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  1. 1 hour ago, RickS said:

    Is there anyone being tested Lakeside? Where?


    I would kinda doubt it, what with all the requirements you must meet, plus the blood work and chest x-rays you must first take to your doctor. I think if you are very old and have severe symptoms, the doctors might certify you for testing. Of course, some doctors here seem to like money, so maybe arrangements could be made.

  2. Try to wrap your head around this. Until there is an effective Covid-19 vaccine produced and given to you and everyone you come in contact with you will never be safe. Why? Because there are tons of asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 walking among us who could infect everyone they come in contact with without even knowing they have the virus.

    (Copied from another Ex-pat Board).


  3. 1 hour ago, Ferret said:

    Go ahead, protect her and yourselves but you may want to give her an explanation so that she and her family can let others know (via text or cell). I doubt very much that any of our helpers are reading the same newspapers that we are and are aware of what is going on in the rest of the world. Certainly the Mexican government has their heads in the sand.

    Rarely do I find a working class Mexican that has any knowledge of this virus. Wife's brother (civil engineer) and wife(elementary teacher) know almost nothing. Very few Mexicans of working class ever listen to news and weather on tv, or read that in newspapers. They just live their lives.


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  4. 3 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    Actually, if I read this correctly, I am impressed that the US leads all reported in ICU beds, which is what seems to be of significance here. 29.3 per 100, 000 is a Lot of beds.

  5. 16 minutes ago, johanson said:

    I don't know what I should do, but I somehow feel safer here lakeside than I felt one month ago when I was in Seattle, just a few miles from Kirkland where so many old folks have died from the corona virus. I was lucky that I returned when I did (more than 14 days ago)

    Every 6 months or so, I go to a Costco to buy this and that to include 30 rolls of toilet paper and several 12 packs of paper towels. I just did an inventory and I only have ten rolls of toilet paper and 6 rolls of paper towels  at the house here in Ajijic. (all from Costco, of course).

    I had been planning to drive to Costco in a week or three and buy another 6 months supply of this and that to include TP and paper towels. But it sounds like it might not be such a good idea.  I hope everything calms down including my fear of catching the Corona Virus

    I wish all of you the best of luck during this scary time for us "Old Farts" (that's what some of my much younger relatives call us old folks).

    It's always your choice, but I believe that your area NOB was ill prepared(both local and state) and in initial denial at the beginning is why so many cases and deaths. I believe now they have caught up and things have quieted down considerably there. All areas and States NOB are not equally prepared to care for their citizens. With today's stats release, the US death rate is now under 2%, so that should show everyone that the US, because of fast actions, is getting a handle quickly on things. Still, those fewer deaths are older with underlying illness. Just older is not the main concern.

  6. 48 minutes ago, bmh said:

    The fact is that AMLO is obviously putting money before the health of his country..Does not want to screw up the Easter business . Pretty sad really.

    Wonder how they think the CV gets into Mexico? Gto is having its 'rally" soon and there are basically entries from  all over Europe, including Italy. 

    The Coronavirus is just the flu, not the plague.
    Don't let your FEAR destroy the economy.
    Wash your hands and LIVE YOUR LIFE.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Eric Blair said:

    Any information you want can be found online. Why waste time asking people on a board when you can research it yourself?

    I found this online.  

     Mexico is not testing for covid and therefore has a low number of cases.  I even read somewhere that there are only 3 hospitals certified to test.  Below from the Puerto Vallarta News.  There was a similar article in the Mexico News Daily this week also.  We all know how the Mexican bureaucracy can be very frustrating to say the least.  When something changes it can be years before every procedure is decided upon.  Now with the upheaval in IMSS and Seguro Populare, it is a safe bet that the medical system is in shambles. It is likely in no way capable to deal with covid.  Of course, this effects private doctors too.

    The Mexican Health Ministry has confirmed that less than 300 people have been tested for the coronavirus since February 8, when the first case was announced. As of today, Mexico has only confirmed 8 cases of the pandemic.

    “I’m worried about the lack of diagnostic testing,” said Francisco Moreno, infectious disease specialist and head of Internal Medicine at ABC Hospital in Mexico City. “If Mexico has undetected cases circulating, the spread of the disease is going to be brutal.”

    At the same time, Mexico has seen an increase in deaths being contributed to seasonal influenza, which without testing could be misdiagnosed due to the similarities between influenza and the coronavirus.Mexico’s President has continued to reassure people, “We have the best experts on the matter. We still have the same number of cases and luckily there’s been no loss of life. We’re not hiding information from the population.”

