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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Sanmiguelenses enjoy a family ride aboard a tram, totally free!
    • Boosters Continue.
    • Everything went out at the moment the fire started.
    • Doña Micaela was taken from her house before the fire in Zamora Ríos.
    • This week Mayor Mauricio Trejo will give his 100-day report.
    • Sour: Casual dining.
    • Natarajasana or dancer's pose.
    • Silvia Velázquez exhibition at Aurora.
    • New birds: Where are they flying.
    • The Great Bajío will attract more foreign investment to Guanajuato.
    • In SMA, FSPE detains Juan with a long gun.
    • Natalie Taylor: Mosquito Bites in San Miguel de Allende.
    • Message For U.S. Citizens: Register To Vote And Submit Ballots From Abroad.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in Mexico in the first half of 2021.
      • Zero new cases in SMA?
      • Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 24: 17,938 new cases and 118 deaths.
      • U.S. COVID peak may be over but not the pain as deaths rise.
      • Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants.
      • Nose swabbing found best for rapid tests.
      • Sinovac regimen gets strong boost from Pfizer, AstraZeneca or J&J COVID shots.
      • Despite 24% of COVID-19 patients in hospital beds, the Secretary of Health explains that they have everything under control.
      • Guanajuato accumulates eight deaths from Covid-19 and 1,667 new infections.
      • COVID roundup: only 12 states are now green on new coronavirus risk map.
      • Guanajuato goes back to a yellow traffic light; there will be no total closure of activities.
    • Riding a wave.

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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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    Sanmiguelenses enjoy a family ride aboard a tram, totally free!
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Tranvías San Miguel de Allende "Route with History," in honor of the memory of the 253 years since the birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga and as socially responsible companies, during this weekend gave away more than 100 tickets to sanmiguelenses families.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 24, 2022 2:31 pm.

    Boosters Continue
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    Tuesday and Wednesday for the 50+ group, at CAISES San Miguel de Allende, Avenida Arcoiris S/N, Fracc. La Lejona.
    Covid-19 SMA.

    Everything went out at the moment the fire started in the "botín rojo" shoe warehouse.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – Everything went out at the moment the fire started in the "botín rojo" shoe warehouse, the cables started to catch fire and that's where the blackout came from.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 24, 2022 2:03 pm.

    Barefoot and without clothes, Doña Micaela was taken from her house before the fire in Zamora Ríos.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – The fire at the shoe factory on Zamora Ríos street in the early hours of December 12 has caused an enormous emotional impact on the affected families, all those who lost their homes, seeing that their heritage, which they worked so hard to raise for several years, is in ruins.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 24, 2022 12:47 pm.

    This week Mayor Mauricio Trejo will give his 100-day report.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – This week, Mayor Mauricio Trejo will give his 100-day report, it is planned to be Wednesday when he will hold an event in which he will report on what he has done in the first 100 days of his government.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 24, 2022 11:22 am.

    Sour: Casual dining.
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    By Fernanda Noriega. A new restaurant on Calle Zacateros is becoming very well known: Sour, Cocina Casual & Bar. Something is quite clear: Sanmiguelenses are a demanding bunch.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 24, 2022 10:18 pm.

    Natarajasana or dancer’s pose.
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    By Tanya Kawan. Before starting the development of the asana, loosen your legs a little. Next, place your right foot forward and your left foot ...
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 24, 2022 9:59 pm.

    Silvia Velázquez exhibition at Aurora.
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    By Fernanda Noriega. Last Wednesday, January 12, an art exhibit was held at the Fabrica la Aurora at the Ezcurdia Gallery. Visual artist Sílvia Velázquez presented a collection of her …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 24, 2022 11:35 am.

    New birds: Where are they flying.
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    By Carmen Rioja. Sometimes your heroes fly away like birds obligated to migrate. But where do they go? When the winter arrives December 22, many species of birds are pushed …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 24, 2022 10:43 am.

    The Great Bajío will attract more foreign investment to Guanajuato.
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    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Guanajuato has not stopped having foreign investment.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 24, 2022 6:00 am.

    In San Miguel de Allende, FSPE detains Juan with a long gun and several useful cartridges.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Members of the State Public Security Forces (FSPE) managed to seize in San Miguel de Allende, firearms, useful cartridges and doses of the drug with the characteristics of crystal. One person was arrested as part of these actions.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 24, 2022 5:35 pm.

    Natalie Taylor: Mosquito Bites in San Miguel de Allende.

    Message For U.S. Citizens: Register To Vote And Submit Ballots From Abroad.

