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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Lolita Cortina and Santuario Felino invite you to join the responsible adoption campaign.
    • Vaccination booster day for educational staff.
    • First dose vaccines for all adults.
    • Day 30: The Allende shoe factory continues to burn and emit smoke.
    • “Threads of Hope” campaign begins to manufacture wigs for oncological use.
    • Natural Christmas and poinsettia trees are recycled in SMA.
    • The rescue of a puppy in SMA.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • Omicron update from Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO.
      • Surging COVID19 hospitalizations and ICUs in the US.
      • Excess Deaths in South Africa.
      • GTO state and the country of Mexico reported the most new Covid infections ever for a single day.
      • WHO warns against treating Covid-19 like flu.
      • South African studies suggest Omicron has higher 'asymptomatic carriage.'
      • Enough Covid tests in Guanajuato?
      • Guanajuato exceeds in 11 days all the infections that occurred in December.
      • In the north of Guanajuato 1733 schools returned to class, 16 remain at a distance.
      • López Obrador tests positive for COVID for second time, goes into isolation.
      • Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here's How You Can Make One Yourself.
      • COVID-19: why indoors are still the main sources of contagion.
      • Masking Indoors All The Time Right Now.
      • Omicron: The Symptoms are Different (so if you're experiencing these - it's probably Omicron).
    • Don Day: Having a ball on the Riviera Maya.
    • SMA wedding destination for couples and socialite characters.
    • Entropía.
    • The Room, Mezcal Bar.
    • Visit a Museum with more than a thousand words.
    • Cultural Open Parliament Forum held at SMA.
    • More than 14 thousand new cases of type two diabetes were reported during 2021 in Guanajuato.
    • Leon State Fair will be a success in Guanajuato: SECTUR.
    • Roof dog?

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    For current vaccination locations in SMA:
    Vaccination Points Select San Miguel de Allende, enter age of person to be vaccinated, then click 'Buscar puntos de vacunación' (Find vaccination points).

    You can also now register for a booster shot (if 40 or older) at this same site How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 15 and older (on January 15, 2022) and 12 or older with a comorbidity.

    How to Get Your Official Vaccination Certificate and Submit Corrections.

    The Latest News 24 hours a day
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    Top stories.

    Lolita Cortina and Santuario Felino invite you to join the responsible adoption campaign.
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    Lolita Cortina of the Rey Ashoka Feline Sanctuary invites you to join the permanent campaign for responsible adoptions, since there is an overcrowding of kittens who are waiting for a home.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 11, 2022 6:42 pm.

    They will hold a Vaccination Day for educational personnel.
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    The Conference will be held on January 12 and 13.
    Five headquarters will be enabled in the state.
    A dose of Moderna biological will be applied as a booster.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 09, 2022 9:59 pm.

    Guanajuato starts the vaccination booster day for educational staff
    January 12 and 13.
    A dose of Moderna will be applied as a booster.
    COMUDE in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende.
    Covid-19 SMA.

    Teacher boosters
    Registration from January 10
    Federal League of https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx .
    State Registration League https://refuerzovacunacion.seg.guanajuato.gob.mx/index.aspx
    https://twitter.com/EducacionSEG/status/1480358187458916352

    https://twitter.com/EducacionSEG/status/1480587676831125513

    First dose vaccines available for adults.
    If you are of legal age and you still do not have your vaccine, you can go to these points 1st Dose. Sputnik
    https://twitter.com/SaludGuanajuato/status/1481024386392281089

    Day 30: The Allende shoe factory continues to burn and emit smoke.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Today marks 30 days since smoke continues to come out of what was the shoe factory.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 11, 2022 9:20 am.

    “Threads of Hope” campaign begins to manufacture wigs for oncological use.
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    Diana Vitoria Mireles, a member of the San Miguel de Allende Rotaract Club, invites you to join the “Threads of Hope” campaign, through which it is intended to collect hair that will be used for the production of wigs for oncological use.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 11, 2022 6:41 pm.

    Natural Christmas and poinsettia trees are recycled in San Miguel de Allende.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. January 11, 2022. To rehabilitate as much as possible or properly dispose of waste and thus take care of the environment, the Municipal Government began to recycle the natural Christmas trees and poinsettia flowers discarded in San Miguel homes.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 11, 2022 2:29 pm.

