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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Mexico: a new high for infections in this third wave.
    • Five Mexican states exceed 50% of their hospital capacity.
    • "Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende" will hold a forum for citizen participation on "noise and health"
    • US extends border restrictions for another month.
    • Americas are facing pandemic of the unvaccinated.
    • Professional Golf Tour Supports Casita Linda and San Miguel Viejo Families.
    • Covid infections do not cease in GTO.
    • Road work in Los Frailes will be delivered at the end of August.
    • Potholes at the intersection of Bulevar de la Conspiración corner with Libramiento.
    • Third wave of infections will be due to new variants of coronavirus.
    • Confinement damages students' mental health.
    • Mexico, first place in orphans by COVID-19 death rate: The Lancet.
    • Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds.
    • They find a lifeless body in the Colonia Nuevo Tenochtitlan.
    • A man was murdered in Colonia San Luis Rey.
    • Rogelio's life lasted only 25 years; ended up in the middle of the highway to Marroquín, wrapped in a red blanket.
    • No closures of public spaces despite Covid wave. ‘People are tired of it,’ says minister.
    • New red traffic light: why there would no longer be a total closure of activities.
    • Get vaccinated in your municipality, you could be denied the vaccine in another.
    • Movie night.

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    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
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    Coronavirus in Mexico: 15,198 new infections were registered, the highest number of the third wave.
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    This number of infected is the highest since the beginning of the "third wave", since the last time that more than 15 thousand cases were registered was on January 30, when there were 15,337 infected.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Third wave of COVID-19 in Mexico: five states already exceed 50% of their hospital capacity.
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    13,853 new infections were registered, the highest number since February, in addition, in the last 24 hours 341 new deaths were reported.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    "Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende" will hold a forum for citizen participation on "noise and health"
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., July 21, 2021.- The civil organization "Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende" will hold on July 22 at 7:00 p.m., a virtual forum through its Facebook page to discuss " noise and health ”in the heritage city.

    "We are concerned about the breach of the rule on noise pollution limits in the city, extension of hours for bars and canteens, terraces with parties and noise until dawn, lack of covid protocols to receive tourism ... That is why this will be carried out important citizen forum ”: Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende.

    The economic reactivation has led to an increase in the noise level in the heritage city. The Government of San Miguel de Allende, arguing that it is necessary to promote economic activities, has decided to increase the hours of bars and clubs until 5 am, a decision that will impact San Miguel residents not only on health due to noise pollution, but in the own security.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    US extends border closure for another month, restricting nonessential travel.
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    The U.S. government extended the closure of land borders with Mexico and Canada to nonessential travel such as tourism through August 21. ...

    The review comes amid increasing concern among U.S. officials about the Delta variant. U.S. health officials have reported sizable increases in Covid-19 cases and deaths, with outbreaks occurring in parts of the country with low vaccination rates.
    Mexico News Daily

    Mexico says Delta COVID-19 variant, rising cases complicated reopening U.S.-Mexico border.
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    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday that the Delta COVID-19 variant and an increase in coronavirus cases has complicated a reopening of the U.S.-Mexico land border to non-essential travel.
    Reuters

    Americas are facing pandemic of the unvaccinated, PAHO says.
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    The Americas are facing a pandemic of the unvaccinated, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, as it warned that countries with low inoculation rates are seeing increases in COVID-19 and repeated a call for vaccine donations. ...

    Just 15 percent of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully vaccinated, she said, adding that figure obscures that some countries like Honduras and Haiti have yet to reach even 1% inoculation.
    Reuters
    GW: My guesstimate is that not much more than 15 percent of the people in SMA have been fully vaccinated. About 22% of SMA (those 50 and older) has had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated here in SMA and not everyone took advantage of that opportunity. The 22% figure does not include teachers, medical professionals and folks that got fully vaccinated elsewhere.

