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  1. More conspiracy theories....good gawd already
    5 points
  2. I think when it is time to get the shot any approved vaccine is better than nothing.
    4 points
  3. The intent of a vaccine is to prevent a disease, yes, of course that is the goal. The function of a vaccine is to stimulate an immune response in the body. We are not all equal, it is not a digital 1 or 0 thing, more like snowflakes in that literally every person can have a different type and amount of response. Nothing wrong or different about that from any vaccine. And all the vaccines approved to date (and several that are about to be) all have been shown to do the job, very well. That is the bottom line.
    3 points
  4. This post not only is full of incorrect and misleading "opinion" content, it has no place in the lakeside / Guad forum, either. Both the OP and the "Moderator" should know that and it should be removed. The Queen has been vaccinated, as have many world leaders. Nothing is "perfect".....but even the Astra Zeneca vaccine, just approved by Health Canada has been shown to be 100% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Both in the trials, and in real world use. And THAT is the goal, at least in this near term. "Stop The Spread".....of false, misleading, and alarmist conspiracy "info".
    3 points
  5. It's probably safe to say you wouldn't be her type, either.
    3 points
  6. Lancet is a well-respected, science-based peer journal that has been around since 1823. It relies on fact-checking and the integrity of the researchers that provide sources. To say it was "burned" is overstepping. No journal is perfect. To pick it out and politicize it is baseless. 1823 is a lot longer than you or I, neither of us ever having made a mistake by accepting someone else's work, of course. I would rely on its reporting without hesitating, certainly when compared to most of the Googlers here.
    3 points
  7. The "good" Doctor says Covid 19 poses no significant health threats. Tell that to the loved ones of the approximately 500,000 people who have died in the US alone.
    2 points
  8. Zeb I understand your desire to get good information about Covid-19... or anything for that matter. I wish that your previous Post and initial responses had not be deleted as there was what I think was a beneficial Post regarding this doctor. Maybe it will be reposted here. In a nut shell, this doctor is way off the charts with respect to what the vast majority of scientists and doctors IN THE WORLD are saying. Also.... from the deleted Post.... he has been issued a 'cease and desist' order from either the FDA or the CDC about these Covid claims. He also runs a 'supplement' business wherein he makes bold statements about his products to cure things. Conflict of interest? Protecting his business interest? IMO this guys claims are about as valid as the 'flat earth' claims.... or that the US Moon landing was actually staged on a Hollywood setting! Please do more investigation about this guys claims.
    2 points
  9. Just google this guy and you will see that he is just another nut-job in the blabosphere of what is called SOCIAL MEDIA !!! I put into the search bar "Who is Dr. Steven Hotze M.D." and here is the first entry: Steven Hotze (born in 1949 or 1950) is a talk-radio host, physician, and Republican activist in Texas. He is an anti-LGBT rights activist, and has filed lawsuits to strike down COVID-19-related public health measures and invalidate ballots cast in the 2020 US election.
    2 points
  10. Great post but we need to keep the focus on Mexico on this board. Unfortunately not all Canadians here seem to share your point of view and this line of discussion could open a can of worms that requires moderator intervention. Personally, I appreciate your kind words and share the same feelings about most Canadians and Canada. This board tries to keep the focus on Mexico and on helping each other with some of the vagaries of the system here and how to navigate same. For example, things like driving licenses, tourist, temporary and permanent visas, medical services, where to find stuff, discussion about local food and restaurants, that sort of stuff. It has proven to be a great resource for newbies in that regard and I and others here look forward to answering your questions. My own experience with this group is when it comes to those matters they have a wealth of experience and have certainly helped us avoid a lot of pitfalls and save a lot of time getting things done. So, welcome to the group.
