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  • SMA News and Coronavirus Update January 16, 2022

    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Trees return to Guadalupe Avenue.
    • The second dose continues for 14-17 year olds in SMA.
    • ENES León announces new degree: Tourism and Sustainable Development.
    • Fires increase in grasslands of SMA.
    • A blessing of animals as part of the celebration in honor of San Antonio Abad.
    • Chiapas: Hundreds of “Parachicos” spread the excitement at the Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo 2022.
    • Celaya: Thermography system installed in municipal building.
    • Special section: Omicron and Covid.
      • WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19.
      • Mexico and Guanajuato again report record new number of cases.
      • In SMA no Covid deaths reported since December 20.
      • Cofepris warned about the sale of false molnupiravir.
      • Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses.
      • 3.2 billion people are fully unvaccinated. Where do they live?
      • Marcelo Ebrard celebrated the approval of the Pfizer pill against COVID-19.
      • The unstoppable increase of Ómicron in Mexico diminished the industry, international flights and even the president.
      • León Mayor Alejandra Gutiérrez tests positive for Covid-19.
      • Back to School - Air filters.
      • Back to School - Ventilation and Carbon Dioxide Monitors.
      • Covid essays by SMA's Jessica Frick-Liston.
    • Foggy landing.


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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.

    Locations: CDMX | GTO | Michoacán | Puebla | QRO | SMA.
    Sections: Art | Blogs | Business | Food | Health | Nature | Security | Sports.
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    Trees return to Guadalupe Avenue; They plant 23 pines along arches.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – The trees returned to Guadalupe Avenue. This Friday night, 23 adult pine trees (over 10 years old and heights of 6 to 8 meters) were reforested on the parking lane; These individuals were donated as part of an environmental compensation and the maintenance of this species is low and easily adapted, since they are endemic to the central zone of Mexico, they reported in the municipality.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 15, 2022 10:46 am.

    Trees return to Guadalupe Avenue in San Miguel de Allende.
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    This Friday night, 23 adult pine trees (over 10 years old and heights of 6 to 8 meters) were reforested on the parking lane; These individuals were donated as part of an environmental compensation and the maintenance of this species is low and easily adapted, since they are endemic to the central zone of Mexico.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 15, 2022 11:25 am.

    The 2nd application. Pfizer dose for 14-17 year olds.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – (Yesterday began) the application of second doses of Pfizer for adolescents 14, 15, 16 and 17 years of age.

    The vaccination center is installed in the COMUDE module , the hours of operation are: from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and the day will be from January 14 to 16.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 14, 2022 11:08 am.

    ENES León announces new degree: Tourism and Sustainable Development.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – “Tourism and Sustainable Development” is the new degree that has just been announced by ENES León, UNAM, which aims to train professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge in the social, economic and environmental areas.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 15, 2022 2:54 pm.

    Fires increase in grasslands of San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Gto. (OEM-Informex).- As a consequence of the burning of pyrotechnics, bonfires and burning of land out of control, during December 2021 and the first fortnight of January 2022, the number of clandestine burnings increased, mainly in grasslands.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 14, 2022 3:45 pm.

    There will be a blessing of animals as part of the celebration in honor of San Antonio Abad.
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    This Monday, January 17, within the framework of the festivity of San Antonio Abad, the traditional blessing of the animals will take place in the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel. A mass will be celebrated beforehand at 12 noon.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 14, 2022 5:51 pm.

    Chiapas: Hundreds of “Parachicos” spread the excitement at the Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo 2022.
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    In this tradition, which began in 1711, it is estimated that around six thousand people usually participate, but due to the pandemic the number was considerably reduced in this edition.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 16, 2022 12:21 am.

    Celaya: Thermography system installed in municipal building.
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    CELAYA, Gto.- (OEM-Informex).- With the aim of reinforcing health protocols to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, a body temperature detection thermography system was set up in the municipal building, which will serve to locate to people who present fever, one of the common symptoms of the disease, to channel them in a timely manner to receive the proper attention.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 15, 2022 6:00 am.

    Happenings.
    • 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    • Distinguished Speaker Series: “What Makes Comedy Funny? Jan 16.
    • Caja Negra: FRANKIE & JOHNNY starring Erik Zavala & Sofia Leal de la Rosa Jan 15-16.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 17.
    • BINGO is BACK! (Mexican Style) Jan 18.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 19.
    • El Charco del Ingenio English language tours Jan 20.
    • Caja Negra: MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE starring Clara Dunham Jan 19-20.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Jan 21.
    For more see: Today's Upcoming Activities and Events.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19.
    WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available and affordable they will be.