    Moreno suggested that Mexico is waiting for the pandemic to create problems before addressing the spread.

    Currently, Mexico is only allowing testing for people who have known direct contact with the 8 confirmed cases in Mexico or recent travels to high-risk areas.

    “It’s likely that they’ve missed some cases and will continue to do so if they don’t increase testing,” says Alejandro Macias, the former national commissioner for influenza in Mexico during the H1N1 outbreak.

    The government of Mexico has misled the public about the risks and possible exposure, including denying a passenger on a Princess Cruise that tested positive had visited Mexico, despite passenger logs.

    The daily press briefings with Mexico’s President include accusations that conservatives are using the coronavirus to end his presidency.

    Mexico has successfully kept the coronavirus numbers low, not through prevention, but through a lack of testing driven by politics and not the health of the public.

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  8. 56 minutes ago, Eric Blair said:

    Any information you want can be found online. Why waste time asking people on a board when you can research it yourself?

    Would you be kind enough to tell the source online for the Chapala Governments and state of Jalisco Plans for what those who suspect they may have contacted the virus should do and how to seek help. Thank you.


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  9. 11 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

    That's an entirely false and ignorant statement. Mexicans also get parasites and get treated for them. You think all those parasite medications in the pharmacies are there purely for the use of gringoes? And no, all Mexican restaurants don't recycle everything, including what's on the floor. Your statements are racist.

    Got that derangement syndrome still I see !!! Only real racists use that word any more. That dog don't hunt here any more. You know so little about life in Mexico.Live with and among real working Mexicans before you run off at the mouth. Kiss my grits !


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  10. 1 hour ago, MER said:

    I have learned that the papaya seeds are one of the best remedies.
    You eat 20 seeds am and again pm for 5 days, take two days off. 
    Then you take oil of oregano for a week every three months.
    It knocks out the biofilm.  This is good for the good and bad junk in the gut.
    Then wash your produce in vinegar water.
    I think it is a cup per gallon of water.
    Those three will keep you parasite free.
    Papaya seeds daily, oregano oil quarterly; 
    wash produce in vinegar water.  
    Never touch your face or put fingers in your mouth;
    Wash your hand after everything and before everything;

    On the negative side, I saw a restaurant recycling the butter.
    They put out a small container of herb butter, 
    afterward, they scrap the leftovers into a large bowl,
    then they refill small containers and put them out.
    that is a parasite passage;  

    I eat salad and use the vinegar dressing
    that disinfects everything.
    I am never touching the butter again.


    Evidently you haven't lived in Mexico very long. All restaurants recycle Everything you leave on the table, whether you have touched it, smelled it, sampled it, sneezed on it, dropped it on the floor, etc. Just don't think about it and enjoy yourself. After a few years, your system will get used to it and build up a "mexican type" resistance. Welcome to Mexico !  :D

  11. 5 minutes ago, geeser said:

    Why not show the errors in the charts presented?

    Few dispute that the climate has changed and always will. It was much warmer when Greenland was green. It was also much colder when earth endured the maunder minimum 1450-1540. The climate has changed since the world was created and will continue to.

    geeser- there's no point arguing or pointing out the flaws in climate changers' thinkings or beliefs. If they wish to display their ignorance on public forums, the only people they are hurting are themselves. They are best left ignored.

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  12. 11 hours ago, RickS said:

    " It's unconscionable to make light of what's going on in SMA.  "

    Liana "C", you are barking up the wrong tree. I have no reason to make light of anything Mexico-wise, much less murders. My comments were speaking from my perspective, without living there, but visiting and listening to the chatter on Civil_List and info from friends. Those 'Civil' people will jump on anything that is out of the normal and shag it to death.... but of course aren't really 'in the trenches'.  You are much closer to the problem and also speak/read Spanish.

    You have also misconstrued a tongue-in-cheek comment about 'traffic' and turned it into an unfair indictment of me for your benefit. Shame on you for attempting to make my comment a serious statement about a serious problem. "Under Seige"... maybe so. Doesn't fit my description but to each his/her own.


    From the way I read your comments, looks like she is "spot on" with her observations. Caught you with your panties down and now you are again trying to weasel out of it by blaming her. Man up sometimes and stop being a child that can't always have his way.



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