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Everything posted by gimpychimp

  1. Wouldn't it have been a lot easier to drive into Guadalajara and get the shot if you don't like the one they are offering in Chapala?
  2. I read elsewhere that the tag actually says "Bob and Judy Katz".
  3. If a student doesn't get into the University of Guadalajara on the first try, they can try again every 6 months. I have sponsored students who got in on their third try to medical school, which is the hardest faculty to get into, with a huge number of applicants each semester. The entrance is decided by taking the student's average in Prepa, which is what we think of as high school, and adding it to a number they achieve on an entrance exam they write. The students I speak of had an average of 99% in the public Prepa, but didn't get a high enough number on the entrance exam to be accepted to
  4. An excellent painter is Enrique Pineda and his crew. Call 333 440 6364. He provides a 5 year warranty on his work too. His English is excellent.
  5. The University of Guadalajara charges a very low inscription fee each semester of about 800 to 1000 pesos, and that covers tuition for the whole semester. As a public university his education there is considered to be free from the government. There are 2 semesters each school year. The biggest expense for students from lakeside is that they either must rent a room in the city, or else ride the bus back and forth every day which costs at least as much. Renting a room varies depending on location and is usually about 1500 to 2500p a month. Books are quite minimal and some teachers let the
  6. The government will be supplying the young students with uniforms and backpacks, etc. The parents of primary school students pay a very small inscription fee (no more than 300p) to register the child in the school. Here is a video of the Governor explaining it, in Spanish. https://fb.watch/5aKaIArEKd/
  7. Yes they want to open the schools in May if possible. They can't be snubbing those over 65 if they are doing second shots for Jocotepec "over 60s" this week, can they? They have to work with whatever number of each vaccine they can get and supply is low in many countries, not just Mexico. Be patient and your turn will come. It is the Federal Government who is doing all the "planning".
  8. My friends who got their shots at the drive through in Tonalá about a month ago received a call from an English speaking person a few days ago, to advise them to come yesterday for their second shots. They went and it was very simple and they received some documentation showing that they had received both shots. Maybe Lakeside people will get calls too, I hope.
  9. First Dose of Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Offers Little Protection, Chile Learns The country vaccinated at record clip with shots developed by China’s Sinovac, then cases and deaths rose. Health experts say Chile dropped precautions too soon. A healthcare worker administered a Covid-19 vaccine dose at a church in Valparaíso, Chile, this month. Photo: Javier Torres/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
  10. I don't consider the news to be good regarding Sinovac. Chile has used it extensively and studied 10.5 million people who received it. They say after 1 shot you have only 16% protection, which is outrageously low in my opinion. Pfizer is said to have at least 80% after 1 shot. I hope that all the people who got Sinovac aren't loosening up their precautions, thinking that now they're safe. Even after 2 shots of Sinovac, the Chileans report just 67% efficacy. I would say that it's better than nothing but a long way from ideal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-dose-of-chinese-covid-19-vac
  11. They actually just want you to get vaccinated and with the exception of the people at the VFG arena, they don't really care where you're from and it's not stealing. They are not getting the turnout they hoped for and they are encouraging anyone over 60 who hasn't had any vaccine yet to come. Here is proof of that from El Salto. The government would prefer anyone in that age category to come rather than end up in their hospitals.
  12. A friend who tested there yesterday had her results emailed to her within an hour.
  13. I think you are confused between which vaccines the European Union has chosen to order and give to their population ( the ones you listed plus Astra Zeneca which a few have put on hold now), and what you will need to have as proof of vaccination possibly down the road to enter European countries. There is talk of a "vaccination passport" or some thing similar, but nothing is agreed to at this point. For now proof of vaccination is not required and it may never be agreed to that it is necessary. All countries are using different vaccines and no country is going to say that they will only let
  14. The reported numbers in Mexico can't be believed. Here is an article on the opinion of the UNAM university. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/official-count-is-2-million-coronavirus-cases-but-university-says-its-at-least-17-million/
  15. I read that there will be rolling blackouts in several states between 6 and 11pm, and that the power is for those States in Northern Mexico who have experienced the bad weather and snow.
  16. Costco won't let you in if you are over 60, so I bet Sam's won't either.
  17. If you think you can do better than him (and I bet you didn't even talk to him) especially in our area, then you are living in a dream world. Good luck with that. https://www.chapala.com/elojo/163-articles-2014/april-2014/2475-miguel-mora-a-muralist-for-the-ages
  18. He painted a large painting for us when we moved here in 2006, and it was at that time he told us of his work for the museums. I have not had restoration done.
  19. Maestro Miguel Mora lives in Chapala and has done many restorations of art for the museums in Mexico City. He has many years of experience and if anyone local could help you I bet it would be him. He is the artist who recently supervised the touchup of the big mural on the carretara near Chapala and also painted the art inside the dome at the end of the Chapala malecon.
  20. Bancomer doesn't charge me anything. When I sent the money the other day the $15 fee applied if I was sending 5K, but they waived it with 10K.
  21. I use a service online called OFX. They charge $15 and take the money from my TD Canada Trust account and drop it into my Bancomer account. I just transferred $10K and they waived the service fee. As with all foreign exchange the rate they give you changes constantly. It was a bit of paperwork to get it set up but now it is super easy every time I use it. I used to write a cheque to Bancomer from the Canadian account but they give a poor exchange rate and you have to sit and wait to see someone and wait while they call Mexico City for a rate, etc. Then I couldn't get access to the money f
  22. A young lady I know who works at a medical clinic in Jocotepec told me that they see about 15 covid patients a day, with about half being first visit new patients and the rest being previous visit patients. I think that's a lot.
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