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  1. We manage to eat well, stay healthy and avoid Walmart, simultaneously.
    10 points
  2. Repeating false information doesn't make it true. COVID is in completely different category of viruses than influenza. That's called science.
    8 points
  3. Why all this debating?. The governor has asked us all to follow his guidelines in order to save lives and not over burden the healthcare system here. Same as every other country around the world. Can you please stop with all the bickering and opinions, it really doesn't matter what any of thinks....the virus is here, it's spreading quickly and there is no immediate fix in the near future. We are all very fortunate to be retired and don't have to endure going out to work, having to work from home, having to homeschool children. Please show a little maturity and stop the nonsense. Be kind to yo
    7 points
  4. As of tomorrow and until the end of the month I will be 59 years old. If questions, I will blame my old age looks on Tequila breakfast, lunch and dinner shots. ☺️
    7 points
  5. If anyone starves because they can't get into Walmart...their problems deserve a more professional analysis than can be obtained on this board.
    6 points
  6. In addition to space and duration of contact you need to consider the viral load of your encounter. Even IF a person who is carrying the virus sneezed at exactly the second they walked past you (and, as Mostlylost pointed out, what are the chances of that happening?) the amount of virus in the droplets that you MIGHT inhale can easily be knocked out by your immune system. Nothing happens. Stand or sit a couple of feet away from an infected person for several hours, talking, laughing or maybe shouting, singing and the viral load you take in may overwhelm your immune system and you get sick.
    6 points
  7. Panic Button Facts – January 15, 2021 Early rumors and news sources cites pending closures and restrictions for businesses and public life. News outlets published WITHOUT reading the actual published decree. The Official Decree publication can be found here for any of you that speak Spanish https://periodicooficial.jalisco.gob.mx/sites/periodicooficial.jalisco.gob.mx/files/01-15-21-bis.pdf I will summarize here the salient points of which have been misrepresented today or were changed from earlier reports so everybody knows what the law requires of them. This applies to th
    5 points
  8. Supermarkets are denying entry to people over 60. Looks like they need to try and get a fake ID saying they are 58. How they will eat will be hard. Why don't they just ban fat people from grocery stores? It is obvious they don't need food and aren't protected under the constitution. I will kick the hornets nest for you guys
    5 points
  9. As Bisbee Gal explained above, her practices when going out do not present a danger to either herself or others. I have been conducting myself in exactly the same way she describes, since March. And I don't go out for frivolous reasons. The virus gets spread by those who either don't get it, or don't care. Pulling some filthy wadded-up mask they've worn 100 times out of their pocket, that they only put on to be allowed to enter a store, wearing it under their nose, refusing to distance, getting together with people they don't share a home with, while taking no precautions, and so on.
    5 points
  10. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY THEY ARE SELLING FAST!
    4 points
  11. Ordering a Pizza in 2022 !!!! CALLER: Is this Pizza Hut? GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza. CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number, sorry. GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Pizza Hut last month. CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza. GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir? CALLER: My usual? You know me? GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust. CALLER: Super! That’s what I’ll have. GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order
    4 points
  12. Go ahead and mention me, IDGAF. I have walked the malecon 2 or 3 times a day for years. It is the fastest, level-most walking route from my home to Ajijic downtown. Now that it's closed, I walk the paseo next to it. YOU sound like the patrols you mentioned----why do YOU care so much about what others are doing. I was going shopping on Saturday, as was @Mostlylost this AM at Walmart. BTW I walked the paseo again today, TWICE. This AM, a police car drove by me, I waved, they waved back.
    4 points
  13. I would like to have mine on the rocks . ☺️
    4 points
  14. Be as safe as you can be; individual responsibility. There is a peak in cases here/ coming which also means more contagion! Is the new covid here? Who knows! But, we should assume it is as it was in the US! Don't be foolish . Be as safe as you can. Utilize delivery services which abound. Restaurants universally deliver and are fighting for survival. El Torito delivers. Costco has Lakeside Delivery Service. Pharmacies deliver. Do you really need to go out? What is safer for your survival? This is a worldwide question not just here!
    4 points
  15. Children don't live alone, they have families. Here's what my oldest daughter in Toronto told my 14 year old granddaughter back in March when she and her husband were already working from home and isolating and the 14 year old was sneaking out of the house to go hang out with her friends: "Look, if you get this virus, you probably won't get very sick, you might not even show any symptoms. But if you bring this virus into our home, your father and I could die." Additionally, children aren't going to be diligent about washing their hands, they don't have consciousness to keep thei
    4 points
  16. "All or nothing" polices never succeed. Instead they instill mistrust of government generally. Remember the 1920's Prohibition Act? How'd that work out? Remember the 1980's "Just Say No" drug policy? By the 80's, smoking your first joint in HS was a rite of passage and this policy was laughed at. Remember the 1990's "Sexual Abstinence" Sex-Ed curriculum? Hormones made short work of that. The right approach is harm mitigation. I.e., separate use/possession of pot from hard drugs; teach teens about safe sex, STD's, birth control options; regulate alcohol sales, pass
    4 points
  17. Just an observation, it is my understanding the seniors living in multigenerational extended family households are tending to get covid from younger family members. That being the case, confining them to their homes where the exposure risk is greatest doesn't feel like a very good control strategy. I suspect one of the reasons older expats here have had almost no cases is they don't live in these types of family situations. Also the expat community is very aware of the more effective control strategies like mask wearing around others and social distancing. I'm told there is a move
    4 points
  18. Happy Birthday to all who just turned 59
    4 points
  19. I watched and took notes: Alfaro started and ended his 38+-minute press conference saying that these new restrictions are in addition to the sanitary protocols that have not been modified. He listed face masks, social distancing, hand-washing, staying away from crowded or public places, and contacting a health professional should you experience symptoms.