    The rescue of a puppy in San Miguel de Allende: he was tied up, thirsty and sobbing.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- On Monday afternoon, Nayelli Leyva arrived in San Miguel de Allende for a walk and when she was passing along with her companion through one of the streets of the colonial city, they found a truck with a puppy tied with a bow so small that he cried heartbrokenly and was ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 11, 2022 11:05 am.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    Omicron update from Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
    Infectious Disease Epidemiologist; COVID-19 Technical Lead, WHO.
    https://twitter.com/mrigankshail/status/1481006646826577925

    Surging in NSW (Sydney region) Australia. Uncoupled? Not exactly.
    Surging COVID19 hospitalizations and ICUs in the US as well… hospitalizations at record high in the US now too.
    https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1480983582172758022

    EXCESS DEATHS in South Africa are running at 130% of normal in the final 4 weeks of 2021–which translates to >10,000 excess deaths in just 4 weeks.
    https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1481020158151991298

    GW: The emerging consensus on Omicron is that the effects range from asymptomatic to mild to hospitialization and to death and the percentage of cases resulting in hospitialization or death are fewer than the delta variant. It is also expected that there will be many omicron cases so the absolute number of severe cases remains to be seen. Stay safe.

    GTO state and the country of Mexico reported the most new Covid infections ever for a single day. **

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 20 new cases. *
    • GTO: 10 new deaths, 1,327 new cases.
    • MEX: 162 new deaths, 33,626 new cases.

    * Covid case numbers have always been dramatically undercounted in Mexico, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. The undercounting may be even more extreme now with Omicron, more asymptotic and mild cases, and home testing available.

    ** This is the most new cases reported in a day ever for GTO. On Jan 16, 2021 3,329 cases were reported but that included 2,500 'old cases' to correct a reporting error over several weeks.
    Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 11: new record of infections in 24 hours with 33,626.
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    The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported on the advance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the country.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 11, 2022 5:48 pm.

    WHO warns against treating Covid-19 like flu.
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned against treating COVID-19 as an endemic illness like flu, rather than as a pandemic, saying the spread of the Omicron variant has not yet stabilized.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 11, 2022 6:15 am.

    South African studies suggest Omicron has higher 'asymptomatic carriage'
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    Preliminary findings from two South African clinical trials suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant has a much higher rate of "asymptomatic carriage" than earlier variants, which could explain why it has spread so rapidly across the globe.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 11, 2022 4:05 am.

    Enough Covid tests in Guanajuato?
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    Daniel Alberto Díaz Martínez said that in the entity there are 70 thousand tests available and that they will acquire 50 thousand more.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 11, 2022 7:06 pm.

    Guanajuato exceeds in 11 days all the infections that occurred in December.
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    Seven thousand 534 Guanajuato have been infected with Covid-19 so far this year
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 11, 2022 4:57 pm.

    In the north of Guanajuato 1733 schools returned to class, 16 remain at a distance.
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    GUANAJUATO. - A total of 1 million 223 thousand students of basic education resumed school activities this Monday.

    In the Northern Region, which includes the Municipalities of San Diego de la Unión, Dolores Hidalgo, San Miguel de Allende, San Felipe and Ocampo, there are 1,733 schools that returned to class, 374 are in face-to-face mode, 16 at distance and the remaining in hybrid mode.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 11, 2022 12:36 pm.

    López Obrador tests positive for COVID for second time, goes into isolation.
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    The president announced Monday that he was infected, and would remain in isolation even though he was only experiencing mild symptoms.
    Mexico News Daily
    Published by Mexico News Daily at January 11, 2022 10:09 am.

    Back to School - Improve Indoor Air quality: Air filters.
    Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here's How You Can Make One Yourself
    This year, Hillary Creech – the parent of a 10th grader and wife to a teacher – had an unusual back-to-school shopping list.

    She ordered a box fan, some high-quality air filters, and a lot of duct tape. Why? To make a homemade air purifier for the local high school where her husband teaches.
    NPR.
    See also: A Variation on the “Box Fan with MERV 13 Filter” Air Cleaner.
    Edge Collective: DIY Air Purification Designs.