    2 points
  11. We got covid here at the end of January last year.....before it was even supposed to be here:/ My family was visiting from the US, flew down from WA state and we were vacationing in Manzanillo, so we really do not know where we contracted it. My symptoms were worse than anyone else in our household. I even went to the Dr. and I don't ever do that unless I feel really bad:/ The Dr. of course did not test for covid, and really I don't think Mexico had tests then. I hate to think we spread it to anyone else but we may well have:( We had to go to the US in May to care for my mom at the end of her life and we had the antibody test then which confirmed that we had Covid-19 at some time in the past and we are sure that was when. I was quite sick for 6-7 weeks, seriously bad cough, constant nausia, loss of taste and sense of smell as well as a very weird depression that I have never experienced in any way previously and I still have some lung involvement I think. All 6 of us recovered however and no one died. That does not mean that I would willingly go through how ill I was at the time however and I will avoid it like the plague it is!
    2 points
  12. ANEZEH SHRINERS Lake Chapala Shrine Club Ishop Postal # 620 Carretera Chapala- Jocotepec 144, San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico 45900 Tel. 376-763-5126 WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MONEY RAISED BY THE SHRINE CLUB ? Compared to Shrine Clubs in the U.S. and Canada, our Club is relatively small, but very active. Our biggest activity is helping lakeside children with medical problems, either at the Shriners Hospital in Mexico City or locally at Lakeside or in Guadalajara. Here are the statistics for our Shrine Club in 2020: Patient Trips to Shriners Hospital in Mexico City - 49 Patient Local Treatments Lakeside/Guadalajara - 18 Total Patients …….. 67 Shrine Club Funds spent…….$297,284 pesos* * Includes 8 trips contributed by Niños Incapacitados- 2020 ……………………………………………………. Statistics from 2006-2020: Patient family trips to the Shriner’s Hospital in Mexico City - 1,256 Local Treatments for Patients Lakeside and Guadalajara - 897 Total Patients …… 2,153 Shrine Club Funds spent……..$4,696,704 pesos The Lake Chapala Shrine Club pays for all of the family transportation costs to Mexico City and the child’s local medical expenses which amount to thousands of pesos each year. Your continued support at Shrine Club fundraisers is most appreciated. THANK YOU !!!
    2 points
  13. The zone which includes Chapala will be getting the Pizer vaccine. If you expect rapid response to ANYTHING in Mexico you are sadly deluded and in for a never ending succession of disappointments.
    2 points
  14. So I'm trying to wrap my head around this: my busy business is best served by always making customers wait because I am on the phone, coupled with not enough staff... and not randomly but consistently? And therefore you should feel sorry for me? Where were you when I lost my job because 1,000s in my company were let go as board members demanded a higher return on their dividends?
    2 points
  15. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IN/IN11560 Pfizer did not accept money from OWS for development.
    2 points
  16. The project was named Operation Warp Speed https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/15/trump-administration-announces-framework-and-leadership-for-operation-warp-speed.html
    2 points
  17. Waste of money to bring your furniture I know so many people that brought their furniture down and some did not fit in their home Sell it and buy down here. Guadalajara has lots of places to shop and they deliver. Unless you are from a very small town and do not drive to big cities then Guadalajara can be intimidating but it is a great city to see and shop in, Get to know it and you will find whatever you will ever need. Bring electrical appliances and specialty items for cooking, socks and underwear are harder to find, bring your favorite clothing. it is a great place to live. Enjoy
    1 point
  18. so, the controversy continues: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/02/a-3rd-shot-a-new-booster-vaccine-makers-race-to-trials-to-beat-variants/
    1 point
  19. There are literally dozens of companies that can move items around the world. They use interconnections and are often referred to as freight forwarders. You might be better served by a company that has local service and experience. Here is a local company. Lake Chapala Moving http://lakechapalamoving.com/ They are typically lower cost than other companies here. You have a one time exemption from import taxes. You will need a Manaje de casa properly prepared. Only you can decide if the cost of moving all your stuff is worth it. Although this gentleman passed away his blog has valuable information https://www.rollybrook.com/how_to_move_to_mexico.htm
    1 point
  20. As far as I am concerned the debate about if you should get the vaccine is over. All the testing showed a 94% - 95% success rate and my research shows that this rate has only increased during the actual ongoing program implemented to date. On another point regarding getting the shots here, I was a little tardy in signing up on the registration site mivacuna.salud.gob.mx due to the reports of the time and difficulty involved. Yesterday I bit the bullet and bingo...a piece of cake!!! I use Chrome and have it set as English as the default language and the site came up in English. First it asked the enter my CURP and then next. Immediately it showed all my information that was correct and then next again. It then asked for contact info including a phone #, cell # , personal email address and then an alternative email address. Then it asked for my preferred contact method and I entered email. Then I think FINISH that I clicked and that was that. I think it took under 2 minutes!!! I will be there when they tell me, as I would advise others. If you do not you are selfish because the final positive result depends on the population getting what is called "herd immunity".
