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  1. "It is not as simple as it sounds" isn't very clear. Sorry you can't be bothered to explain.
  2. Not sure what you're referring to. From that article: Overall, new drugs cure the hepatitis C infection in 90 to 100 percent of people. Yes, the drugs are heavy duty, have side effects (what drugs don't?) and sometimes have to be changed. One of my friends who was cured was part of one of the original studies- she was on a combo of 2 of the drugs, but one made her feel really sick. They took that one out of the equation and only gave her the other. That solved her bad reaction, and just the one drug cured the Hep C.
  3. They might. It's a matter of approach. I have a friend who is a nurse practitioner in the Santa Cruz area. He works with a lot of Mexicans, having medical issues like diabetes, obesity, and other issues. He said the hardest thing is to get them to change their diet (that's hard for most people, actually- we like the foods we like), no matter how much he explained to them that they can't keep drinking Coke and eating greasy foods and piles of tortillas. Then, knowing how important family is to them, he started asking " Do you want to live to see your daughter graduate from university? Do you w
  4. Censoring someone's opinion or experience isn't the issue. It's when someone presents themselves as some sort of expert and makes claims that aren't backed up by any legitimate scientific studies or peer reviews that it's dangerous to put the information out there publicly. Presenting anecdotal evidence isn't a problem if it's just using something that is innocuous and can't harm you even if it doesn't work, like using tea tree oil on a fungus infection, or baking soda on something. But pushing pharmaceutical medications, which could have dangerous side effects and would be contraindicate
  5. There is a cure for Hep C now. It isn't a vaccine, it is medication. I know 2 people who had Hep C for decades, who were totally cured.
  6. You can get them quite inexpensively at the big fabric stores, like Parasina. They have them in their notions section- people use them for craft projects. They have small sizes, perfect for starting seedlings.
  7. Why would anyone assume that? There has been zero evidence that even having the virus confers immunity. And people who show no symptoms at all are spreading it and some are experiencing long-term effects to their neurological system and their organs.
  8. Excerpt from article in Mexico News Daily: In an opinion piece published in The Washington Post, Espino writes that in one of the “two epidemics” – the one the government describes – Mexico has implemented an “impeccable strategy” in the fight against the virus. From López Obrador and López-Gatell’s point of view, he writes, hospitals are not overwhelmed, the pandemic has been controlled and Mexico’s high fatality rate is the result of “Mexicans’ poor health conditions: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, all the product of neoliberalism.” “The other epidemic,” Espino continues, is
  9. If your mask fits well across the top, your glasses don't fog at all.
  10. So basically, the indigenous are engaged in self-genocide, it sounds like. Just read an article yesterday about a big protest in Chiapas, the people claiming that the virus was engineered by Bill Gates. Who is feeding them these conspiracy theories? Are there no educated people who can speak to them in their own language whose information they would respect?
  11. Got charged almost double for a checked bag when paying cash at the airport. I'll never make that mistake again.
  12. The adults who refuse to wear masks or distance aren't "thinking." If you saw a someone driving erratically, weaving all over the place, almost hitting pedestrians and forcing them to jump out of the way, would you have the attitude that the the driver can think for themselves and it's none of your business, or would you consider that he was endangering public safety? It's exactly the same thing.
  13. The death rate is actually about double that. Because counting the deaths against all the people who have been and currently are infected doesn't tell the real story. What you have to look at is the resolved case rate to know how deadly it is. People who had the virus and either recovered or died. You don't know how many people who are currently infected will recover. The resolved case death rate in the US is currently 9%. In Mexico it's 16%. All past pandemic death rates are based on resolved cases, as are those for other diseases like the flu, measles, etc.
  14. Are you unaware that there are places in the world that enforced stringent lockdown measures and reduced their cases to none? And that new cases only appeared when outsiders entered the community? There are ways to contain and eradicate a disease without a vaccine. The only reason that coronavirus is still running rampant is that there has been no worldwide co-ordinated approach and that people are too ignorant and stubborn to comply. And are you unaware that death isn't the only danger from this virus? That people are experiencing long-term effects from brain damage, other nervous diso
  15. No, that's not "better". The mask protects the wearer from others not nearly as much as it protects others from you. Those delivery guys go all over the place and likely don't social distance with their buddies. And instead of telling others not to be "mask nazis", go about your business the way you see fit- it isn't your affair to tell others whether they should require anyone who comes on their property to wear a mask.
  16. All the scientific information says that the mask somewhat protects the wearer, but is far more helpful in protecting others from you. That's why complying with wearing a mask isn't about personal freedom, but social responsibility.
  17. I'm just blown away by how this virus has made the infantile attitudes of supposed adults so evident. Regardless of their nationality. The "I don't have to, you can't make me" idiocy is no different than a teenager railing against their responsible parents' insistence on knowing their kids' whereabouts, who they are hanging out with, and imposing curfews and consequences. And the governor's statements about possibly having to enforce lockdowns again is what I would call a consequence, not a threat.
  18. Well, you don't live in a beach town. I can assure you "the poor" descend on the beaches in massive numbers in Mexico. They come by the busload, bring all their own food with them, don't spend money at local restaurants, but buy groceries and prepare their own food, they spend the days on the beach and return to sleep in the seats on the buses at night. You can easily count 140 of these buses parked up by the OXXO and anywhere else they are allowed to park on Semana Santa, Christmas holidays, and when the kids get out of school in the summer.
  19. When people refuse to comply with what are straightforward, easy to comply with directives, then yes, public officials who actually care about keeping the public safe need to get tough and make it clear that if people refuse to comply willingly, they will be forced to comply. Jalisco is lucky to have a governor intelligent and concerned enough, and who clearly understands measures necessary to contain a pandemic and prevent unnecessary deaths. Everyone everywhere should be so lucky. It's no different than seat belt and drunk driving checks and fines. It's about being proactive about publi
  20. Harsh measures? They are logical, common sense measures proven to work to contain a highly contagious and dangerous pandemic. And those measures are designed to protect everyone- measures that are being employed, all around the world, where people have sense and education, that have kept the infection and death rates down in those places. Places that don't have any "old ex-pats". You criticize endlessly the things that are quite normal in Mexico, yet now you're the big defender of Mexicans who want to work. And no one is telling them they can't work. All they have to do is wear a damn m
  21. Yes. It's a bizarre and vile concept to cut pieces off of humans or animals because of some "tradition", the reasons for which may have been thought warranted at some time in history but have no validity today.
  22. Why do people insist on amputating parts of dogs' bodies? It's horrible.
  23. I speak and understand Spanish- not super fluently, but well enough. But I could never understand the jingle the Soni Gas truck plays. It always sounded like "Ja gee bo, Soni Gaz". I even asked a Mexican friend, an educated one, and they said they didn't get it either. Then a local Mexican told me- "Ya llevo, Soni Gaz. But it still sounds like the Ja gee bo.
  24. I agree. They don't bag my groceries here the way I'd like them to at all. They'll put the paper towels and a couple of virtually weightless things in one bag, and load up another with all the heavy stuff. Plus I like all the stuff that needs to be kept cold in one bag, so I can transfer it to my cooler bag with ice in it when I get it out to the car. I usually bag myself, but I still tip them. And rather than point out the hypocrisy of banning plastic grocery bags when so much else comes overpackaged, talk with your wallet. Don't buy things which are overpackaged. Send the companies an e
  25. The checkers and stockers aren't 70-85 years old.
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