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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • GTO goes back to yellow traffic light on Monday.
    • Boosters continue for 50 and older.
    • Ruben Morales: Looking Back.
    • The house where María and her family rented burns down.
    • Cieneguita bridge work paused.
    • 12 slabs replaced in “El Pípila” bridge, 6 pending.
    • Camus’s The Plague and Today’s Pandemic.
    • Jovenes Adelante: Mexicos Future Depends Upon Destinos Brillantes.
    • Living in a Watershed.
    • They remove the yellow 'chicken' from Parque Juárez to give it a terracotta tone.
    • Mayor endorses the commitment to safety.
    • They celebrated the birthday of Ignacio Allende in a big way.
    • Welcome to Mexican Design and Talent in 2022.
    • The Charm of The Musical Theater.
    • Don Day: A delicious dinner, down deep in the rabbit hole.
    • Bonnie Lee Black: Seascapes.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • SMA and GTO both report a record number of new cases for one day.
      • How to lower the risk of death from Covid by 68-fold ...
      • My unvaccinated patient and I both tested positive on the same day ...
      • Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 21: 49,906 infections and 331 deaths.
      • Is COVID retreating in the U.S.? Data paints encouraging scenario.
      • Small children getting less sick from Omicron.
      • Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID.
      • WHO recommends reduced dose Pfizer COVID vaccine for under 12s.
      • UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation.
      • More than 50,000 new COVID infections reported.
    • U.S. to require COVID vaccines for essential workers crossing borders.
    • Bath time.

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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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    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
    Peso and weather are static snapshots from early this morning. Click the links for the latest.
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    Guanajuato goes back to yellow traffic light.
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    All economic and commercial activities in the state are adjusted from 100 to 80% of their installed capacity as of Monday, January 24. ...

    Díaz Martínez clarified that this time there are no commercial closures of any kind, however, the capacity will be reduced, accompanied by the mandatory use of face masks, the use of antibacterial gel, hand washing and a healthy distance.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 21, 2022 4:47 pm.

    Booster vaccines arrive for the age group of 50 to 59 years.
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    Guanajuato, GTO. January 20, 2022.- Daniel Díaz, secretary of health, informs that tomorrow the vaccination of the third booster dose for the age group of 50 to 59 years will begin, with 372 thousand doses for this age group.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 20, 2022 4:41 pm.

    50+ BOOSTERS!
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    Starting Friday, January 21 through Saturday January 22, the vaccination booster brigade for all people 50+ who have already received their full scheme will begin in municipalities across Guanajuanto.
    For San Miguel de Allende, the location is Municipal Sports Unit (Exit to Celaya Kilometer 1.5).
    Covid-19 SMA.
    (There has been some location schedule shuffling. Click the link for more information and updates.)

    Ruben Morales: Looking Back.
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    By Barbara Poole. Bordello Galeria will again be hosting Morelian artist Ruben Morales with an exhibit of his nostalgic paintings of Mexican campo life. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, January 22 from 6-8pm. Sr. Morales will be on hand to greet patrons.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 21, 2022 10:39 am.

    The house where María and her family rented burns down and they ask for help.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – Yesterday afternoon the house where María lived, her 3 children, her son-in-law and her grandson, a 4-month-old baby, apparently a short inside the house caused the burning to start in one of the rooms ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 21, 2022 1:27 pm.

    Work stopped due to heavy rains in San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Gto. (OEM-Informex).- The work on the Cieneguita bridge that began on April 12, 2021, and which was planned to be completed in 209 days, is 86.59% complete; but the work is stopped, due to the heavy rains that occurred last season ...
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 21, 2022 6:00 am.

    12 slabs replaced in “El Pípila” bridge, 6 pending.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – Of 2,573 slabs that comprise the depression, only 18 had cracks, according to the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Connectivity and Mobility of the State government (SICOM).
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 21, 2022 9:38 am.