    1 point
  21. Per a recent post by @#HarryB , he expects Chapala to get the Pfizer vaccine.
    1 point
  22. I am now in partnership with a hot doc and we can sell you the Brooklyn bridge if you're so inclined for that sort of thing.
    1 point
  23. https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2021/01/11/covid-19-vaccines-cant-alter-your-dna-heres-why/?sh=2e36c0fd2491 Covid-19 Vaccines Can’t Alter Your DNA, Here’s Why Victoria Forster Victoria ForsterContributor Healthcare Cancer research scientist and childhood cancer survivor. Coronavirus vaccines against the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus will not change your DNA, but they will give you immunity. As millions of people around the world are given vaccines against Covid-19, some people are still reluctant to get the shot. There are several common reasons for this ranging from some which are more reasonable to the downright absurd (think 5G and microchips). One of the most popular circulating mistruths at the moment is that mRNA vaccines will alter your DNA, with pseudoscientific content flooding social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The good news is that they simply can’t do this, which will come as a disappointment to some who were hoping that this might be their chance for superpowers, but where did this belief in DNA-changing vaccines come from? “I think people are concerned that because this is genetic material injected into the body, could it somehow mix in with your own genetic material and change it,” said Sara Riordan, President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. But there are crucial differences between DNA which carries all of the information we inherited from our parents and mRNA, which the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are made of. DNA is double-stranded, very very long and bundled up tightly together inside a part of the cell called the nucleus. mRNA is a single-stranded copy of a small part of DNA, which is routinely made in the nucleus, but then released into the main part of the cell so that the instructions it carries can be ‘read’ and made into a variety of proteins needed by the cell. “mRNA is naturally made by the body, it encodes instructions for your body's cells to make protein. Any mRNA vaccine has the same purpose, to teach and train your body to make an immune response toward a particular pathogen, so if the pathogen gets into your body, your immune system can attack it,” said Riordan. In the case of mRNA vaccines against Covid-19, these are not made in the nucleus, rather they are injected into the arm to tell muscle cells how to make part of the viral “Spike” or “S” protein, a tiny part of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, which on its own has none of the negative effects of the virus itself. “What’s really reassuring about these mRNA vaccines, the mRNA never even goes into the nucleus, the part of the cell contains all of your own DNA and instructions,” Riordan added. So how do they actually work? mRNA-based vaccines are a bit like standing in your kitchen and thinking what to make for dinner. You know you’ve got all of the ingredients to make a meal, but you don’t exactly know how to make it. So you download a recipe online, put everything together using ingredients and equipment you already have in your kitchen and eat your dinner. The vaccines are simply the recipe, injecting it into your arm is simply giving specific information to your cells and letting them read it. Your cells expertly assemble the tiny part of the Spike protein from ingredients and equipment which they already have. After this, the immune system quickly goes after the spike protein fragment, learning to build up a defense against the coronavirus, should it ever encounter it. But we don’t normally have mRNA encoding Spike protein floating around in our cells, so what happens to the mRNA itself after its injected into you and your cells make the bit of spike protein that tips off your immune system? “The mRNA from the vaccine is destroyed by the cell after the instructions are read,“ said Riordan. Although this may be a disappointment to people aspiring to gain superpowers from the new mRNA vaccines, the most you can hope for is some immunity to SARS-CoV2, likely at a cost of a mildly sore arm. So where does this belief that the vaccine can change your DNA come from? As well as misunderstandings about the differences between mRNA and DNA, there are some biological entities which do change DNA, including treatments for some genetic diseases and even some viruses, which can have devastating effects on our DNA. Some viruses do change DNA and this can have extremely negative consequences. It’s important to say first of all that DNA-changing viruses do not include