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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Welcome back to La Biblioteca!
    • GTO exceeds 46 thousand infections of Covid-19.
    • SMA prepares to remember the dead among the living.
    • Patronages of the Parks is approved in committee.
    • Only 8% of recovered Covid-19 patients in GTO developed antibodies.
    • In SMA, the sculptures add to the fight against cancer.
    • Upcoming International Writers’ Conference to be held Online.
    • Neighbors of Infonavit La Luz question the passage of rainwater work.
    • Cofepris alert about the theft from the IMSS of more than 10,000 doses of influenza vaccine.
    • Writers’ Conference Presents Joseph Boyden and a Memoir Panel.
    • At the end of November, a pharmaceutical company could have its vaccine against Covid ready.
    • Daniel Velazquez shares objectives of the new AHSMA committee to promote the sector in these times of crisis.
    • This was the staircase in the Cerro de Las Tres Cruces, the one that SAPASMA destroyed to make a water tank.
    • Iconic sculptures add to the commemoration of the month of the fight against breast cancer.
    • Guanajuato medical personnel recognized for delivery during pandemic.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Clogged sink.

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    Welcome back to La Biblioteca!
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    Our doors were closed for a lot longer than we ever imagined when the Covid-19 pandemic spread around the world. As an institution, we did our part in the overall effort to stem the spread of the virus in our community, while trying to maintain some form of normality within our walls.
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    Guanajuato exceeds 46 thousand infections of Covid-19.
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    For the second day in a row, Guanajuato was about to reach 300 Covid-19 infections, because on Friday the Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported 298 positive cases of coronavirus, where León, Celaya and Irapuato were the municipalities with the most people infected with the virus. ...

    With these 298 infections, Guanajuato exceeded 46 thousand cases , since in total there are already 46 thousand 83 accumulated in the entity, of which 1,650 are currently active.

    In addition, the Guanajuato Ministry of Health reported that 13 more deaths were registered by Covid-19, of which six were from people from León, two more from people from Salamanca, while in Juventino Rosas, Comonfort, San Luis de la Paz , Celaya and Uriangato also reported a deceased person.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    They prepare in San Miguel de Allende to remember the dead among the living.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- The Day of the Dead is approaching. The ancient tradition that remembers with offerings and altars those who have departed and whose origins go back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico, is celebrated in a special and different way in every corner of the country.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    The constitution of the Patronages of the Juárez and Zeferino Gutiérrez Parks is approved in committee.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., October 16, 2020. This afternoon the approval of the regulation to establish the boards of the Benito Juárez and Zeferino Gutiérrez parks was discussed, in the Government, Human Rights and Public Safety Commission, it was accepted by majority, the municipality indicates that the Parks will continue to be free.

    Through a statement, the San Miguel de Allende city council indicated that if approved in plenary session, the boards of trustees will be able to manage resources before the state, the federation and other public bodies to guarantee that these spaces are sustainable and can be permanently maintained properly. thanks to the participation of citizens.

    During the discussion of the regulation, in which citizens participated, it was clarified that the City Council will continue to be the highest authority that governs the parks, which until now are administered directly by the municipal government.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Commission approves raising regulations to create Patronages for Juárez Park and the Heart District.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.– In a hurry and in the presence of representatives of civil society, the council members who make up the Government, Human Rights and Public Security Commission of San Miguel de Allende, approved with 3 votes in favor and 2 against the new Regulation of Parks.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Only 8% of recovered Covid-19 patients in GTO developed antibodies.
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    Guanajuato is the first state with unsatisfactory preliminary results in the studies carried out on patients infected by Covid-19, and who recovered. Out of 20 thousand patients infected by Covid-19 and recovered, that were studied, only 8% developed antibodies and may be immune to the virus, reported Daniel Díaz Martínez, Secretary of State Health, during the weekly press conference.

    He also invited the most vulnerable population, which are cancer patients, pregnant women, older adults, HIV patients, children under 5 years old and over 60 years old, to apply the influenza vaccine, to prevent the problem from worsening with the coronavirus during the winter season. He recalled that last year 21 Guanajuatenses died from this cause, of which 20 did not apply the dose.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    In San Miguel de Allende, the sculptures add to the fight against cancer.
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    By: Ana Barrón October 16, 2020 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- Within the framework of the World Day of the Fight Against Breast Cancer, celebrated on October 19, they placed pink masks on the iconic sculptures of the municipality, as part of the sensitization and awareness campaign carried out during this ...
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    Upcoming International Writers’ Conference to be held Online.
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    The 16th San Miguel International Writers’ Conference, organized by a local NGO, started on Oct 11. The conference, which will be held online in a 6-month series, is devoted to readers, writers, and everything related to books. It has become one of the most sought after, prestigious literary events in the world.
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    Neighbors of Infonavit La Luz question the passage of rainwater work.
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    They want to know the line and how it will affect them in the short, medium and long term due to drainage problems.
    By: Antonieta Herrera Rubio
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, GTO., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020.- Rainwater Project, to channel rainwater from new subdivisions, would have the infonavit La luz, neighbors say they want to know the project and know the effects .

    “On Monday (October 12, 2020) they came to inform me that in the neighborhood, they (Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works) think to insert a drainage pipe of more than one meter in diameter, they think they will cross it all over the street of Pirul and lead the way ahead of the arch, which we do not see as feasible, "said Benjamin González.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Cofepris alert about the theft from the IMSS of more than 10,000 doses of influenza vaccine.
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    On October 12, a truck belonging to the company responsible for the distribution of vaccines was stolen.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Writers’ Conference Presents Joseph Boyden and a Memoir Panel.
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    Most of us living in Mexico are in closer contact with active indigenous communities than we were before we moved here. Celebrated Canadian writer Joseph Boyden writes about the First Nations people of Canada, with themes similar to all indigenous groups.
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    At the end of November, a pharmaceutical company could have its vaccine against Covid ready.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - Pfizer, one of the three pharmaceutical companies with which Mexico signed an agreement on October 13 to ensure vaccines against Covid 19, (Astrazeneca and Cansino are the other two) announces that its vaccine could be ready by the end of November. The announcement was made to ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    But see: Pfizer may win the COVID vaccine race. But distributing it could be another matter.

    Daniel Velazquez shares objectives of the new AHSMA committee to promote the sector in these times of crisis.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - Last Friday, October 9, the change of committee for the 2020-2022 period of the Hotel Association took place, Jorge Olalde was appointed president to Daniel Velazquez of the Hotel La Estación.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    This was the staircase in the Cerro de Las Tres Cruces, the one that SAPASMA destroyed to make a water tank.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- The pre-Hispanic staircase that led to the Ceremonial Center of the Three Crosses, no longer exists today.

    With a backhoe they removed the stones that were part of the mound that the satellite view of Google Maps left for the memory of how it was before ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Iconic sculptures add to the commemoration of the month of the fight against breast cancer.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., October 16, 2020.- Within the framework of the World Day to Fight Breast Cancer, celebrated on October 19, pink masks were placed on the iconic sculptures of the municipality, as part of the sensitization and awareness campaign carried out during this "Pink Month" ...
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato medical personnel recognized for delivery during pandemic.
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    GUANAJUATO. - The Governor of the State, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, announced an economic stimulus of approximately 100 million pesos to the almost 20 thousand workers of the Ministry of Health for their work against COVID-19.
    News San Miguel (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.
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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.
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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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