    Vehicular passage reopened on the overpass bridge "El Pípila", in San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Gto.- (OEM-Informex).- After replacing several slabs that presented quality flaws, the total vehicular passage on the 'El Pípila' overpass bridge was reopened.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 21, 2022 6:00 am.

    Camus’s The Plague and Today’s Pandemic.
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    By Betsy Bowman. Albert Camus’s The Plague became the book of the pandemic year 2020-21 because of its 1940s fictional story of bubonic plague menacing the Algerian city of Oran.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 21, 2022 9:05 pm.

    Jovenes Adelante: Mexicos Future Depends Upon Destinos Brillantes.
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    By Don Krim. Destinos Brillantes. Some see their Brilliant Destiny earlier than others. Hector Granados Sandoval, a 2021 entry into Jóvenes Adelante attends La Salle University in the Bajio – a school he chose because it offered studies in what, for Mexico, are new academic fields ...
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 21, 2022 8:58 pm.

    Living in a Watershed.
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    By Joseph Plummer. When a new acquaintance asks Cesar Arias de la Canal where he lives, the guest speaker for this online UUFSMA Sunday Service sometimes answers, “I live in a giant cup.”
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 21, 2022 8:38 pm.

    They remove the yellow 'chicken' from Parque Juárez to give it a terracotta tone. The 'phospho-phospho' base… gone.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – The yellow chicken or “phospho-phospho” that the Heritage Director, Emilio Lara, put on the perimeter fence of Parque Juárez, is gone.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 21, 2022 7:41 pm.

    Trejo Pureco endorses the San Miguel residents' commitment to safety.
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    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón Bautista. San Miguel de Allende, Gto January 21, 2021.- The Ministry of Public Security of San Miguel de Allende receives more than 10 million pesos from FORTAMUN to strengthen its response capacity to citizen reports.

    Giving the starting flag to these new vehicles, the municipal president Mauricio Trejo Pureco stressed that this is one more action by the Municipality so that San Miguel, Sanmiguelenses and their visitors live in peace.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.
    Published by TV Independencia at January 21, 2022 7:20 pm.

    They celebrated the birthday of Ignacio Allende in a big way.
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    By Fernanda Morales. San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, January 21, 2022.- This January 21, in San Miguel de Allende, the 253rd birthday of Generalissimo Don Ignacio de Allende y Unzaga is commemorated and with a civic act they honored his memory in front of the statue in his honor that adorns the old main square.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.
    Published by TV Independencia at January 21, 2022 7:17 pm.

    (Photos) They present acrobatic show in the plaza of San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE , Gto. (OEM-Informex).- The international acrobatic team of the Secretariat of Public Security of Mexico City was presented at the Plaza Cívica in San Miguel de Allende.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 21, 2022 6:03 pm.

    Welcome to Mexican Design and Talent in 2022.
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    By Jade Arroyo. The Bazaar Alternative Design is an open space in our city, for independent art and design made in Mexico.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 21, 2022 12:47 pm.

    The Charm of The Musical Theater.
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    By Wendy Mendoza. Musical theater is a performance that combines music, songs, dialogue and dance.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 21, 2022 11:00 am.

    Don Day: A delicious dinner, down deep in the rabbit hole.
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    Don Day: A delicious dinner, down deep in the rabbit hole.

    Bonnie Lee Black: Seascapes.
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    WOW Factor: Seascapes.

    Happenings.
    • 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    • Ruben Morales: Looking Back Jan 22.
    • Saturday Chess Jan 22.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 22.
    • Los Frailes/La Cañada Community Bazaar Jan 22.
    • Lamb for sale, plus much more Jan 22.
    • Come join us to celebrate International Watercolor Day! Jan 23.
    • Inside the Tales: Poetry Readings Hosted by Judyth Hill | FREE Jan 23.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 24.
    For more see: Today's Upcoming Activities and Events.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    SMA and GTO both report a record number of new cases for one day.