coronaviruses, but do include viruses like HIV and HPV. The way that these viruses work is by sticking themselves randomly in to the DNA of a cell, hijacking the cell’s replication machinery to make more copies of themselves. Because they are often indiscriminate as to where in the genome they put themselves, if they end up in the middle of a piece of code that is crucial for the cell, they can cause the cell to become cancerous. HPV can cause several different cancer types, including cervical and head and neck, which is why people are now often vaccinated against HPV. Another example is HIV, which integrates its own genome into that of human white blood cells, forcing the cell to make many copies of the virus, which eventually burst out to infect other cells. Some treatments do intentionally change DNA, with intended positive consequences. Scientists are increasingly trying to tackle genetic diseases by using gene therapies to correct, often inherited defects in DNA. New treatments for life-threatening or disabling conditions are now being approved at an impressive rate. In 2017, the FDA approved a virus-based drug to correct a genetic defect which causes blindness and others are in development for hearing loss and several other types of genetic disease. But historically, gene therapy using viruses has had a rough ride. If a viral-based treatment inserts itself into a piece of DNA which is particularly important for the function of that cell, it could cause cancer, much like viruses such as HPV do. In the 1990s, viral gene therapy was used to try and treat children with severe combined immunodeficiency disorder (SCID) a devastating disease whereby children have essentially no functional immune response and even mild infections can be deadly. Scientists removed blood cells from these children, genetically modified their DNA with viruses to correct the faulty gene, before transplanting them back into the children. For treating SCID, this approach worked. But, 5 of 20 patients went on to develop leukemias, likely because the virus had parked itself directly in the middle of a piece of DNA important in controlling cell growth and death, disrupting the normal function of the cell. Gene therapy has had more success in recent years due to advances in technologies such as CRISPR, which allow the viruses to be more precisely put in bits of DNA which are considered ‘harmless’ and not likely to contribute to any risk of cancer, but such a technique was not considered for making vaccines to the coronavirus because although technically it could work, there are far better, safer and quicker ways of doing this now. Scientists have been excited about mRNA vaccines for years with one of the main benefits being able to simply change the instructions to tackle new targets. Moderna today announced that it has set its sights on seasonal flu and HIV among others and if vaccine-resistant versions of SARS-CoV2 should arise, researchers are confident that they can quickly change the instructions in the vaccine to adapt as needed. But for the present, the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines are neither viruses, nor gene therapy and they won’t change your DNA.
    1 point
  24. Heaven help you if the phone rings while you are being waited on.
    1 point
  25. Thanks Mainecoons for the heads up, as I understand we don't need to open any cans of worms. Plus there is a lot about Mexico that is misreported in the news and I have learned a lot about the Mexican people. So I have no problem sticking with topics just about Mexico. I will find another place to express my support for the Americans. If anyone knows a good place, let me know, because it seems everyone is so eager to hate other than support. I think its time we changed the narrative to a more positive one, the only way to do that is to speak out with support for each other.
    1 point
  26. While others refuse to comprehend that credit <250> + 200 (added) = 450 ( total price of new object) . Maybe if you spent less time being sarcastic and "witty" you might have figured this out for yourself.
    1 point
  27. Your post isn't even a day old. It'll take us a minute to get there.
    1 point
  28. I have used Anna for almost 15yrs now and I agree she can be frustrating at times, the times I have heard talking on her cell phone she was trying to help a customer. So many of her gringo customers don’t have a clue about using a cell phone, as an example a poster claims that the 200 peso package doesn’t work in Canada, it works for me, but then I took the time to find out how it works and which network Telcel uses in Canada . So many of her customers want her to scratch the card and reload their phones, why can’t they do it themselves or use Mitelcel.. it would free up so much of Anna’s time...
