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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 15:06 (106 days ago)

Petatlán has closed its bars and cantinas. Hopefully Zihuatanejo will follow suit, though i have my doubts.

Still no local cases of COVID-19. Reports that there were have been desmentidos as FAKE NEWS, which doesn't surprise me at all. Lots of interests are looking to use this matter to score political points. IMHO the SSA is providing credible daily updates and recommendations, and the president isn't meddling in their affairs, though he did apparently reduce the price of gasoline to help offset and get ahead of the coming economic crisis. The military, hospitals and first responders are all coordinating, planning and preparing according to the SSA and the federal and state governments.

It's disheartening and unhelpful to see so many folks on here using Canadian and U.S. measuring sticks to compare and criticize Mexico's response. Mexico knows its own weaknesses better than anyone, and it knows what it has to do. But at the moment we have no contagion running through our communities. It seems most cases are still from folks coming here from abroad. So far this has been manageable and the government has been able to quarantine carriers and potential carriers. They know that won't be possible much longer once the cases get into the hundreds. Instead of measuring us by your nation's measuring stick I hope you'll follow the recommendations emitted by Mexico's government if you are here in Mexico. They provide excellent, useful and timely information on their website including regular briefings by professionals, not politicians.

Gobierno Federal - Secretaría de Salud - https://www.gob.mx/salud

Lupita held a massive giveaway yesterday in Plaza del Artista of donated school supplies for the children of one of the poorer colonias where some of the fishermen's families live. Huge thanks to the generous people who make this possible.
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A child wandering vendor and his friend. We've been helping this kid for years. Smart as a whip and a real hard worker.
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I guess we won't be sitting on any railings at the pier any more. Not sure even the birds will be either or that I even want to lean on these skinny little things.
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The piso of the muelle is being finished.
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The entrance to the pier is wider than before because they moved the pier over several meters compared to its original location.
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Looks like the shade roofing is going to be white, not brown.
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by Helene @, Zih, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 15:09 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

those children are so beautiful. that picture perked me up. thank you

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 15:26 (106 days ago) @ Helene

those children are so beautiful. that picture perked me up. thank you

Thanks, Helene. Please refresh the page. I missed one of the photos but it's there now.

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by Fuceneh @, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 15:19 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by SeaTraveler, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 15:26 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Sincerely wish you, your family, and all my wonderful friends in Zihua good luck, maestro! CNN just reported that the minister of health of Mexico announced that AMLO "cannot be infected with the virus because of his moral character!" Would that viral biology could recognize the good and the bad among us.....

Stay at home whenever possible. Wash your hands. Wash your parents' hands. Wash your children's hands. Use alcohol-based (at least 60%) sanitizer liberally on all surfaces - door handles, tables, counter tops, shopping bags, your keys, etc. Stay at least 1m apart. Slow down the transmission of this virus. Even young people can get it and get very ill and transmit it to their families (even if they don't die at such a high rate).

From a huge champion of Zihua for two decades. I am a retired physician who is living through the epidemic in Seattle. It's no joke!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 18:55 (106 days ago) @ SeaTraveler

Sincerely wish you, your family, and all my wonderful friends in Zihua good luck, maestro! CNN just reported that the minister of health of Mexico announced that AMLO "cannot be infected with the virus because of his moral character!" Would that viral biology could recognize the good and the bad among us.....

Bullshit! Why spread Fake News? Oh, CNN USA? Yeah, they’d say crap like that, just like they cover up election fraud and burn Bernie while covering for Joe. Try DW or Al Jazeera or France 24

Stay at home whenever possible. Wash your hands. Wash your parents' hands. Wash your children's hands. Use alcohol-based (at least 60%) sanitizer liberally on all surfaces - door handles, tables, counter tops, shopping bags, your keys, etc. Stay at least 1m apart. Slow down the transmission of this virus. Even young people can get it and get very ill and transmit it to their families (even if they don't die at such a high rate).

We’re paying close attention to the information coming from our authorities who have so far managed to contain the virus while getting ready for the next phase. We all try to keep our finger on Mexico’s pulse.


From a huge champion of Zihua for two decades. I am a retired physician who is living through the epidemic in Seattle. It's no joke!

Neither Mexico’s president nor its people have ever taken this pandemia as a joke, contrary to what has been reported. Protocols already in place certainly appear to have served the nation well, in spite of the near constant hysterics of some foreigners and the unhelpful “reporting” by some of the media whose every brain fart is Breaking News. Pardon my irreverence.

Thanks for the good advice!

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by SeaTraveler, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 21:27 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Lo siento, amigo. ¡No puedes dar marcha atrás en la marea negándote a creerlo!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 23, 2020, 08:13 (105 days ago) @ SeaTraveler

Lo siento, amigo. ¡No puedes dar marcha atrás en la marea negándote a creerlo!

Nadie está negando a creer nada. Si te molestaras para seguir la información del gobierno mexicano verías que están al tanto de la situación y que nos están informando bien y tomando las debidas precauciones cuando las condiciones lo indiquen. Esto es lo bueno de tener expertos en la materia encargados del asunto y las medidas correctas que tomar.

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by SeaTraveler, Monday, March 23, 2020, 08:25 (105 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I actually HAVE been following the Mexican government's press releases, and AMLO's website. It's your board here, so believe what you want. That won't change reality when it hits you. Good luck to all!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 23, 2020, 08:46 (105 days ago) @ SeaTraveler

I actually HAVE been following the Mexican government's press releases, and AMLO's website. It's your board here, so believe what you want. That won't change reality when it hits you. Good luck to all!

You keep insulting my intelligence. Keyword is WHEN. Which part of "WE HAVE BEEN PREPARING SINCE IT WAS FIRST REPORTED" isn't clear? AMLO's website is not the same as the Secretaría de Salud. It isn't about what I want to believe. It's what's actually happening here. This is not the USA, our president responded immediately. Here in Zihuatanejo and our region of the country we have no contagion spreading in the community yet. People aren't showing up ill with the virus at clinics and hospitals. We are preparing.

Como dicen: ¡ubícate, güey!

Por favor, tranquilízate.

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by SeaTraveler, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 21:52 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

¡No es un ataque a México! