• Glenn Wilson
    100
    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Children participate in parade in honor of Allende.
    • La Cieneguita Bridge work stopped due to river level.
    • Interview with Peter Van Lengen.
    • Letter to the Editor.
    • More than 177 thousand cases of Respiratory Infection detected in GTO.
    • Municipality receives 44 new vehicles for security.
    • Boulevard Libertad will start soon in Dolores Hidalgo.
    • 18-year-old Juan arrested for brutal murder.
    • Robert J. Hawkins: I love a parade … and a circus, and a rodeo, and a county fair, and a horse race ... but mostly a parade.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • If Omicron is less severe, why are people ending up in the hospital and dying from it?
      • Is it true that everyone will eventually get Omicron?
      • Why is it important to reduce COVID19 transmission?
      • Adults ages 65 and up who received a booster were almost 50 times less likely to be hospitalized compared with unvaccinated older adults.
      • 5,000 to 9,000 active cases currently in SMA?
      • 49 Guanajuato residents die from Covid-19 in the last hours.
      • Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 22: 51,368 infections and 364 deaths.
      • Pfizer CEO sees annual COVID vaccine rather than frequent boosters.
      • Guanajuato goes back to yellow traffic light.
    • Undercover.

    Not already subscribed to SMAFAQ? Sign up here for our free daily email digest to stay informed every day.

    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.

    Locations: CDMX | GTO | Michoacán | Puebla | QRO | SMA.
    Sections: Art | Blogs | Business | Food | Health | Nature | Security | Sports.
    ~~~~~
    Peso: 1 USD = 20.48 MXN. 1 CAD = 16.28 MXN.
    Weather: 38F - 72F - 46F; 3C - 22C - 8C; 0%.
    (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.
    Also see: AccuWeather | WeatherBug | Weather Underground | Ventusky | Weawow.
    ~~~~~
    Children participate in parade in honor of Allende.
    13.jpg
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – The children participated in the civic-military parade in honor of the 253rd anniversary of the birth of Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, a military strategist and hero of independence.

    Children from the Ignacio Allende, Revolución, José María Morelos, Patria y Libertad elementary schools participated; the technical secondary schools No. 42 and Genaro Almanza.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 22, 2022 11:18 am.

    The work of the La Cieneguita Bridge stopped due to the level of the river.
    img-20220122-wa0005.jpg
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 22, 2022. - Currently the construction of the “La Cieneguita” Vehicular Bridge shows an advance of 86.59 percent, however, it has not been possible to continue the work due to the water level of the Laja River.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 22, 2022 6:35 pm.

    Interview with Peter Van Lengen.
    AA-PETER-puertasbaja.jpg
    By Valeria Ascencio Gómez. We are standing in front of a simple wooden door in San Miguel, unnoticed by most passersby. It is the home office of the architect Peter Van Lengen. His wife Verónica welcomes us with a warm smile and guides us through a corridor with two parallel rows of bamboo, like soldiers on the red carpet. His office is a living display of natural materials: wood and jute furniture, fired clay frets, and walls with different finishes, such as exposed brick, adobe, and yellow, red and ocher earth worked so the surface feels like the smoothest mother-of-pearl shell.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 22, 2022 9:55 pm.

    Letter to the Editor.
    letter-Tania.jpg
    By Tania Noriz Martínez. I came to Atención in December 2003. A tall woman with tousled hair and sparkling eyes told me that I would not find a better place to work, because there, where we were, was magical.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 22, 2022 9:44 pm.

    This season, more than 177 thousand cases of Respiratory Infection have been detected in Guanajuato.
    DSC_0038.jpg
    GUANAJUATO. – The State Committee for Health Safety (CESSA) remains, through the 8 Sanitary Jurisdictions, in constant epidemiological vigilance in the face of the prevalence of typical ailments of the season, such as Acute Respiratory Infections, Bronchopneumonias and Pneumonias.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 22, 2022 2:39 pm.

    Municipality receives 44 new vehicles for security: 20 all-terrain vehicles, 20 motorcycles and 4 trucks.
    FOTO-2-scaled.jpg
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – The Municipal Government received the new vehicle equipment for the Secretariat of Public Security.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 22, 2022 10:31 am.