    The first drug, baricitinib, is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical COVID-19. It is part of a class of drugs called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors that suppress the overstimulation of the immune system. WHO recommends that it is given with corticosteroids. ...

    WHO has also conditionally recommended the use of a monoclonal antibody drug, sotrovimab, for treating mild or moderate COVID-19 in patients who are at high risk of hospitalization.
    World Health Organization.

    A living WHO guideline on drugs for covid-19
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    BMJ.

    “Starting Monday, we will postpone 2,200 [surgeries] a week to make the best possible use of the staff we have,” Mass General Brigham’s COO said. This is ~40% of system's total surgical procedures.
    https://twitter.com/MissRyley/status/1482363953615454217

    Coronavirus Dashboard.
    SMA: No Covid deaths reported since December 20.
    GTO: Most new cases ever in one day (a new record for five days in a row). **
    MEX: Most new cases ever in one day.


    Latest Daily Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 40 new cases. *
    • GTO: 50 new deaths, 1,742 new cases. **
    • MEX: 227 new deaths, 47,113 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. So, the specific numbers are probably much less than actual infections. We do keep an eye on the trend, which at the moment for SMA, GTO and MEX is steeply up.
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    For more see: Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    Guanajuato reaches maximum peak of infections by Omicron.
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    In Guanajuato, the variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is circulating the most is Ómicron , despite the fact that there are only two officially confirmed cases by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (Indre), 80% of which is transmitted from person to person is because of this strain.

    In addition, the state has reached the highest peak in terms of the percentage of positivity in terms of Covid-19 infections since the pandemic arrived in March 2020, with 72%; that is, in the state of every 100 people who have been tested for the disease, 72% tested positive.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 15, 2022 4:55 pm.

    Cofepris warned about the sale of false molnupiravir, a drug against COVID-19.
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    The Commission reported that health surveillance operations are being carried out in the country to locate and secure irregular products, so that, if the sale of dubious origin is identified, it urged citizens to report.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 15, 2022 9:24 pm.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 15: new record of infections in one day with 47 thousand 113 cases.
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    The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported on the progress of the pandemic in the country.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 15, 2022 5:24 pm.

    Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses.
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    The COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme has delivered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, one of the organisations which manages it said on Saturday.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 15, 2022 1:50 pm.

    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.
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    https://twitter.com/paimadhu/status/1481633091403882496

    3.2 billion people are fully unvaccinated. Where do they live?
    89% live in developing countries
    71% in the poorest half of the world
    1 billion in Sub-Saharan Africa
    0.8 billion in South Asia
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    Marcelo Ebrard celebrated the approval of the Pfizer pill against COVID-19.
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    Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are the two drugs authorized by Cofepris to treat COVID-19 disease. ...

    Likewise, Cofepris pointed out that it cannot be purchased without a medical prescription, since its authorization was under the understanding of emergency use and a controlled manner.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 15, 2022 9:51 am.

    The unstoppable increase of Ómicron in Mexico diminished the industry, international flights and even the president.
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    Despite the fact that it is a "milder" type of COVID, this variant achieved record numbers of infections that have directly impacted absenteeism in all sectors with significant economic losses.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 15, 2022 7:49 am.

    León Mayor Alejandra Gutiérrez tests positive for Covid-19.
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    León, Gto.- The mayor of León Alejandra Gutiérrez Campos tested positive for Covid-19, through a video on her social networks she explained that at the moment she is asymptomatic and that she does not have serious health problems, she reported that on Wednesday the 12th of January was when she received her results of being a carrier of the virus.

    “I want to tell you that on Monday (January 10), I took the rapid test because several of those around me have been testing positive, as has surely happened to all of you, I gave the rapid test negative but they also did the PCR and Wednesday morning they told me that I had tested positive,” he mentioned.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 15, 2022 12:49 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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    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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  • SMA News and Coronavirus Update January 15, 2022

    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Fires increase in SMA grasslands.
    • 2nd dose for 14-17 year olds.
    • What's New with the News.
    • Blessing of animals.
    • Alleged abuse of authority in SMA.
    • Program against addictions in GTO.
    • Those affected by fire seek another appointment with Mayor.
    • Omicron and Covid.
      • Record cases in Guanajuato state and Mexico.
      • U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear 'most protective mask you can'
      • 64 cases of Covid-19 detected in the first week of returning to school.
      • Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 14: new record of infections in one day with 44,293.
      • They wait hours for a Covid test.
      • GTO may return to a yellow traffic light.
      • Mexico approves emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 pills.
      • Air purifiers and Ventilation to fight Covid.
    • Classic cars in QRO.
    • Lobsters, Huaraches, Sombreros, and Art.
    • Quixote New Theatre from Chicago to San Miguel.
    • 100 Women Who Care Meets.
    • UUF Online Service: A White Mother of Biracial Children Divests of Whiteness.
    • A Film and A Poem for Julia, The Woman Who Gave Che Guevara the Last Soup.
    • The night that Mateo, Gabriel and Juan left; the night that the Luna lost everything.
    • Snow deer.

