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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • In SMA, more than two thousand women have sought help from violence in 3 months.
    • Shoe factory fire possible arson: Paulina Gallardo
    • After the sale of Banamex, what will happen with the Casa del Mayorazgo in SMA?
    • Teacher boosters in SMA.
    • First dose vaccines available for adults.
    • They take care of "furry ones" in a nursery in SMA.
    • Government allocated 776 thousand pesos in the improvement of 13 public schools.
    • US Embassy and Consulates 2022 Holiday Schedule.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • GTO state and the country of Mexico both report record new Covid infections for the second day in a row.
      • Vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and deaths.
      • We're still in the emergency phase of the pandemic.
      • Arizona, California, Washington, Wisconsin appear to have more hospitalized patients than beds. 24 other states poised to join them.
      • US hospitalizations climbed above 150,000, ICUs more than 25,000, and nearly 2,700 deaths.
      • New data finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron.
      • U.S. COVID deaths rising but likely due to Delta, not Omicron, says CDC chief.
      • China suspends more U.S. flights, further cutting access.
      • 22 Guanajuato residents die from Covid-19.
      • "Schools are not a source of contagion," face-to-face classes will continue.
      • As Mexico downplays danger of omicron, health officials see it in more serious light.
      • Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Build one for less than $3 USD per child.
      • Improving Indoor Air quality: Ventilation and Carbon Dioxide Monitors.
      • Recent Covid essays by SMA's Jessica Frick-Liston.
    • Mexperience: Comprehensive Guide to Retirement in Mexico – Free eBook.
    • mexpatriate: don't be so positive (Steve tests positive for Covid).
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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.

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    Top stories.

    In SMA, more than two thousand women have sought help from violence in the last 3 months.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - During this new government in San Miguel de Allende, that is, from October 10 to date, more than 2,000 women who have suffered some type of violence have approached the Municipal Institute of Attention to the Woman (IMAM) for help.

    According to information shared by the institute, there are 2,098 women who, from October 10 to date, have been treated by them after being victims of some type or form of violence or to avoid being one of them, of which 14 cases are in criminal proceedings.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 12, 2022 11:08 am.

    Shoe factory fire possible arson: Paulina Gallardo
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 12, 2022. – Paulina Gallardo, owner of the shoe store that caught fire on December 12, gave an interview to local radio to clarify the reason why they had not removed the debris from the fire. She also indicated, the Prosecutor's Office is investigating the incident because it was a provoked act.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 12, 2022 9:49 pm.

    After the sale of Banamex, what will happen with the Casa del Mayorazgo in SMA and the assets of Banamex?
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    CDMX.- As they have already been announcing, Citigroup will sell Banamex to the highest bidder and one of the unknowns is what will happen to the Cultural heritage that they own, including the Casa del Mayorazgo on Canal Street in San Miguel de Allende.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 12, 2022 3:56 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

    Successfully started vaccination day for educational personnel.
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    Guanajuato, Gto. January 12, 2022.- The vaccination booster day for educational personnel of public and private schools in the state began with success. ...

    As part of the vaccination strategy, five headquarters were set up where the application of 118,597 vaccines from January 12 to 14 is contemplated, of which 15,562 will be supplied at the COMUDE in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende ...
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 12, 2022 8:18 pm.

    Vaccination begins for teaching staff in San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Gto.- (OEM-Informex) .- Vaccination began for teaching staff at the COMUDE of San Miguel de Allende, from 7.30 in the morning teachers and administrators from various municipalities of the northern region began to arrive and northeast.

    Teachers, administrative personnel and all workers belonging to the educational system were seen arriving ...
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 12, 2022 11:00 am.

    They take care of "furry ones" in a nursery in San Miguel de Allende.
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    The nursery opens its doors from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 12, 2022 6:00 am.

    Government allocated 776 thousand pesos in the improvement of 13 public schools.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – The municipality allocated a resource of 776 thousand 242 pesos for the improvement of 13 public schools, both in urban and rural areas.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 12, 2022 11:51 am.

    US Embassy and Consulates 2022 Holiday Schedule.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The United States Embassy in Mexico has announced the dates on which its facilities will be closed, as well as at the consulates it has in the country, days when the public will not be able to process their visa or make an appointment or anything.

