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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • The civil hospital of SMA is full.
    • Deaths from Covid-19 in GTO.
    • ‘We don’t want to see you here:’ doctors plead with public.
    • They urge not to give pets on this Three Kings Day.
    • Continues delivery of support from the “housing improvement” program.
    • Ask Dr. Alan: Active Listening.
    • Living in an Upended World: Goodbye, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu!
    • Trash collectors raise concerns about handling Covid-infected waste.
    • Interjet’s planes will remain on the ground till January 31.
    • Yesterday afternoon, Héctor, Rodrigo and Ramón dressed as kings and became the wise men of the night.
    • Under protection bishop of Celaya for possible contagion of Coronavirus.
    • Plasma transfusion, no evidence of relief to Covid-19 patients.
    • Covid vaccinations have produced 110 allergic reactions, one severe.
    • Deputy health minister defends vacation in Oaxaca beach destination.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Kitten rescue.

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    The civil hospital of San Miguel de Allende is saturated, right now there is no space to attend to more patients.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The Civil Hospital of San Miguel is saturated, given the increase in the number of Covid 19 cases in the last month, which has shot up to 20, this morning it woke up with 9 hospitalized and without physical space to care for more patients.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Deaths from Covid-19 on Guanajuato.
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    The SARS-CoV-2 virus has started quite aggressive with Guanajuato, since now 47 more deaths have been reported due to Covid-19, with which the state reached 5,866 deaths from the coronavirus.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    ‘We don’t want to see you here:’ doctors plead with public to remain at home.
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    Doctors and nurses at two CDMX hospitals appeared in a video urging people to stay at home to stop transmission of the coronavirus.
    Mexico News Daily

    They urge not to give pets on this Three Kings Day.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - The Municipal Government through the Canine Control Center attached to the Directorate of Public Services and Quality of Life calls on the public not to give pets during special dates to eradicate the increase in abandonments.

    After the December celebrations and the "Three Kings Day" it is common for cases of animal abandonment to increase in the first half of the year, since many times, both dogs and cats are used as "gifts" and those who receive them are not prepared to take responsibility for caring for them.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Continues delivery of support from the “housing improvement” program.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 5, 2021. - Thanks to the "Housing Improvement" program, more than 50 families were benefited with a cistern for storing water in their homes.

    Through the Directorate of Welfare and Social Development, the Municipal Government headed by President Luis Alberto Villarreal García delivered these support to the inhabitants of the communities of Cerrito de Los Chávez, San José de la Posta, Alcocer, Guadalupe de Támbula, Cerritos and Moral of Puerto de Nieto.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    Ask Dr. Alan: Active Listening.
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    I have been accused by a very close friend of not properly paying attention to, or really listening to her when she speaks to me. I feel like I’m listening, but how do I convince her that I am?
    Atención San Miguel

    Living in an Upended World: Goodbye, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu!
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    Recently I saw a clever comment about this year’s final celebration: “I definitely intend to stay up past midnight this New Year’s Eve. Not so much to welcome the New Year, as to make sure that 2020 leaves!”
    Atención San Miguel

    Trash collectors raise concerns about handling Covid-infected waste.
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    The workers are raising concerns that they are at risk of contracting Covid-19 from garbage contaminated by victims who are treated at home.
    Mexico News Daily

    Interjet’s planes will remain on the ground till January 31.
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    The beleaguered airline has announced the cancelation of all its flights in January, attributing the decision to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Mexico News Daily

    Yesterday afternoon, Héctor, Rodrigo and Ramón dressed as kings and became the wise men of the night.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - At 6 o'clock in the afternoon yesterday, Héctor, Rodrigo and Ramón dressed up as kings, got into a truck that a neighbor lent them and became the Three Wise Men of the night. They brought 250 balls, about 30 kilograms of sweets and more than 100 ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Under protection bishop of Celaya for possible contagion of Coronavirus.
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    Monsignor Benjamín Castillo Plascencia attended the Covid test after he felt bad since December 20
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Plasma transfusion, no evidence of relief to Covid-19 patients.
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    Gerardo Torres Salgado, Director of the State Center for Transfusion Medicine of the State of Guanajuato (CEMT), confirmed that the Experimental Plasma Donation Program is no longer being carried out in the treatment of patients with Covid-19, because scientific evidence showed that it does not work; however, in Guanajuato, of 80 patients who used this treatment, 48 had improvement, but considering other factors for their recovery.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Covid vaccinations have produced 110 allergic reactions, one severe.
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    80% of the allergic reactions have been mild and only five people needed hospitalization, four of whom were discharged in a matter of hours.
    Mexico News Daily

    Deputy health minister defends vacation in Oaxaca beach destination.
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    Amid heavy criticism, Mexico's coronavirus czar on Monday defended his decision to travel to the coast of Oaxaca for New Year's.
    Mexico News Daily
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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
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)

    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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    List of Health First Certified Establishments.
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    Wear a Mask.
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