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  1. 7 minutes ago, MtnMama said:

    I haven't experienced any side effects that I know of. I read that taking Omeprazole could cause problems so I quit for a week and was miserable. I talked to my Dr and he said not to worry.

    I believe Omeprazole is taken to counter acid reflux/indigestion which affects the esophagus internally.  Shatzki´s Ring is external to the esophagus.  So I´m not sure if Omeprazole would affect Shatzki´s ring.  But I certainly do not have a complete understanding of the two situations.  Do you have information that would shed a light on this from what your doctor has told you?


    On 7/20/2020 at 12:55 PM, sm1mex said:

    What are the big black birds that circle around and around over the lake. They don’t look like they’re hunting for anything.

    Most or all of the flocks of "big black birds" near the lake in Chapala municipality are Crested Caracaras.  These have white wing tips.  Black vultures do not.  Caracaras are nesting in La Floresta in the eucalypts.

  3. On 6/8/2020 at 6:22 AM, Kyle said:

    Cases just rose to 11 in Chapala so I would not go any time soon


    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. 5 hours ago, dennis clark said:

    Did you find any surgical tubing?

    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!


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  5. On 5/27/2020 at 2:38 PM, oregontochapala said:

    There is a place on Hidalgo as you head into Chapala, not far past Farmacia Guadalajara, opposite side of the street. They buy and probably only want certain types of recyclables, but maybe they'll take all of it if you ask.


    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. 3 hours ago, Floradude said:

    Whatever happened to the "confirmed" case of the doctor here, as well as the American lady that she contracted the virus from?

    Why are they never mentioned?

    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. 2 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    Still in progress as they freely admit.  I posted a link from them that explained all that.

    I don`t see the link....


    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. On 5/24/2020 at 3:33 PM, Paco Loco said:

    Spreading the disease is how we achieve heard immunity. There are some experts saying today that the COVID 19 is already beginning to die off. Testing is nice for gauging lethality but does nothing to quell the pandemic. It does seem to indicate that this virus is only slightly more deadly than the seasonal flu virus. What we’ve seen is a “pandemic panic” that’s unprecedented. The panic has destroyed more lives than the virus. 

    So far, herd immunity (spelled without the "a") has been tried without success.  It was tried in Sweden recently, without success.

  9. 11 minutes ago, gringohombre said:

    Yogi...where are you when we need you??? This is insane!!!! I hope that this is a parody...if so it is good! 

    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.

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  10. 5 hours ago, RickS said:

    I"m wondering where you heard that.  My understanding is that 'soap' attacks the outer 'protective shell' of/on the virus and it cannot survive. 

    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:


    This is a later understanding of how covid works with the cell`s structure, from MIT:


  11. On 5/1/2020 at 8:09 AM, Paco Loco said:

    The Governor must be unaware of there being no COVID 19 cases Lakeside? The draconian Dr. Fauci must be advising him. They have to stop moving the goal posts as they are killing what’s left of the Mexican economy.

    No "reported" cases.  This may be because there has been almost no testing.  Best to be safe.  

  12. On 4/27/2020 at 1:08 PM, ea93105 said:

    Am I the only one worried SS will be paying out in three years when I'm eligible ? The music may stop  with no chairs left....

    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.

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