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  1. 5 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    The US federal government does not have a national registry. The official federal proof of vaccination is the handwritten card given at the time you receive your vac. If you open a Walmart pharmacy account and receive your vac there you can download your record from them. 

    Otherwise your card is the proof as it is for over 200 million people vaccinated in the US. 

    And, if you have lost that card?


  2. On 11/8/2021 at 6:31 PM, Carrol said:

    CONSIDER THIS:  If you are thinking about having a colonoscopy or endoscopy by a local provider, you might want to check some other Qualified and Professional providers or facilities in Guadalajara to have it done.  Both my neighbor and I had these studies done four hours apart, about two weeks ago at a local facility.  Not only were we both charged for things that we shouldn't have been charged for (and a few days later each of us had one deuce of a time getting the overcharges reversed!). EG: I was overcharged nearly $2000 pesos above what was itemized by the local provider as my total charges for the entire procedure. The extra charge was listed as IVA (tax!)....which incidentally, my neighbor was not assessed.  And in my case, the charge was listed as something entirely different on my final blll (and it wasn't for something  legit like biopsies).  Add to that, after the study was completed, each of us was dropped off at a restroom, handed a bag of clothing....and told we could go home.  Neither of us were even fully awake from the anesthesia, and have absolutely no idea how we even got from the OR to the restroom!!!  Two days after our "studies," my friend and I compared our reports. And sad to say, it appears that each 'Final Report" was created using a computerized template--one like where the the results are checked off a template to create something called "Findings."  Both reports were nearly identical !!!!   All in all, these exams were a total waste of time; a waste of a lot of money; and for a completely useless report. One that in my case was intended to give my surgeon in Guadalajara important information for my planned surgery.  Unfortunately, I chose local providers to avoid another trip into Guadalajara.  BIG MISTAKE!!  I would strongly advise anyone else to seek out some other providers in Guadalajara if they ever need to have this important exam.


    Someone did not do their homework.

  3. 1 hour ago, gringohombre said:

    I got a FROWN thingy on this post commenting on the unusual cool weather here this Fall. Is this not historical FACT??? Ice ages to tropical oppressive heat over the 6+ billion years of our planets history??? And yes, even within many of our lifetimes the so called climate "experts" were predicting the next ice age!!! 

    No more Ice Ages allowed; the weather has to now be nice and predicable, so people can make plans that they don't have to change. Unacceptable if it gets colder or hotter than last year, or more rain or less rain. We all should know that by now. Get with the Program 

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  4. 2 minutes ago, Jim Bowie said:

    What do you mean "away from local bank"? The local bank does "not convert the exchange rate". That is done by Visa or Mastercard using an ATM, where you get the top rate. Much better than XE. You need to check it out. Losing too much money.



  5. 3 hours ago, lcscats said:

    We get very good rates from XE  also and money is coverted to Pesos away from local bank for example.

    What do you mean "away from local bank"? The local bank does "not convert the exchange rate". That is done by Visa or Mastercard using an ATM, where you get the top rate. Much better than XE.


  6. 7 minutes ago, dichosalocura said:

    Growing up I used to think all spinach came in a can and I dispised it.  After growing up and discovering fresh spinach, now I love spinach and it is so easy to get a bag of fresh pre washed popeyes spinach and chop it up yourselves.  Super fast to chop up and super fast to cook and super delicious without the tin flavor.

    Be sure to wash it again!!


  7. 1 hour ago, gringohombre said:

    Again...lets go to Sn. Google: Why is air quality bad in Monterey California?

    The biggest health threat from smoke comes from fine particles. ... Smoke transported from wildfires from as far away as Oregon can degrade air quality throughout Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties, causing the concentration of smoke to reach high levels of the Air Quality Index (AQI).
    Having lived in California for a good part of my life before my move here 14 years ago, I have been sad to watch from afar its deterioration perpetuated by incredibly inept state government there. It's a fact that horrible forest management by those bunglers has caused this ongoing problem!!!  And regarding "Monterrey is basically a cesspool place because of all the cheap manufacturing.... without emissions laws.... of/for US goods there"...does not California have the highest minimum wage in the country at $14 per hour, and if emission laws are being broken why is not the state prosecuting that???

    Monterrey, Mexico !!!  :(


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  8. 38 minutes ago, desafinada said:

    My husband had ear molds made by Dr Carlos Flores at Chapala Med this week.  He said they would probably be ready in a week or so.  He didn't know the cost as these were a different style than he usually made. 

    Thank you so very much. Would you mind sending me a PM when you know the cost and also what your husband thinks of them when he has used them. 

  9. https://www.foxnews.com/health/covid-19-vaccine-booster-unnecessary-fda-resigning?fbclid=IwAR37BznZy91DjgFHNso2g77DQ1NiG4tG_bSufgbrObDmoJr4RWj37CnmKpQ


    Marion Gruber, director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, and her deputy director, Phil Krause, set to leave in October and November, published a viewpoint in The Lancet on Monday along with other experts worldwide, arguing that the COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing severe disease, including against the highly transmissible and dominant delta variant.

    "Careful and public scrutiny of the evolving data will be needed to assure that decisions about boosting are informed by reliable science more than by politics," authors wrote, adding in part: "Widespread boosting should be undertaken only if there is clear evidence that it is appropriate."

    The comments come after Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the FDA, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently advised the White House that regulators need more time to review necessary data before approving a COVID-19 booster shot plan. 

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