    Boulevard «Libertad» will start soon in Dolores Hidalgo.
    IMG_20220122_135306.jpg
    DOLORES HIDALGO. – The Diego Sinhue project that began with the Villarreals will begin on the “other side” in Dolores Hidalgo. The municipal president of the Cradle of National Independence municipality, Adrián Hernández Alejandri, shared all the details ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 22, 2022 1:54 pm.

    18-year-old Juan beheaded a woman, has been arrested and linked to the process.
    img-20220122-wa0010.jpg?w=1200
    Bloodthirsty subject accused of beheading a woman and burying her body in the patio of a home in Celaya. "El Pacman", 18, has been linked to a femicide trial and awaits a sentence in prison.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at January 22, 2022 8:53 pm.

    Robert J. Hawkins: I love a parade … and a circus, and a rodeo, and a county fair, and a horse race … but mostly a parade,
    img_1696.jpg
    Musings Magic SMA: I love a parade … and a circus, and a rodeo, and a county fair, and a horse race ...

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

    If Omicron is less severe, why are people ending up in the hospital and dying from it?
    Is it true that everyone will eventually get Omicron?
    Why is it important to reduce COVID19 transmission?
    WHO's Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove explains.
    https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1485183292085317636

    CDC data shows older adults derived the greatest benefit from boosters:
    Adults ages 65 and up who received a booster were almost 50 times less likely to be hospitalized compared with unvaccinated older adults.
    https://twitter.com/MonicaGandhi9/status/1485085155366559745

    Coronavirus Dashboard.
    The local SMA official numbers have historically represented about 5% to 10% of the actual cases. The undercounting may be even more extreme now for several reasons including the shortage of tests and the lack of test kits at government facilities.

    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 below.)

    Latest Official Daily Changes: *
    • SMA: no new deaths, 32 new cases.
    • GTO: 49 new deaths, 2,171 new cases.
    • MEX: 364 new deaths, 51,368 new cases.
    For more see: Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    49 Guanajuato residents die from Covid-19 in the last hours.
    Cifras-%20Covid.jpg
    In the last 24 hours the state added 49 deaths, the state reached 14,132 deaths.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 22, 2022 5:30 pm.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 22: 51,368 infections and 364 deaths were registered in the last day.
    CAWBW4W7LVCNHLLFIQRRGS2IXM.jpeg
    At the 5:00 p.m. cutoff, the Ministry of Health announced that in Mexico 4,646,957 cases of coronavirus disease have been reported.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 22, 2022 6:18 pm.

    Pfizer CEO sees annual COVID vaccine rather than frequent boosters.
    RU4UZTKKKJKSPAI3Q7HFVA4UXY.jpg
    Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Saturday that an annual COVID-19 vaccine would be preferable to more frequent booster shots in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 22, 2022 2:35 pm.
    ~~~~~
    tsasy4cxo4a2vqrd.jpg
    ~~~~~
    In case you missed it: highlights from yesterday's news.

    Guanajuato goes back to yellow traffic light.
    20220121_154300.jpg
    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.
    ~~~~~
    ~~~~~
    DIY Covid Testing Guide from SMA Covid Screening Team.
    DIY Covid Testing Guide from SMA Covid Screening Team (Joey Merrifield Facebook).
    ~~~~~
    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
    ~~~~~
    Other Coronavirus News
    ~~~~~
    Undercover.
    https://twitter.com/buitengebieden_/status/1485165636716277764

    (For everyone that sends me videos: Thanks! Note that I can only embed videos here with a link to certain videos; not the actual video file. Links to Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo work. Facebook does not.)

    Thanks for reading!
    ~~~~~
    Feel free to share this page via social media, Whatsapp, email, etc.

    We use google translation or other machine translation, sometimes with some manual editing, but there may be some translation errors. How to use Google translations.
    News sites, Twitter feeds and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Feedback? Please leave a comment below or email .

    Sign up for our daily email digest | Join SMAFAQ on Facebook.
bold
italic
underline
strike
code
quote
ulist
image
url
mention
reveal
youtube
tweet
Add a Comment

Welcome to San Miguel Frequently Asked Questions!

Expat and immigrant English language resources and community for San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Visitors to this site may browse.

Register to receive the optional daily email digest.

Registration is also required to post or vote in polls. When you register, we will send you an email with a link. Open that email and click that link to complete the process and confirm your email.