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  1. I had a very good experience (so far) having cataract surgery done by Dr. Juan Garrido at Puerta de Hierro Sur hospital. I was given a choice of practically any intraocular lens I decided upon. The cost varied accordingly. The cost of monofocal lenses which most people get was 35,000 pesos per eye. These are usually for average distance viewing and reading glasses are used for close up viewing. After some research I decided on Zeiss (Lisa) multifocal (trifocal) lenses. The cost for everything excluding my initial examination (900p) and analytic measurements (1200p), was 42,000 pesos per eye, a
    7 points
  2. It is not trash. 50% IS better than nothing by a long shot. It's not like I was offered a choice of vaccine types. For now, I am happy to have been offered something. And keep in mind this was not an established fact when the shots were being given out lakeside. And keep in mind EVERYONE who got a shot here got the Sinovac. 1,000s of people, expats and Mexicans. And happy to get it. And I'll be going back for my second, which all reports say goes WAY up in terms of efficacy. As far as I'm concerned, anyone refusing to take a shot when offered is adding to the problem.
    7 points
  3. THANK YOU GimpyChimp. In that case, I can accept that and apologize to anyone offended.
    6 points
  4. Can't handle virgo lady? So sad. Add mysogynistic to your long list of issues, apparently.
    6 points
  5. Try and keep up Andy. Some people just don't feel the need to explain themselves more than once. Considering that you posted in the thread in which her comment was made, the onus is on you for not remembering the content. I prefer to make my decisions in life based on my own opinions and research. However, everyone else is also entitled to do the same. Stop badgering other people's opinions. It makes you look pathetic.
    6 points
  6. Five of us went to day to University of GDL to get Phizer vax, We were in and out in 50 minutes, we did not even have to get out of the car, everyone we had contact with spoke english, we got rcpt.for our return to get second shot in 3 weeks, they will email us when we should come back...
    5 points
  7. Thread after thread is filled with your endless attacking of other posters and their opinions or information. You post nothing of value or interest, just troll-like behavior. Are you really so desperate for constant attention?
    5 points
  8. Lakeside , it may not be acceptable up north but reallly who cares we are not up north and the vaccine you went to take up north is putting more at risk to the South African variant and who knows what else.. We are all gunea pigs in this major experiement of human beings in search of a solution. Astrazeneca has been stopped in France except for people between 50 and 65.. My nephew whois 33 and got the first vaccine has just been told he will receive pfizer or Moderna as his second vaccine and was assured it was ok.. Not sure how they can say it is ok to mix vaccjnes when no one seems to
    5 points
  9. It snowed last night... 8:00 am: I made a snowman. 8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman. 8:15 - So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere. 8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead. 8:22 - The transgender man..women...person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts. 8:25 - The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are
    5 points
  10. Just as the TSA is pretty much "security theater", the feeble attempts to control crowds at outdoor events is little but "health theater" designed for the image politicians want to project. Most don't really know what to do (understandably) and so they end up just doing something. They do not want to get caught doing nothing and then see infection numbers climb. I honestly have no idea what I'd do if I was in charge so I'm glad I'm not. I will just continue to encourage individuals to be as careful as they think is reasonable for their own health and the health of others. Wear a mask, wash
    5 points
  11. @NatashaGet off your high horse. It is up to the local facility to decide who can be vax'd; no one who went (to my knowledge) lied about where they live. They all had to show some sort of proof of address, CFE, Jalisco Drivers license, etc. Plus, their home zip code is part of their online registration. The folks running the location gave them the OK to get the shot, knowing these facts. From FB posts, many of the Lakesiders arrived to find no one else in line. Would you have rather have had these Pfizer doses, which were obviously thawed beforehand, go to waste??
    4 points
  12. We just drove to the university, pulled in at vaccination sign, Then some one checked your papers, then someone asked for our emails and two telephone numbers then drove on got shot, and went to waiting area, alot of students were dancing to entertain us, about every five minutes a doctor came to check if everyone was feeling ok, then we were told to drive out, the whole time was 50 minutes, none of us are having any bad reaction...