    Happenings.
    • 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    • Midday Rotary Speakers - Why We Worry About Our Watershed Jan 25.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 26.
    • El Charco del Ingenio English language tours Jan 27.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 28.
    • Darbukanos Danza Concierto Jan 28.
    • Dance party to benefit Ojalá Niños Jan 29.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 29.
    • Los Frailes/La Cañada Community Bazaar Jan 29.
    • Lamb for sale, plus much more Jan 29.
    For more see: ]Today's Upcoming Activities and Events.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in Mexico in the first half of 2021: Inegi.
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    According to the data, based on administrative death records and death certificates, coronavirus deaths outnumbered deaths from heart disease and diabetes.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 24, 2022 2:13 pm.

    Coronavirus Dashboard.
    Applying the UNAM Estimated Active Cases for Mexico to the population of SMA works out to about 4,000 to 8,000 active cases in SMA. (More on this below.)

    Latest Official Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, no new cases. *
    • GTO: 8 new deaths, 1,667 new cases.
    • MEX: 118 new deaths, 17,938 new cases.

    * The local SMA official numbers have historically represented only 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.

    For more see: Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 24: 17 thousand 938 new cases and 118 deaths in the last day.
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    The health authorities have recorded 4 million 934 thousand 517 estimated cases in the country. Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Nuevo León are the three states with the highest number of accumulated confirmed infections.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 24, 2022 7:16 pm.

    U.S. COVID peak may be over but not the pain as deaths rise.
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    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Even as COVID-19 cases drop and hospitalizations show signs of plateauing in hard-hit pockets of the United States, the still-rising death toll from the Omicron variant highlights the trail of loss that follows every virus surge.

    Coronavirus deaths hit an 11-month high on Sunday, climbing 11% in the past week when compared to the prior week, according to a Reuters analysis.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 24, 2022 3:05 pm.

    Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests.
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    The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 24, 2022 2:10 pm.

    Sinovac regimen gets strong boost from Pfizer, AstraZeneca or J&J COVID shots - study.
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    A third booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine made by either AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson increases antibody levels significantly in those who have previously received two doses of Sinovac's CoronaVac shot, a study has found.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 24, 2022 10:00 am.

    Despite 24% of COVID-19 patients in hospital beds, the Secretary of Health explains that they have everything under control.
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    By Jesús Neri. The response capacity of the health personnel and the health infrastructure with which they have, has allowed that there is no hospital oversaturation in the face of this contingency due to the coronavirus, on the contrary, despite the hospital occupation of 24% that exists, it is counted with an excellent response capacity to continue facing this fourth wave of infections.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.
    Published by TV Independencia at January 24, 2022 9:39 pm.

    Guanajuato accumulates eight deaths from Covid-19 and 1,667 new infections.
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    Eight deaths from coronavirus and 1,667 new infections of the disease were registered in Guanajuato.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 24, 2022 3:10 pm.

    COVID roundup: only 12 states are now green on new coronavirus risk map.
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    Maximum risk red appears on the federal government’s coronavirus stoplight map for the first time this year as the fourth wave of infections continues to grow.

    The small Bajío region state of Aguascalientes is red on the updated map, which takes effect Monday and remains in force through February 6.

    Nine states are high risk orange, 10 are medium risk yellow (GW: including Guanajuato) and 12 are low risk green. There were 19 green states on the previous map and just three orange ones, but case numbers have exploded recently as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country.
    Mexico News Daily
    Published by Mexico News Daily at January 24, 2022 11:36 am.
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    In case you missed it: highlights from yesterday's news.

    Guanajuato goes back to a yellow traffic light; there will be no total closure of activities.
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    This Monday the State of Guanajuato regressed to a yellow traffic light after the maximum record in daily infections was exceeded for almost two weeks, as well as the number of occupied ventilators and the percentage of hospital occupation, which today is above the 24 percent.

    However, this does not imply the total closure of economic activities of any kind, since the state's commercial activities will reduce their capacity from 100 to 80 percent, not to mention that sanitary measures will be intensified, such as the use of face masks, gel antibacterial and healthy distance.

    Daniel Díaz Martínez, State Secretary of Health, spoke about the importance of getting vaccinated and having the complete schedule, since it has been proven that doing so reduces the serious symptoms of covid-19. Only the latest report indicates that of the 394 patients hospitalized for an acute respiratory disease, 292 do not have any vaccine, which is equivalent to 75 percent.
    Milenio (sp) | English.
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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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    Riding a wave.
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