Miguel

    El Sindicato to Present a Theatrical Opera.
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    The community cultural center, El Sindicato, will offer the theatrical opera "Fireflies do not Fly" as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. The performance will be free of charge and all the health protocols established by the municipal government will be observed.
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    Lawsuits and contempt with millionaire costs, the payment of the decisions made by the SMA Cabildo.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Raising your hand in the City Council Sessions and not paying attention to the sensitive issues to be resolved, has led the members of this Council to be accused of contempt and to be summoned before the State Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office for lawsuits ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Food and Culture: Nutrient-Rich Black Beans.
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    Recipes come in many forms, but defining elements have universal implications when they resonate deeply enough. These excellent vegetarian burgers are loaded with black bean nutrients and intense flavor!
    Atención San Miguel

    DIF San Miguel de Allende receives three tons of frozen chicken.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. The System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF) received the first of the tons that the Bachoco company will donate during the next 3 weeks. A total of 1,500 families will benefit. The donation will be delivered in packages of 2 kilos per family.
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.

    Holiday Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers!
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    Right about now, you are probably starting to wonder what to do about your gift list for the holidays, made more complicated by COVID-19. We have the perfect solution for you! Celebrate Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Día de Reyes with the gift of an “In Honor Of” donation to the SPA. Supporting the SPA is a great way to make the gift-giver, gift-recipient, and the SPA feel happy!
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    CONAGUA Guanajuato urges to denounce alleged extortion attempts on behalf of the agency.
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    CELAYA. - The local leadership of the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) in Guanajuato, has identified alleged extortion attempts on behalf of the agency, for which it urges the population to report.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    They share a survey to measure the needs of public transport in San Miguel.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - Carriers are measuring the needs of public transport in San Miguel, they share a survey for users to see and answer. It is a short survey to find out how users of public transport rate the service of the units, from music, ventilation, lighting, ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    SSG announces application of another 325 thousand influenza vaccines in the state.
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    The goal is to have the highest number of vaccinated before December.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Patitas de Humanidad invites you to participate in its 'Responsible Adoption Campaign'
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - Through the Awareness Campaign Against Animal Abuse, which Patitas de Humanidad SMA carries out on a permanent basis to raise awareness in the municipality, it will start with responsible adoption events once a month. The first event in this way will take place on ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Work on Cerro de las Tres Cruces in San Miguel de Allende is closed.
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    Staff of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) prevent the construction of a water storage tank near the ceremonial area.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Secretary of Tourism Invites Visitors to Continue Creating Stories in San Miguel.
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    Guanajuato’s Secretary of Tourism, Juan José Álvarez, visited the city on Oct. 6 as part of a formal tourism reactivation event called “Guanajuato, Live Great Stories,” to deliver a metal structure he described as the state’s new tourism brand. This “is a whirlpool of colors, smells, flavors, culture, history, and tradition to the people,” he said, and represents the pride of being from Guanajuato.
    Atención San Miguel

    The last part of the FORTASEG corresponding to 2020 arrives in San Miguel de Allende.
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    By: Ana Barrón October 15, 2020 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- The Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, notified that San Miguel de Allende met 100% of the goals established in the adhesion agreement for the granting of the subsidy from the Security Strengthening Program (FORTASEG).
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Lastest updates:
    • Video: U. S. Consular Agent. Ericka Montez Ruiz, Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende Oct 13.
    • SMA Consular Agency resuming limited in person services by October 13 (Posted October 10, 2020).
    • Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 24, 2020).
    • Subject: Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020).
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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.
    Home and Care Guide
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    COVID Testing Policy Change
    Beginning next week, SMA will offer free testing for all patients who meet symptomatic criteria.

    Please reach out to Joey Merrifield and she can screen you and help you with the process.
    Covid-19 SMA Oct 14

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    From the COVID FB SMA page
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)

    Seasonal Flu Shots
    Part 1: About Seasonal Flu and Influenza Vaccines.
    Part 2: Types of Flu Vaccines.
    Part 3: Flu Vaccine Availability in SMA.
    More on Flu Vaccines….. ≥65 years.

    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
    ... Based on our clinical experience we feel confident in saying that some people have had false negative tests. This should come as no surprise given the data - see below. This has occurred at every private lab we have used and the government lab too. ...

    To sum up, most health care providers now lean towards making a clinical diagnosis, ruling in positive patients based on their symptoms and history of exposure, rather than ruling out patients on the basis of the negative tests. It would be smart for all of us to follow this logic to avoid being misled by a false negative result.
    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
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    If ANYONE tells you that a blood test of any kind can diagnose an active COVID-19 infection in SMA, they are DEAD WRONG.
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