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  1. Thanks, everyone. I was hoping this was not just another gringo rumor/gossip tidbit. Any further info would be appreciated. I wonder what shall I say to the person who told me this?
  2. I have heard that they are now covering medical expenses out of country, but I would like more info. Anyone know anything about this? I never go up north, I live here totally full time. Gracias!
  3. Many of those of us who live here full time have received the Sinovac jabs. Sinovac booster shot effective against delta variant, study says By Zachary Rosenthal, AccuWeather staff writer A study has shown that an additional dose of Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine boosts antibody activity against the delta variant, Reuters reported. Before this study's release, some countries which had heavily relied on the use of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine had been distributing booster shots made by Western nations. According to the study, those who receive a Sinovac booster shot show a level of protection against delta four weeks after their booster shot comparable to the level of protection seen four weeks after their second dose. Those who did not receive a booster demonstrated no antibody activity against delta after six months. The Sinovac vaccine has been shipped globally, with the World Health Organization planning to distribute nearly 100 million doses to Africa and Asia by the end of September. Some countries have turned down the vaccine, citing data on its lack of effectiveness against the delta variant.
  4. When you buy insurance, just remember that at our advanced age almost everything could be construed as a "pre existing condition" and the insurance will not cover it, as I just found out. So you might end up paying out of pocket AND paying an insurance premium every year. Is it worth it?
  5. I would like to hear from various people what they have paid. Don't know the # of Lake Care. If they are an agency, they might charge more than an individual person.
  6. How much per hour? Per 12-hr. shift? Per 24 hour shift? For 2 weeks. Asking for a friend, gracias.
  7. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/daily-covid-infections-far-higher-than-official-counts-says-specialist/
  8. So will AMLO step up and arrange this 3rd shot, or what do we do, those of us gringos who live here year around and got the Sinovac jab?
  9. It's hard to tell what part of the world some posters are talking about. All vaccines are not created equal. Those of us who live full time in MX have probably received the Chinese SinoVac jabs a few months ago. Info has come out that it is not as effective as the better and more expensive vaccines given up north and in other 1st world countries. I read (sorry I don't have the link handy, I read a lot) that in Indonesia, another developing country where SinoVac has been given, that many doctors in that country got that vaccine and that many have died already from the Delta virus among patients that they are treating. The Delta variant is considered much more highly contagious and lethal than the current covid we are familiar with. Many more young people are catching it. It took hold in India, also Britain and many other countries. As many countries, including MX and up north, are now opening up and loosening the CV regs, and many people are now travelling internationally, it's obvious that it is only a matter of time before the Delta (and maybe Lambda) variants hit here. Delta has already taken over in CDMX and the first case has been discovered in GDL. Delta has also taken over in many rural locations in the USA where few people are vaccinated and their hospitals are filling up. Stats show that nearly all the recent CV deaths in the USA are from unvaccinated people. It has been said that Delta is so contagious that it can be caught from a very quick outdoor encounter. It's only a matter of time before it gets here, here being Lake Chapala. Cuidado!!
  10. "Deep State" is a paranoid conspiracy theory that will not help you in any way.
  11. Just be glad they are not singing into microphones!
  12. Val, you are married and don't see the need for a real caretaker which is not a physical therapist, which I can get at the Ajijic Clinic. When you are on a walker, you have to use both hands so you actually need someone to carry things for you, like your dinner to the table. they need to do errands to buy food, etc. but not housecleaning. They need to walk alongside you at all times to be sure you don't fall. The nurse has to bathe you because you can't get the incision wet in a regular shower; I guess she has to help wash your hair as well. And do your laundry and tie your shoes. I went through all this 13 years ago with the actual replacement but I can't remember all the details! I'm not getting an entire replacement but just a new ball and socket which is a smaller operation, but still requires recovery, etc. I need someone 24/7 for up to 10 days depending on what the doctor says afterwards. Maybe 2 people, split shift. I'm not relishing the idea of being with a stranger all that time, but gotta do it. This is like a job for me to manage all these things and people, interviews, etc. My original surgery was an accident so everything was thrown together and worked out fairly well. Now my life is a bit more complicated.
  13. I tried to copy and paste what they sent me, but not working. Their pricing is complex depending on what kind of program and what kind of living space you want. The cheapest is the 1 room studio with independent living which costs $30,000pesos/mo. but does NOT include food, which is available at restaurant prices or the little grocery shops (to be built?) nearby. So, I'm not going to leave my roomy 2 br. house with a big kitchen for that! This setup also required a $10,000USD "deposit" - on what, I don't know. The next level would be a 1 BR apt. with full assisted living which costs $36,400MXP/mo. and a $60,000USD deposit which you can get back when you die. Not making this up! There are other levels of housing that cost more. It's funny how they can't quote the deposit amount in pesos because the number would be so huge! I thought it sounded nice at first, but considering the place is not close to being finished - with pool, restaurants, etc., I think I'll pass.
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