    Professional Golf Tour Supports Casita Linda and San Miguel Viejo Families.
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    By Catherine Marenghi

    Casita Linda, a non-profit organization that builds homes for the most needy families in San Miguel de Allende, announced today that it has received a donation of 16 new mattresses and cash from golf professionals and executives of the Professional Golf Tour.
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    Covid infections do not cease in Guanajuato.
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    The contagion of Covid-19 in the state does not stop and in just one day, 182 new cases were reported in the state. ...

    In addition, the Ministry of Health reported the death of two women due to Covid-19, one 27 years old and the other 62 years old, which shows that the coronavirus does not distinguish between ages for infections or to cause deaths.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Road work in Los Frailes will be delivered at the end of August: municipality.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The road works at the entrance of Los Frailes do not stop ..., there are few personnel working there and they do it too slowly.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Potholes at the intersection of Bulevar de la Conspiración corner with Libramiento.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - At the traffic light crossing of Bulevar de la Conspiración, on the corner with Libramiento Manuel Zavala, the road is in very bad condition, the area is full of large potholes that have been there for several weeks ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Third wave of infections will be due to new variants of coronavirus.
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    To date, as part of this project funded by Conacyt, 5,304 samples of people diagnosed as positive for Covid-19 from the 32 states of the Mexican Republic have been sequenced.

    The information collected has made it possible to identify the presence in Mexico of the four variants considered by the World Health Organization to be of concern: Alpha, detected for the first time in the United Kingdom; Beta, in South Africa; Gamma, in Brazil, and Delta, in India, explained Alfredo Herrera Estrella. ...

    Therefore, one of the conclusions that has been reached is that the third wave will be led by the new variants of the coronavirus, which managed to mutate due to transmission from organism to organism during the last year and a half in the world.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Confinement damages students' mental health.
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    Pilot tests evaluated the emotional condition of students and found effects.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Mexico, first place in orphans by COVID-19 death rate: The Lancet.
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    This “hidden pandemic” has left an estimated one million 134 thousand children orphaned in the world
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds.
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    Two doses of Pfizer (PFE.N) or AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed.

    Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that one shot of the vaccines is not enough for high protection.

    The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms headline findings given by Public Health England in May about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZN.L), based on real-world data.
    Reuters

    They find a lifeless body in the Colonia Nuevo Tenochtitlan.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., July 21, 2021.- On Wednesday afternoon a lifeless body was found in a vacant lot in Colonia Nuevo Tenochtitlan in the Ejido de Tirado. Apparently he was covered with a blanket.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    A man was murdered in Colonia San Luis Rey.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., July 21, 2021. - On the night of Tuesday July 20, a man of approximately 40 years of age was murdered on Francisco I Madero street in Colonia San Luis Rey,
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Rogelio's life lasted only 25 years; ended up in the middle of the highway to Marroquín, wrapped in a red blanket.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Last Saturday, in one of the lanes of the road to Marroquín, a community by the Salida a Dolores, a bundle wrapped in a red blanket, tied with ties and wires and next to it a black bag.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    No closures of public spaces despite Covid wave. ‘People are tired of it,’ says minister.
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    There will be no 'total closures' of public spaces despite the increase in cases, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said. Lockdown measures no longer viable, says Hugo López-Gatell
    Mexico News Daily
    See also: The intergenerational mortality tradeoff of COVID-19 lockdown policies in low- and middle-income countries.

    New red traffic light: why there would no longer be a total closure of activities.
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    López-Gatell explained that they are no longer the same conditions as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez, undersecretary of Promotion and Health Prevention, said they have filed an initiative so that there is no absolute closure of shops and activities when entities are in red color of the traffic light alert COVID-19.

    During his participation in the morning conference on Tuesday, the official pointed out that they are trying to modify some aspects of the epidemiological traffic light, so that activities such as education no longer close .
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Get vaccinated in your municipality, you could be denied the vaccine in another.
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    The Secretary of Health asks not to go to another municipality for a COVID vaccine from another brand, they could run out of the dose.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Latest updates:
    • Security Alert: Reports of increased criminal activity, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. July 13, 2021.
    • Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – July 12, 2021.
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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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