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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.

    Locations: CDMX | GTO | Michoacán | Puebla | QRO | SMA.
    Sections: Art | Blogs | Business | Food | Health | Nature | Security | Sports.
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    Weather: 44F - 73F - 36F; 7C - 23C - 2C; 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.
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    Top stories.

    Fires increase in grasslands of San Miguel de Allende.
    El-trabajo-coordinado
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Gto. (OEM-Informex).- As a consequence of the burning of pyrotechnics, bonfires and burning of land out of control, during December 2021 and the first fortnight of January 2022, the number of clandestine burnings increased, mainly in grasslands.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 14, 2022 3:45 pm.

    The 2nd application. Pfizer dose for 14-17 year olds.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – (Yesterday began) the application of second doses of Pfizer for adolescents 14, 15, 16 and 17 years of age.

    The vaccination center is installed in the COMUDE module , the hours of operation are: from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and the day will be from January 14 to 16.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 14, 2022 11:08 am.

    What’s New with the News.
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    By Carmen Rioja. The start of 2022 demonstrated a push into the future that I have rarely seen in my short but crazy life. It can no longer be denied …

    At the local level, in the newspaper Atención, everything is new. After the pandemic crisis and closed to the public for more than a year—and after the worldwide collapse of printed matter—a financial and logistical rescue was achieved with strict adherence to the Editorial Board, thanks to the generosity of President Travis Bembenek. Bembenek decided to invest and absorb the burden of the staff for more than six months and thereafter the salaries and operating expenses, in addition to the capital necessary to transform Atención into a digital medium according to current local, rural, as well as global needs. We will have a new presentation of the highest quality print along with digital content, sure that readers will enjoy more.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 7:01 pm.

    There will be a blessing of animals as part of the celebration in honor of San Antonio Abad.
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    This Monday, January 17, within the framework of the festivity of San Antonio Abad, the traditional blessing of the animals will take place in the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel. A mass will be celebrated beforehand at 12 noon.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 14, 2022 5:51 pm.

    Citizen complaint for alleged abuse of authority in SMA.
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    Mr. Rubén Moreno denounces that his wife was the victim of an abuse of authority when she was detained under submission and transferred to the municipal separations for, presumably, disturbing public order.
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 14, 2022 5:54 pm.

    Implementation of the program against addictions continues in Guanajuato.
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    Jorge Enrique Hernández Meza, Secretary of Education of Guanajuato reports on the progress made in the addiction prevention program for children and young people in Guanajuato: "Planet Youth."
    XHSQ Radio (sp) | English.
    Published by XHSQ Radio at January 14, 2022 5:49 pm.

    Affected by fire in Allende seek another appointment with Mayor Mauricio; income support has not yet arrived.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – Families affected by the fire at the shoe factory in Zamora Ríos in the Allende neighborhood, which occurred on December 12, 2021, are looking for a new appointment with President Mauricio Trejo, who promised to help them with the payment of rents ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 14, 2022 10:26 am.

    Special section: Omicron and Covid.

    SMA: Most new cases in one day since September 2021.
    GTO: Most new cases ever in one day (a new record for four days in a row). **
    MEX: Most new cases ever in one day.

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    * 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. So, the specific numbers are probably much less than actual infections. We do keep an eye on the trend, which at the moment for SMA, GTO and MEX is steeply up.
    For more see: Today's Coronavirus Dashboard.

    U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear 'most protective mask you can'
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    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, recommending donning "the most protective mask you can" while stopping short of advocating nationwide usage of N95 respirators.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 14, 2022 8:55 pm.

    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.

    64 cases of Covid-19 detected in the first week of returning to school.
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    During the first week of the return to face-to-face, virtual and hybrid classes, 64 positive cases of Covid-19 were identified in 41 schools, of which 9 minors are hospitalized, reported Daniel Alberto Díaz Martínez, head of the Guanajuato Health Secretariat ( SSG).
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 14, 2022 6:38 pm.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of January 14: new record of infections in one day with 44 thousand 293.
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    The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported on the progress of the pandemic in the country
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at January 14, 2022 5:53 pm.