    The days when the US Embassy and consulates are closed are:
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 12, 2022 1:35 pm.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    GTO state and the country of Mexico both report a record number of new Covid infections for the second day in a row. **
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    El Ecnomista (sp).

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 11 new cases. *
    • GTO: 22 new deaths, 1,473 new cases.
    • MEX: 190 new deaths, 44,187 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.
    For more see: Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    Vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and deaths.
    https://twitter.com/boulware_dr/status/1481492787396845572

    GW: The emerging consensus on Omicron is that the effects range from asymptomatic to mild to hospitalisation and to death and the percentage of cases resulting in hospitalisation 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.

    The truth is, we’re still in the emergency phase of the pandemic, and everyone who is downplaying that should probably take a tour of a hospital before they do.
    https://twitter.com/amymaxmen/status/1481476658817212421

    Arizona, California, Washington, Wisconsin appear to have more hospitalized patients than beds. 24 states poised to join them.
    https://twitter.com/jeremyfaust/status/1481496402224201728

    It's very hard to watch today as the US hospitalizations climbed above 150,000, ICUs more than 25,000, and nearly 2,700 deaths—the vast majority were preventable by vaccinations and/or boosters.
    https://twitter.com/EricTopol/status/1481453904772485123

    New data finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron.
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    Jan 13 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Thursday that preliminary data from a trial showed that its COVID-19 shot, Vaxzevria, generated an increase in antibodies against the Omicron and other variants when given as a third booster dose.

    The increased response, also against the Delta variant, was seen in a blood analysis of people who were previously vaccinated with either Vaxzevria or an mRNA vaccine, the drugmaker said, adding that it would submit this data to regulators worldwide given the urgent need for boosters. read more
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 13, 2022 2:30 am.
    GW: This is potential good news to the many of us here in SMA that got two Pfizers followed by an AstraZeneca booster.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 12: new record of infections with 44,187 in one day.
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    In the last 24 hours 44,187 new people reported the symptomatic picture related to the COVID-19 disease and tested positive, thus establishing a new record of infections by day.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 12, 2022 6:53 pm.

    U.S. COVID deaths rising but likely due to Delta, not Omicron, says CDC chief.
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    COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States have increased by about 33% and deaths are up by about 40% from a week earlier, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 12, 2022 12:55 pm.

    China suspends more U.S. flights, further cutting access.
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    BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China ordered on Wednesday the suspension of six more U.S. flights in coming weeks after a surge in passengers testing positive for COVID-19, rising to 70 cancellations mandated this year in a schedule that had already been cut back drastically.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 12, 2022 5:40 am.

    22 Guanajuato residents die from Covid-19.
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    The Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported that the state added 22 deaths from Covid - 19 in the last hours of which 17 were not vaccinated against Covid-19, the state reached 13,908 deaths.

    The state reached 213,559 infections by registering 1,473 new cases on the last day of which ... San Miguel de Allende 11 ...
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 12, 2022 6:54 pm.

    Schools are not a source of contagion, face-to-face classes will continue.
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    Nicolás Gutiérrez Ortega, regional delegate of the Secretariat of Education of Guanajuato region 4, said that educational establishments are a safe place in which the health of students is not at risk and added that for this reason face-to-face classes will continue.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 12, 2022 6:10 pm.

    As Mexico downplays danger of omicron, health officials see it in more serious light.
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    While omicron causes less severe disease than delta, it remains a dangerous virus, says World Health Organization.
    Mexico News Daily
    Published by Mexico News Daily at January 12, 2022 5:41 pm.

    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.

    The cost to educate children in the US is approximately $15,000/child/yr. The cost (capital + filter replacement + electricity) of a high-end #corsirosenthalbox w/ bulk materials order is less than $3/child/yr.
    https://twitter.com/CorsIAQ/status/1481505335340793856

    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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    Happenings.
    • 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    • 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.

    Mexperience: Comprehensive Guide to Retirement in Mexico – Free eBook.

    mexpatriate: don't be so positive (Steve tests positive for Covid).
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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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