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    Appalachian singing, classical music, organic veg gardening, weaving/spinning/dyeing, papermaking, woodworking, birding, permaculture, ancient Egypt

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  1. I`m looking for an old acoustic (upright) piano. Just needs to work, I don`t care how it looks. The soundboard needs to be intact and the hammers, etc have to all exist, however.
  2. I need old blue jeans. The older and more faded and worn the better. Unwearable? Fantastic! These are for a rag rug. Your old duds will live on! Thank you!
  3. According to the Reporter June 4 there are 2 cases in the town of Chapala. According to many reports including the office of Hector Espana, Expat Liaison, there are a total of 11 cases spread throughout the municipality.
  4. No, never did. I went to the medical supply place just north of the main part of Ajijic where everyone said to go but they didn`t have it. I was going to use it for home gym purposes, bought some from Mercado Libre which never came (from China) then found bicycle inner tubing and have used that to contruct my home gym. Thanks for asking!
  5. The will only take what they can sell easily - aluminum and other metals and plastic bottles. No glass. I believe no cardboard but will check.
  6. The case of the doctor in the Reporter article case was not confirmed. She tested negative twice. It was a man that she said she contracted the virus from. He left immediately for the States. All the doctor`s patients were tested and none were positive.
  7. I don`t see the link.... Otherwise: Bjorn Olsen, a professor of infectious medicine at Uppsala University (in Sweden), told Reuters, "I think herd immunity is a long way off, if we ever reach it." Business Insider, May 22: Sweden's Public Health Agency last week released the initial findings of an ongoing antibodies study that showed that only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had developed antibodies against COVID-19 by late April. Herd immunity requires at least 60% to 70% of people to achieve immunity. May 14: With 39.26 deaths per 100,000, Sweden's mortality rate is higher than that of the U.S. (29.87 deaths per 100,000) and exponentially higher than those of its neighbors Norway (4.42 per 100,000) and Finland (5.56 per 100,000). As far as I know, Sweden is the only country that is trying "herd immunity".
  8. So far, herd immunity (spelled without the "a") has been tried without success. It was tried in Sweden recently, without success.
  9. It is called science. Do you recognize the word? S - C- I- E -N- C- E. Look it up, you may find it illuminating. Or not. Sadly, by your posts, I would guess most likely not. Or, of course, you may be one of the most decidedly not illuminated folk who is trying to claw their way back to a time before science. Good luck with that. Once out of the box and all that.
  10. From the New York Times science section (link below): The soap dissolves the oily membrane of the virus. This is the layer that, when combining with the oily membrane of a cell, allows the virus to work its way inside a cell. Once there, it releases its RNA coding and away we go. It is not that the soap "attacks" a virus so that the virus does not survive. It is, indeed, not alive. It is simply rendered unfunctional. Here is a great but simple explanation of how Covid-19 works: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/11/science/how-coronavirus-hijacks-your-cells.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap This is a later understanding of how covid works with the cell`s structure, from MIT: https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/15/999476/explainer-how-does-the-coronavirus-work/
  11. No "reported" cases. This may be because there has been almost no testing. Best to be safe.
  12. All information, including from SSA itself, says that won`t happen until 2035. Then it will go to a 21% reduction of SSA benefits. Unless the 68 million who receive SSA monthly checks have something to say about it.
  13. Monday: has anyone been there today? Is it open? Anything left?
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