    4 points
  13. 4 points
  14. If they give too much change, I always point it out. I have also informed waiters that I haven't been charged for something that should have been on the bill. You can't (shouldn't) take advantage of anyone.
    4 points
  15. Possibly because it is a 1 in thousands event. I'm sure you aren't suggesting that Walmart is conspiring to make pricing errors and telling it's cashiers to cheat customers. It can happen at any store in the world that uses scanned pricing. You can get shortchanged at any store in the world when paying in cash. Based on your comment people just should stop shopping anywhere.
    4 points
  16. You can take the Sinovac now, and have some measure of protection. When something else you deem better comes along you can take it at that time. Waiting, on the off chance that a country might not accept any one brand of vaccine, just makes it harder for Mexico to approach heard immunity. France is now recommending a third dose of Pfizer & Moderna for people with "compromised" immune systems. So Will some people need to prove they have received 3 doses to enter France?? Doubtful Just get vaccinated now to protect us all.
    4 points
  17. Supervised construction on 2 in Raquet, 2 in Ajijic , 1 in Chapala, 5 in Chula Vista Norte. Everything from a small 2br to a 4br 3 level with elevator. I would qualify that as many.
    4 points
  18. We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. So I'm not fat, I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't hold any more so it started filling up the rest of me! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
    4 points
  19. Readers can note???? What else shall us readers "note?" When the first line of a post is inaccurate or complete bullshit, then readers should stop reading 🙃 Medians are NOT averages. You are asking readers to ignore your mis-representations. And yes the difference between Median and Average IS high school math. Some basics never change.
    4 points
  20. How does Sinovac's 83% efficacy, from a 10.000 patient study out of Turkey work for people here in Mexico? Realize, the supposed "50.38%" Efficacy report from Brazil is not valid. ... The Brazilian 'study' of Sinovac was so small that there were just 88 total vaccinated patients who were counted in the %Efficacy calculation and just 175 total unvaccinated (Control Group) patients with COVID for the Brazilian's %Efficacy report. When a study has just 88 patients in the Treatment Group (vaccinated patients wtih COVID), that is pitifully small, and the conclusions are not valid ... meanin
    4 points
  21. I don't. In the first place this so called "vaccine" is coming from a country with a record of lack of transparency and deceit and indeed caused this whole thing to begin with and made it worse by covering up for months. What will we learn next about it? I can't imagine why anyone would want to take any of these vaccines as the bad news continues to pile up. The Moderna version is linked to fatal thrombosis. The latest from Israel is the Pfizer vaccine appears to make one MORE vulnerable to the South African variant of the disease. The J&J shots have now been suspended in multip
    4 points
  22. Well me, for one!!! I would rather be with the 50% of Brazilians it helped than the 0% it helped, of the people waiting for whatever. It´s like they overheard one Covid virus talking to another, and saying, "don´t stop here because they are waiting for a different vaccine". Bisbee Gal probably wouldn´t take Pfizer if it was produced in China just because it´s Chinese. Her denigration of the Chinese far outweighs her concern of the vaccines. China is there, they have their form of government, like it or not, and that is not going to change.
    4 points
  23. Google can get a good source for this question.. look at reliable medical sources for opinions .. one site - Cleveland Clinic which is a reliable source of info - essentially says - do not mix .. Do You Have to Get the Same COVID-19 Vaccine or Can You Mix Shots? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
    3 points
  24. Oscar has recovered just about everything in our home. We had bought well made but cheaply covered pieces. After 4yrs ± oscar went to work over the summers, 4 various couches 6 chairs. Great work! Highly recommended! Fair Pricing!