    Back to School - Improve Indoor Air quality: Ventilation and Carbon Dioxide Monitors.

    COVID-19: why indoors are still the main sources of contagion.
    Risks increase when virus particles accumulate, but the best way to improve ventilation is unclear. The World Health Organization recommends a minimum ventilation rate of 6 to 12 air changes
    Infobae.
    See also: ... CO2 measurement is essential.

    This series of essays by SMA's Jessica Frick-Liston are clear, timely and informative.
    Masking Indoors ALL THE TIME RIGHT NOW
    Jessica Frick-Liston January 7, 9:34 am.

    Omicron: The Symptoms are Different (so if you're experiencing these - it's probably Omicron)
    Jessica Frick-Liston January 7, 8:22 am.

    Isolation and Quarantine
    Jessica Frick-Liston January 4, 12:33 pm.

    Preparing for Battle: We have the tools to fight Omicron.
    Jessica Frick-Liston Jan 3, 6:05 pm.

    Yes – I think you will get COVID (me too).
    Jessica Frick-Liston Jan 2 2:31 pm.
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    More stories.

    Happenings.
    • 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 12.
    • Caja Negra: MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE starring Clara Dunham Jan 12-13.
    • El Charco del Ingenio English language tours Jan 13.
    • Caja Negra: HOUSE starring Sebastian Vallin Jan 14.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 14.
    • Gallery Reception Featuring San Miguel's September Heart Jan 15.
    • Come out to Save our Native Trees Jan 15.
    • Voter Assistance Three Ways! Jan 15.
    • Saturday Chess Jan 15.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 15.
    • Los Frailes/La Cañada Community Bazaar Jan 15.
    • Lamb for sale, plus much more Jan 15.
    • Caja Negra: FRANKIE & JOHNNY starring Erik Zavala & Sofia Leal de la Rosa Jan 15-16.
    For more see: Today's Upcoming Activities and Events.

    Don Day: Having a ball on the Riviera Maya.
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    Don Day: Having a ball on the Riviera Maya.

    San Miguel de Allende wedding destination for couples and socialite characters.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - In recent years, San Miguel de Allende has positioned itself among the favorite destinations for weddings of couples and socialite characters in Mexico, the continent and around the world.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 11, 2022 11:11 am.

    Entropía.
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    By Tom Powers. On entering Marisol Guerrero’s stimulating show, the viewer is presented with a floor-to-ceiling hanging cloth covered with marks of reddish rust, (Entropy–280×120; 2020), accompanied by explanatory wall text …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 11, 2022 9:08 pm.

    The Room, Mezcal Bar.
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    By Fernanda Noriega. Although San Miguel remains a relatively small city, it offers many wonders. There is practically nothing you cannot find here, and the big plus is that the …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 11, 2022 9:00 pm.

    Visit a Museum with more than a thousand words.
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    By Fernanda Noriega. Once you get to know San Miguel, you know something very important—we are a World Heritage city! That means that every building, every huge tree, every worn …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 11, 2022 8:40 pm.

    Cultural Open Parliament Forum held at SMA.
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    Estefanía Valadez, Coordinator of Houses of Culture of the Government of the State of Guanajuato, talks about the Open Parliament Forum on Culture and Traditions held in San Miguel de Allende.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 11, 2022 6:44 pm.

    More than 14 thousand new cases of type two diabetes were reported during 2021 in Guanajuato.
    By Juan Jesús Zepeda Neri. The Secretariat of Health of Guanajuato, according to the report of the Unique Epidemiological Surveillance System (SUAVE), reported 14,742 new cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Guanajuato at week 52 of last year.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.
    Published by TV Independencia at January 11, 2022 8:02 pm.

    Leon State Fair will be a success in Guanajuato: SECTUR.
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    Despite the rise in infections due to Covid-19 in Guanajuato, Juan José Álvarez Brunel considers that the event will leave an important economic spill to León.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 11, 2022 3:24 pm.
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    DIY Covid Testing Guide from SMA Covid Screening Team.
    DIY Covid Testing Guide from SMA Covid Screening Team (Joey Merrifield Facebook).
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Home and Care Guide
    From the COVID FB SMA page
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    Other Coronavirus News
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    Roof dog?
    https://twitter.com/buitengebieden_/status/1481031478565908483

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