    The local SMA official numbers have historically represented about 5% to 10% of the actual cases. Applying the UNAM Estimated Active Cases for Mexico to the population of SMA works out to about 5,000 to 9,000 active cases in SMA. (More on this in the full post.)

    Latest Official Daily Changes: *
    • SMA: no new deaths, 67 new cases.
    • GTO: 16 new deaths, 2,219 new cases.
    • MEX: 331 new deaths, 49,906 new cases.
    For more see: Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    How to lower risk of death from Covid by 68-fold ...
    https://twitter.com/EricTopol/status/1484728309652942856

    my unvaccinated pt and I both tested positive on the same day but he’s now intubated/ sedated/ paralyzed and i’m the nurse taking care of him after 11 days off work
    https://twitter.com/okaysato/status/1484517086663790593

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 21: 49,906 infections and 331 deaths were registered in the last day.
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    At the 5:00 p.m. cutoff, the Ministry of Health announced that in Mexico 4 million 595 thousand 589 cases of coronavirus disease have been reported
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 21, 2022 9:24 pm.

    Is COVID retreating in the U.S.? Data paints encouraging scenario.
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    New coronavirus cases are falling in parts of the United States hit hardest by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, according to a Reuters analysis of public health data, offering an early indication the virus might once again be in retreat.

    COVID-19 infections have decreased in 19 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, an analysis of the past week through Thursday compared with the prior week showed.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 21, 2022 6:40 am.

    Small children getting less sick from Omicron; Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID.
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    Researchers reviewed data on nearly 80,000 U.S. children under age 5 with a first infection, including 7,201 infected in late December or early January when Omicron was causing more than 90% of cases. After accounting for other risk factors, including medical conditions and socioeconomic circumstances, researchers found children infected during the Omicron surge had a 29% lower risk of emergency department visits, a 67% lower risk of hospitalization, a 68% lower risk of needing intensive care, and a 71% lower risk of needing machines to breathe, compared to children infected with Delta. However, "because of Omicron's increased transmissibility, the overall number of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and mechanical ventilator use in children may still be greater" with Omicron than with Delta, according to a report posted on medRxiv ahead of peer review. ...

    Earlier research had identified a specific group of genes, called the OAS1/2/3 gene cluster, as being involved in the risk for severe COVID-19. One version of a gene in that cluster - passed down from Neanderthals - appeared to protect against severe disease, reducing the risk by about 23%. The earlier research was done mainly in people of European ancestry. According to a report published in Nature Genetics, researchers now see the same association of this genetic variant with less severe COVID-19 in people of African ancestry.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 21, 2022 4:01 pm.

    WHO recommends reduced dose Pfizer COVID vaccine for under 12s.
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    The World Health Organization on Friday recommended extending the use of a reduced dosage of Pfizer's (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 years old. ...

    "This age group (5-11) is in the lowest priority use group for vaccination except, for children who have co-morbidities," SAGE chairman Alejandro Cravioto said at a briefing.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 21, 2022 9:35 am.

    UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation.
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    The UK Health Security Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage.

    BA.2, which does not have the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help to easily distinguish it from Delta, is being investigated but has not been designated a variant of concern.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 21, 2022 6:45 am.

    More than 50,000 new COVID infections reported; active cases at record high.
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    The Health Ministry reported 50,373 new cases, lifting estimated active case count to almost 343,000 as the omicron variant spreads rapidly.
    Mexico News Daily
    Published by Mexico News Daily at January 21, 2022 5:55 pm.
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    In case you missed it: highlights from yesterday's news.

    U.S. to require COVID vaccines for essential workers crossing borders.
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    WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing Thursday it is requiring that non-U.S. essential workers such as truck drivers and nurses who are crossing land borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, effective Saturday. ...

    Starting Saturday DHS "will require that non-U.S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and prepared to show related proof of vaccination," said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 20, 2022 8:15 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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    Bath time.
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