    3 points
  25. They actually just want you to get vaccinated and with the exception of the people at the VFG arena, they don't really care where you're from and it's not stealing. They are not getting the turnout they hoped for and they are encouraging anyone over 60 who hasn't had any vaccine yet to come. Here is proof of that from El Salto. The government would prefer anyone in that age category to come rather than end up in their hospitals.
    3 points
  26. I've never understood why people who are leery of FB just don't setup a throwaway email and create a FB account with a fake name and no personal information. The Lakeside Covid-19 group is a great resource in times like these.
    3 points
  27. 33 people died in Europe from Pfizer vaccine. In USA 2 died from this vaccine also. Got to be careful.
    3 points
  28. Good to know. Our upholstery guy is feeling better today. He fell into his machine and is completely recovered.
    3 points
  29. And, just like that, all the men were vaccinated.
    3 points
  30. You don't comprehend very well, I guess. ALL in response to assinine attacks on me. I don't attack, but I have no problem retaliating against lunacy. But I am done with your infantile crusade.
    3 points
  31. I counted 14 posts from Andy Panda on this thread alone, none of which contain any information or anything of value, not even a humorous comment, but are all attacks on the posts of others. Then there are 36 posts by others, 14 of which are trying to get Andy to STFU if he/she has nothing to contribute. So there are 50 posts in this thread in total, before this one, 28 of which have nothing to do with anything but the troll.
    3 points
  32. What took you soooo long to weigh in on this "meaty" topic!!!
    3 points
  33. BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. ... The effectiveness of a Sinovac vaccine at preventing symptomatic infections was found to be as low as 50.4% by researchers in Brazil, near the 50% threshold at which health experts say a vaccine is useful. By comparison, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been found to be 97% effective. https://apnews.com/article/beijing-immunizations-chengdu-coronavirus
    3 points
  34. Okay, you have some cred. Excellent. But NYT has a lot more cred than you, and the Associated Press has earned 54 Pulitzers, so I will not be taking your opinion on those kind of blanket hip shots.
    3 points
  35. Believe the scientific posts out of the New England Journal of Medicine instead. Believe the scientific reports for the 10,000 patient Sinovac study performed in Turkey that reported 84% efficacy for the Sinovac. Why would anyone believe a Brazilian study of just "50% efficacy", that had just 88 vaccinated patients in the Treatment Group for calculating the vaccine % efficacy? ... Just because the NY Times & AP guys repeat it? Why would anyone believe a Brazilian study of just "50% efficacy", that had just 175 unvaccinated patients in the Control Group for calculating th
    3 points
  36. I did read it, and I understand the significance between AVERAGE and MEDIAN. The study is reporting AVERAGES and you vastly mis-represented the mathematical definition AVERAGE in your original post.
    3 points
  37. That would only be true if Pfizer was reporting its efficacy as MEDIAN results (the number with 1/2 above, 1/2 below). Average is the sum of a set of numbers divided by the total numbers.
    3 points
  38. And I won't spare you from how I feel about those who are easily stampeded and so unjustifiably self righteous about same. Good luck to you and I hope you won't need it. Let's leave it at that.
    3 points
  39. It will be interesting to see how the service holds up after a year, I'm not a big fan of Salinas Pliego, plus the service has way to many charges that can potentially nickle and dime you to death. If the bill is paid early there's a small discount paid on time regular price, if its paid late there's a 20.00 pesos extra charge. Early cancellation fee (before 9 months) and its almost impossible to cancel, kind of reminds me of Sky TV here 20 years ago. Whatever you do don't lose the modem, I believe they charge around $2000.00 pesos, there used to be a small annual fee as well. I'm
    3 points
  40. Yes, I do. See my follow up. You belong to a very, very small group of people here. We can tell from your posts you are never going to be happy with anything. Like I said, by refusing a shot you are simply adding to the problem. Because you could have been vaccinated and most likely become safe to be around. But now you are not safe.
    3 points
  41. Latest label? In 1836? Jim Bowie died during the insurrection against the Mexican government.
    3 points
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