    4 points
  20. This is all well and good but why in the name of sanity is the use of MASKS, used properly not mandatory? No one should be allowed on the busses without one or in any shop. Time to stop this MACHO BS.
    4 points
  21. the virus has to move from place to place, person to person to spread. if nobody moves neither does the virus and it dies out. keep that in mind. not even science. just common sense
    4 points
  22. Yes why would anyone remove the old sticker? Much more fun to have 10 years worth of stickers on your windshield.
    4 points
  23. Well since it has been determined that WalMart is allowing over 60 shoppers in, this thread has served its purpose. And of course per usual and the usual suspects turn to posting personal commentary and snark. Closed.
    3 points
  24. That would apply to you as well-eh!
    3 points
  25. What´s even worse is acting like Portland OR, is the Mecca for chili dogs, like does anybody really care.
    3 points
  26. Thank you, Rick. I love when people who have chosen to live in the central highlands of Mexico bitch about how food here is not as good as what they had in the country they came from. Sometimes they have not even tried it. They just look at the picture and commence criticizing.
    3 points
  27. Just an update...SUCCESS!!! Muchas gracias CHILLIN!!! I picked up the batteries that he graciously offered me for my golf cart and had them charged and checked out by Jamie who gave the greenlight and had Armando, my mechanic come to install. He found that there not one, but 2 of the batteries (out of the 6) were malo, so thankfully my gift of the 2 were perfect. I charged overnight and have been test driving over the past couple of days and running like a race horse!!! Now I am waiting for Adelita's to resume the wonderful Sat. and Mon. music nights so I can take it on the short trip there a
    3 points
  28. Isn't slowing the spread a good idea, because you're not going to stop the spread. Slowing the spread until a vaccine is readily available seems the only alternative. .................................................................................... It's a great idea. The studies tell us that to do so we need to wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain social distancing, avoid crowded spaces and large gatherings. For months we have heard "follow the science" The science does not tell us closing a tennis court, a park, a malecon will do anything to slow the spread. It didn't wo
    3 points
  29. The government can do basically nothing to stop the spread. This study, which was published in the Wiley Online Library on Jan. 5, researchers examined COVID case growth across 10 countries to determine how beneficial various precautionary measures proved to be, specifically looking at more restrictive measures like lock downs and business closures. Researchers compared COVID cases in England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the U.S.—all of which instituted mandatory stay-at-home orders and business closures—to South Korea and Sweden, which only implemented vol
    3 points
  30. You are probably correct regarding the current spike being the result of Christmas & New Years gatherings. A study published in the journal Indoor Air in October looked at 318 outbreaks in China in which three or more cases were identified. The researchers divided the outbreaks into six categories: homes, transport, food, entertainment, shopping, and other—and they found people were 19 times more likely to get the virus at home. Similarly, research out of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill determined that your home is the most common place for COVID-19 transmission.
    3 points
  31. Damn, have you tried this chili dog or just judging by the photo? Gee Dorthy, you're not in Oregon any more...too bad!
    3 points
  32. Maybe seniors can get fake IDs to say they are 58, like in college you got a fake ID to buy alcohol, similar but now its for rubbing alcohol and meds and food
    3 points
  33. I don't get within 6 feet of people when I walk, usually when I walk there are few people on street or the malecon (I don't go to malecon weekends or evenings, most of the time I go, it is nearly deserted). If I see a crowd when I walk towards malecon, I am capable of switching gears and walk instead on the paseo, where it is rare to even run into 1 person). If someone is walking towards me on my sidewalk I walk into the street or cross it. If I go to shop, I look inside before I enter, too many people or anyone without a mask, I don't go in. From CDC site,
    3 points
  34. Covid does not enter through your ears. I wear glasses. The odds of me walking by someone not wearing a mask and sneezing just as they pass by me is about the same as being struck by lightning. As to where I found the information about prolonged contact check the CDC and the WHO plus thousands other websites.
    3 points
  35. The science tells us that the virus is spread by prolonged contact with an infected person. The statistics tell us that the vast majority of those that contract the disease do so in their own home from family members, and in closed environments in close contact with others for prolonged periods and not wearing a mask. Since March I have flown to the USA. I have visited Mazamitla. I have eaten in restaurants. I renewed my IMSS in GDL. I shopped in Walmart. I walked on the bike path and the malecon. I went to the clinic and got my flu shot. I had family members visit for the day and we
    3 points
  36. I'm guessing the odds of you getting stopped or checked are about the same as getting eaten by the lake crocodile
    3 points
  37. Tuesday, around 9AM I paid at the kiosk using a 500 peso note for a 389 peso bill, received cash and coin back. If the machine is low on cash it may not accept a 500 peso note. I also had a problem and was allowed to go inside and speak with an employee.
    3 points
  38. Now this is 'on the spot' reporting for sure....👍
    3 points
  39. Simple to change. “As you know most LCS medical services are available to all residents ....” The wording likely has not needed to be this way until this unprecedented time. Those of us not always seeking ways in which to feel aggrieved understand that.
    3 points
  40. LCS is an institution which is funded by membership fees. I see no problem with prioritizing members for some services, since they are the people who are supporting it.
    3 points
  41. I got a surprise call from the VA, here in Texas, with appointments for my Covid vaccinations; This Friday, and again in four weeks.
    3 points
  42. An exercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with a five-pound potato bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides, hold them there for a full minute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten-pound potato bags. Then try 50-pound potato bags, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
    3 points
  43. Some of you seem to be forgetting that we are living in Mexico. These directives aren't aimed at inconveniencing retired gringos. Most elderly Mexicans have plenty of family around who can go shopping for them. The aim is to keep their elders from dying. 85% of COVID patients in Mexico who are put on ventilators end up in the morgue.
    2 points
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