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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • The blessing of the animals.
    • "Returning the trees to Guadalupe Avenue ..."
    • Friday, the second dose begins for 14 to 17 years old.
    • Boosters >40 Years Old Begins Monday Jan 17, 2022 in Mexico.
    • They will appoint a municipal comptroller in SMA.
    • Economic outlook for San Miguel 2022.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • Vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization remains strong.
      • GTO state reports a record number of new Covid infections for the third day in a row.
      • Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 13: 43 thousand 523 new cases and 148 deaths in the last day.
      • "There is no evidence that Omicron is less aggressive than other variants of COVID-19."
      • Poorer nations dump millions of close-to-expiry COVID-19 vaccines.
      • Rich nations dump millions of close-to-expiry COVID-19 vaccines on low-income countries.
      • Cases by Covid 19 grow in SMA but without increase in hospitalizations.
      • Confinement hits Guanajuato students.
      • 11 more Guanajuatenses die from coronavirus.
      • COVID roundup: 44,000 new cases Wednesday; active cases at all-time high.
      • Return to classrooms, Covid, and the new variant.
      • Returns to the Traffic Light in Mexico.
      • Researchers will be able to travel abroad.
      • Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here's How You Can Make One Yourself
      • Ventilation and Carbon Dioxide Monitors.
      • Masking Indoors ALL THE TIME RIGHT NOW
      • Omicron: The Symptoms are Different (so if you're experiencing these - it's probably Omicron)
      • Isolation and Quarantine.
      • Preparing for Battle: We have the tools to fight Omicron.
      • Yes – I think you will get COVID (me too).
    • Mexperience: Guide to Real Estate in Mexico – Free eBook.
    • In SMA, more than two thousand women have sought help from violence in the last 3 months.
    • Shoe factory fire possible arson: Paulina Gallardo.
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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
    For more SMA, GTO, and Mexico News see: News Wire Mexico, a news aggregation service for Mexico. News Wire Mexico is updated twice an hour, twenty four hours a day, every day. You can search for anything but here are some easy to use pre-built filters.

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    Top stories.

    They will perform blessing of animals for the day of San Antonio Abad.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 13, 2022. – Next January 17, the traditional blessing of animals will be held, it will be at 1:00 p.m. on the steps of the Temple of the Holy School. On January 17, the death of San Antonio Abad is remembered. Antonio Abad was born in Herakleopolis Magna
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 13, 2022 9:58 pm.

    "Returning the trees to Guadalupe Avenue is not an act of revenge, it is an act of justice": Mauricio Trejo.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The trees that were removed in October 2019 return to Avenida Guadalupe, in a short video, Mayor Mauricio Trejo Pureco shared the news yesterday and highlighted that, “with this action it is not an act of revenge, if not rather an act of justice "by San Miguel residents and activists ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 13, 2022 1:05 pm.

    This Friday, January 14, the application of the second dose begins for adolescents from 14 to 17 years old.
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    In the Sports Module of the COMUDE located in the Exit to Los Rodríguez, the second dose vaccination day will be carried out for adolescents from 14 to 17 years old starting this Friday. Starting at 8 in the morning you can go to receive the...
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 13, 2022 7:03 pm.

    Second doses for adolescents arrive.
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    The Secretary of Health of Guanajuato informs that more vaccines for Guanajuato minors arrive at 60 application points for most of the municipalities of the State and begins this Friday, January 14 and until the 16 of the same month. These are second doses of the Pfizer brand for girls and
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 13, 2022 3:35 pm.

    Boosters >40 Years Old Begins Monday Jan 17, 2022 In Mexico.
    Joey Merrifield.

    Vasectomy campaign starting this Friday at CAISES.
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    Dr. Héctor Barrientos, Director of CAISES, invites you to participate in the family planning campaign through vasectomy. This day begins this Friday, January 14. This service is free, the intervention is ambulatory. Starting at 8 in the morning the service will be open. To the ...
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 13, 2022 7:08 pm.

    They will appoint a municipal comptroller in SMA.
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    Councilman Carlos Olvera explains the procedure for appointing the next municipal comptroller in San Miguel de Allende.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 13, 2022 7:05 pm.