    They wait hours for a Covid test at the Health Center.
    En-el-suelo
    CELAYA, Gto. (OEM-Informex).- After more than eight hours of waiting to have their Covid test at the Jiménez Street Health Center, at least four people chose to wait lying on the floor to be treated or wait for their family. ...

    In the case of Mrs. Beatriz Gantes Luna, who came out positive in her test, she arrived at the Health Center at around eight o'clock in the morning, she was assigned card 99, and she had to wait standing in a long line, until that at about three in the afternoon she had the opportunity to sit down, but she still waited another two hours to be seen.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at January 14, 2022 5:53 pm.

    Mexico posts fresh daily record for new coronavirus cases.
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    Mexico on Friday posted a record 44,293 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing its total number of infections to 4,302,069, Health Ministry data showed.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 14, 2022 10:50 pm.

    Daily new cases stay high as fourth wave of pandemic gathers force.
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    New coronavirus cases exceeded 40,000 for a second consecutive day on Thursday as the omicron-fueled surge continues.
    Mexico News Daily
    Published by Mexico News Daily at January 14, 2022 4:54 pm.

    Given the increase in covid cases, Health does not hesitate to return Guanajuato to a yellow traffic light.
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    GUANAJUATO. – Given the increase in covid cases, Health does not hesitate to return Guanajuato to a yellow traffic light.

    According to this note published by the Millennium portal,The State Secretary of Health, Dr. Daniel Díaz Martínez, reported that Guanajuato will return its economic reactivation traffic light to yellow by January 23, given that for this Thursday, 1,500 new cases of Covid-19 and 11 deaths were registered in the entity.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 14, 2022 2:52 pm.

    Mexico approves emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 pills.
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    Mexican health regulator COFEPRIS said on Friday it had approved U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer's antiviral oral treatment against COVID-19 for emergency use in adults with light or moderate risk of complications.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at January 14, 2022 7:25 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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    More stories.

    Happenings.
    • 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    • 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: Discovering Daily Mexican Meals and Meal Times.

    Classic cars in QRO.
    Travel News By Judy Newell. Few places love classic cars like Mexico, where retro vehicles are painstakingly restored to near-perfect condition. But Querétaro has won the classic car competition hands down with a new way for visitors to see the sights of the historic center: in electric replicas of the Model T Ford.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 6:19 pm.

    Lobsters, Huaraches, Sombreros, and Art.
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    By Natalie Taylor. Richard Simeone was born and raised in the United States; he came from Boston, Massachusetts, where he also went to school. In 1963, he graduated from Columbia …
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 6:34 pm.

    Quixote New Theatre from Chicago to San Miguel.
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    “Quixote: on the Conquest of Self” kicks off the 2022 theatre season at Centro Cultural El Sindicato. If you are not familiar with this Spanish-speaking venue, you are missing some of the best theatres in Mexico.

    Penned by local author Monica Hoth, winner of of the INBA (Bellas Artes)/Conaculta’s national prize for literature, among too many others to mention here, and Claudio Valdés Kuri, who also directs, this Quijote will blow your mind. If you are familiar with the novel, this theatrical exploration will take you where you have not been in your own reading. And if all you really know about Don Quixote is that he targeted windmills, you’re in for a treat. Be warned, courage may be the side effect of seeing this show.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 2:40 pm.

    100 Women Who Care Meets.
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    100 Women Who Care will hold our next meeting on Monday, January 17, at the Rosewood Hotel. In spite of our name, we welcome men to join us!
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 12:25 pm.

    UUF Online Service: A White Mother of Biracial Children Divests of Whiteness.
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    Barron shares a personal look into her journey of divesting herself of whiteness and the first steps other white folk can take to do so.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 12:12 pm.

    A Film and A Poem for Julia, The Woman Who Gave Che Guevara the Last Soup.
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    The Names of the Flowers.
    Sat, Jan 15, 3:30pm.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at January 14, 2022 11:53 am.

    January 14, the night that Mateo, Gabriel and Juan left; It was the night that the Luna lost everything.
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    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at January 14, 2022 10:23 am.
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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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  • SMA News and Coronavirus Update January 14, 2022

    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.
    • Fetch.

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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.

    Locations: CDMX | GTO | Michoacán | Puebla | QRO | SMA.
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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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    More stories.

    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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  • SMA News and Coronavirus Update January 13, 2022

    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).
    • Over here!

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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.

    Locations: CDMX | GTO | Michoacán | Puebla | QRO | SMA.
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    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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