    1 point
  29. Over half of Russians won't take the Sputnik vaccine. Among other things they didn't complete efficacy and safety studies before roll out. Brazilians found Chinese vaccines not very effective. No thanks to both.
    1 point
  30. All channels that were off are now back on. Weird....sun outage maybe?
    1 point
  31. Ferret, looks like Pfizer is #1 on the list obviously underwritten through prepurchase of does. Looks like you're splitting hairs here. This is a guaranteed market that would have underwritten development.
    1 point
  32. You don't need to have enough "credit" in your M.L. account to pay for something in cash at Oxo. The credit you now have should be applied to your next purchase and show you the balance you will have to pay in cash at OXO.
    1 point
  33. https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/11/trump-administration-collaborates-with-moderna-produce-100-million-doses-covid-19-investigational-vaccine.html
    1 point
  34. The amount has always been $1400... to go with the $600 sent out by the Trump Administration.... equaling $2,000. The 'original' House version was $2,000 but to my knowledge Biden has always said $1400.
    1 point
  35. Got our first AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Thursday Feb 25 in Cihuatlán, Jalisco. The clinic was for aged 60 and over. My ticket read that I was #293 but as I entered I was told there were no more vials ready - short wait while they mixed up new ones in the back. There were many more seniors waiting after us. Unfortunately a lack of bathrooms.
    1 point
  36. I can confirn this vague presentation by the poster "pappysmarket" of events about 8 or 9 months ago in ALL mainstream US newspapers and online and TV news. A Trump give away to Big Pharma. Millions and millions of dollars with no strings attached. You must have confused Google. 😊
    1 point
  37. That is a good problem for any business.....but in that case, a business must change, adapt, and grow, or expect the clients to go somewhere else. People understand occasional problems and frustrations...but not constant continuous ones.
    1 point
  38. I did and can find not a single story, report or gov't Website to confirm what you said. Or I wouldn't have asked. Generally when I post something I can back it up without getting po'd just for being asked.
    1 point
  39. Should document that and ask / politely demand at Telcel Laguna store.....maybe traffic overcapacity?
    1 point
  40. That was some warm welcome to a newbie! What's the matter with some of you, anyway? Just plain mean??🤨
    1 point
  41. Do your own research, I'm not an alternative to Google.
    1 point
  42. Remember, the US Government made contracts with many of the drug companies to attempt to create a vaccine and the contracts did not say the resulting product had to work. The American taxpayers underwrote the R&D risk for these companies but now Obrador says the products belong to the world? Sounds like a philosophy becoming more prevalent in the US. "Capitalism doesn't work because people are selfish." "People will work for the common good in a socialist society." Yeah, right!
    1 point
  43. I am not going to base my confidence in a vaccine on what kind of government produced it. That's just inserting politics into what, IMO, should be a choice based on reliable research. Let's hear about the latter. So far, there seem to be many conflicting opinions about whether some of the well known vaccines are or are not safe to administer to those in the truly "elderly" group.
    1 point
  44. My wife, a Mexican citizen received her first Pfizer vaccine shot today. The Chickasaws, my tribe are now vaccinating tribal member spouses. She complained it hurt her arm but after buying her blueberry pancakes, the pain went away. They are now saying the first shot Pfizer vaccine can be up to 90% effective. Many countries are now planning on giving just the one shot so they can do double the number of people vaccinated. Johnson & Johnson is advertised as a one shot vaccine but it appears one shot from Pfizer is more effective than J&J.
    1 point
  45. Exp. Expedido = Issued, Ven. Vencencia = Expiration
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  46. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/25/israel-freezes-plan-to-send-vaccines-to-foreign-allies
    1 point
  47. Sometimes people just absolutely refuse to believe that 2 + 2 = 4
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