    Economic outlook for San Miguel 2022.
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    By Francisco Peyret and Carola Rico. San Miguel de Allende, like any municipality, state, nation, has not escaped the global economic dynamics for the past two years of the pandemic. …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 13, 2022 10:00 am.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    New York State rates of hospitalization for unvaccinated (blue) and vaccinated (red). The black line shows that vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization remains strong now that Omicron is dominant.
    https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/1481696078353375245

    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.

    GTO state reports a record number of new Covid infections for the third day in a row. **

    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 39 new cases. * (Most new cases since September 2021).
    • GTO: 11 new deaths, 1,589 new cases.
    • MEX: 148 new deaths, 43,523 new cases. (Second highest new cases ever; highest was yesterday.)

    * 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.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 13: 43 thousand 523 new cases and 148 deaths in the last day.
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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 13, 2022 5:53 pm.

    "There is no evidence that Omicron is less aggressive than other variants of COVID-19"
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    Consulted by Infobae, Laurie Ann Ximenez-Fyvie, Harvard Medical Doctor, explained the risk of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant in Mexico; from the reasons why it is apparently a mild strain, to the protection recommendations
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 13, 2022 7:40 am.

    Poorer nations dump millions of close-to-expiry COVID-19 vaccines - UNICEF.
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    Poorer nations last month rejected more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the global programme COVAX, mainly due to their rapid expiry date, a UNICEF official said on Thursday.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 13, 2022 7:20 am.

    Rich nations dump millions of close-to-expiry COVID-19 vaccines on low-income countries.
    Example of how not to write a headline
    I fixed it for you
    https://twitter.com/paimadhu/status/1481633091403882496

    Cases by Covid 19 grow in SMA but without increase in hospitalizations.
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    As a result of the end of the year festivities, in these first days of January, the hospital has registered an increase in cases of respiratory diseases, and a rebound in cases of covid.

    However, the number of hospitalizations has not increased compared to other months. XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 13, 2022 7:07 pm.

    Confinement hits Guanajuato students.
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    The mental health of a large part of Guanajuato students is affected . This was recognized by the Secretary of Education of Guanajuato, Jorge Hernández Meza , who said that they will work in conjunction with the state Health Secretariat to psychologically support students affected by the confinement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 13, 2022 4:43 pm.

    11 more Guanajuatenses die from coronavirus.
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    Guanajuato registered 11 deaths from coronavirus in the last day, six of the victims were not vaccinated against the disease, the state reached 13,919 deaths. ...

    The state reached 215,148 cases of coronavirus by registering one thousand 589 infections in the last hours of which ... San Miguel de Allende 39 ...
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 13, 2022 1:45 pm.

    COVID roundup: 44,000 new cases Wednesday; active cases at all-time high.
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    The omicron variant has pushed active COVID case numbers to an all-time high, prompting many states to enact new restrictions.
    Mexico News Daily
    Published by Mexico News Daily at January 13, 2022 12:52 pm.

    Return to classrooms, Covid, and the new variant.
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    Each locality may decide to postpone this return to classes, depending on the number of infections after the holidays.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 13, 2022 12:00 pm.

    Returns to the Traffic Light in Mexico.
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    The four elements that are taken into account by the Secretary of Health to determine the color of the traffic light in each category are the percentage of occupied beds in intensive care, the percentage of positive cases of coronavirus, the existing trend of occupied beds and the trend of positive cases. ...

    It is understood that the” green “traffic light (low risk) that remains in the states of Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Nayarit, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Michoacán, State of Mexico, Mexico City, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche is NOT a reason for relief or sufficient cause to lower our guard, despite being less critical than the alert colors in other states, since the “fourth wave” involves two new forms of COVID-19: the Omicron and Delta variants.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 13, 2022 11:00 am.

    Researchers will be able to travel abroad.
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    The Cansino vaccine made it difficult for people to enter other countries, now that they will receive reinforcement from Moderna, INIFAP Bajío researchers will be able to go abroad.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 13, 2022 6:00 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.

    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: 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.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 17.
    For more see: Today's Upcoming Activities and Events.

    Mexperience: Guide to Real Estate in Mexico – Free eBook.
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    Mexperience: Guide to Real Estate in Mexico – Free eBook

    In case you missed it: highlights from yesterday's news.

    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.
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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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