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  1. To the first question, no. To the second question, yes, I read it. "These annual outbreaks cause about 3 to 5 million cases of serious disease and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths". We are 5 months into coronavirus and there are 6 and a half million infections and close to 400,000 deaths worldwide so far. So no, not relevant, because if it continues at this rate, which there is nothing to indicate it won't, it will prove to be far deadlier than influenza.
  2. One thing has no relevancy to the other. Murder and car accidents aren't contagious. Coronavirus deaths aren't that important because people die of other things, too? I know logic is hard concept for some people.
  3. Moving on? You mean pretending like the virus is no longer a threat because they're bored of it?
  4. I've lived in Mexico for 18 years and never felt the need for a weapon.
  5. Ah, so you are now the self-appointed permission officer in charge of where to post what. This board sure attracts a lot of wannabe dictators.
  6. Thanks. I didn't say they were maggots, though, I said they were maggoty-looking. I guess I didn't see the heads.
  7. Okay, so for those who are familiar with such things, I have something eating my table- I can see them sometimes- they are little white maggoty looking things, but what comes out of the furniture isn't like sawdust- it looks like finely ground coffee- more like tiny grains than dust. Ideas?
  8. Try the boric acid solution someone suggested in this thread. The worst that can happen is that it doesn't work. But it probably will, at least for awhile. The Mexican standby is used diesel- smells awful for quite awhile, needs to be left outside where you aren't breathing it, but it does work and smell does eventually disippate. After living in Mexico for years, you learn to buy furniture or have it made, with woods that the bugs don't like.
  9. You are referring to pentachlorophenol (sp?). Highly toxic, can't be sold without an exterminator's license in Canada. Linked to pancreatic cancer, among other nasties. protective gear required if you value your health. You couldn't pay me to use that stuff. There are much less toxic alternatives.
  10. Of course, sometimes what was just part of everyday life people can find they need help with as they age, depending on their state of health. But the part of the article I referenced wasn't saying that- the woman said that even a simple thing like paying a phone bill in Mexico can be frustrating. Had she said that it would be better for them to be around family to offer assistance, as the simple things in life aren't as easy for her as they used to be, that would have been quite understandable. But she was specifically making it sound like it's some big hassle to pay a phone bill or some other simple thing in Mexico. For sure there are things that are frustrating in that they seem to be so inefficient- like that it seems to never take less than 15 minutes at a teller's window at a bank, even for some simple transaction that would take about 4 minutes NOB. But I've had equally frustrating experiences dealing with official stuff in Canada as in Mexico.
  11. Those who find simple tasks, like paying a phone bill, frustrating, might consider learning enough of the language of the country they are relocating to that those tasks are not frustrating, or perhaps consider that they are ill-suited for life outside their own country.
  12. No, not an assassin or kissing bug. Those look quite different.
  13. That doesn't sound strange to me at all. People would feel safer travelling and living in their own rig than risking infection by taking public transportation and staying in hotels.
  14. Carnivores will eat what they kill, or end up purposely killing and eating what they chase or play with if they are hungry. I imagine a mouse or a lizard isn't that enticing or flavorful to actually consume if a cat is used to a couple bowls of yummy Whiskas every day. I'll bet a lion wouldn't bother chasing down and killing and eating a gazelle if you threw it a fat juicy steak every day.
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