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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • 2021 begins with 43 deaths from Covid-19 in GTO.
    • SMA receives 2021 with a virtual pyrotecnia show.
    • Doctor denounced "influentialism" among IMSS directors to apply the vaccine against COVID-19.
    • "We prioritize front-line workers": The IMSS responded.
    • Homeless people live in anonymity, between cold and loneliness.
    • Not even the drivers use the mask: there are already 71 fined.
    • Celaya celebrates its 450th anniversary of having been founded.
    • A great earthquake, hurricanes and even a meteorite: how Mexico got through one of the most complex years in its history.
    • Daniel Emiliano was born, the first baby of the IMSS in 2021.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Snow day.

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    2021 begins with 43 deaths from Covid-19 in Guanajuato.
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    Guanajuato began 2021 with the report of 43 people killed by Covid-1, with which the state registers an accumulated 5,685 deaths due to the effects that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has caused in their bodies.

    The report included the death of two young women, one 18 years old and originally from San Francisco del Rincón, as well as one more than 26 years old and originally from Guanajuato, the latter with no history of diseases, which shows that the virus does not respect people's ages, as it attacks equally.

    Of the 43 people who died, six were originally from Celaya, five from Purísma del Rincón, cato de Salamanca, four from San Francisco del Rincón, four more from Irapuato and another four from León, while in Salvatierra, Pénjamo and Valle de Santiago they were two deaths were reported in each municipality, while in Villagrán, San Miguel de Allende, Apaseo el Grande, Santiago Maravatío, Romita, Silao, Guanajuato capital, Acámbaro, Cortazar and Moroleón, one death was reported in each municipality.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    See also: Coronavirus Dashboard January 2, 2021



    San Miguel de Allende receives 2021 with a virtual pyrotecnia show.
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 1, 2021.- With a musical celebration illuminated with fireworks, San Miguel de Allende welcomes 2021. The municipal president, Luis Alberto Villarreal García in a message spread on social networks thanked San Miguel for their effort and solidarity in the face of the covid-19 pandemic.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    Doctor denounced "influentialism" among IMSS directors to apply the vaccine against COVID-19.
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    The doctor from the Hospital de Pediatría del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, resigned her position in protest because administrative personnel are being inoculated, leaving out those who care for patients infected with the SARS CoV-2 virus
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    "We prioritize front-line workers": The IMSS responded to accusations of "gandallismo"
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    On Friday, January 1, the Mexican Institute of Social Security gave a response to the accusations of influentialism that a doctor of the institution made public the day before. The answer was presented in a video by Rocío Cárdenas Navarrete, director of the Pediatric Hospital of the IMSS Siglo XXI National Medical Center, where the doctor worked.

    In the video, the board alleges that the whistleblower specialist had stopped working on COVID equipment since October. "However, she was already scheduled to receive the vaccine in the first days of January 2021," he said.

    The doctor who made the accusation explained that on December 31, she was assigned again to the respiratory area. “There are already vaccinated personnel that could be considered to enter to do these tasks. And when I requested that someone who has already been vaccinated be considered, they threatened me that they would accuse me of abandoning work," she said.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Homeless people live in anonymity, between cold and loneliness.
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    León.- Outside of society, forgotten and unidentified is the image that for many projects leoneses each of the 91 people on the streets (according to count DIF municipal). Correo took a deeper approach to know, first-hand, the stories of some of these urban characters, who have become part of the environment of the streets in the city.
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Not even the drivers use the mask: there are already 71 fined.
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    Guanajuato.- To date, there have been 71 fines to public transport truck drivers in the capital for not complying with the recommendation measures by not wearing the mask or not wearing it correctly and by uploading more passengers than currently allowed, thus promoting agglomeration passengers and expose users to the risk of contagion from Covid-19 .
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Celaya celebrates its 450th anniversary of having been founded.
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    Celaya.- This January 1st, Celaya celebrates the 450th anniversary of obtaining its founding act. Unfortunately, due to the contingency, this year the people in the city did not carry out any act allusive to the date, nor the placement of any wreath or civic act.

    For years there has been a controversy over the actual date on which Celaya was founded , since it is traditionally celebrated on October 12, however, it was until January 1, 1571 that the founding act was issued.
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    A great earthquake, hurricanes and even a meteorite: how Mexico got through one of the most complex years in its history.
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    In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic that is shaking the world, Mexico has endured this year the harsh onslaught of nature.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Daniel Emiliano was born, the first baby of the IMSS in 2021.
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    The delivery was carried out under strict sanitary protection measures against COVID-19.

    At dawn this Friday, Daniel Emiliano was born, the first baby of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in 2021. The place of birth was at Hospital de Gineco-Obstetricia No. 4 in Tizapán, San Ángel, at 00: 00 hours with one second.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    Last updated December 29, 2020.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Lastest updates:
    • Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update (December 11, 2020).
    • Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19 (Updated November 25, 2020).
    • Change in Availability of American Citizen Services (October 20, 2020).
    • 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).
    • 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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    From the COVID FB SMA page
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    Testing for COVID-19
    See: What to do if you think you might have COVID-19?
    Personal, free, covid testing and screening help.

    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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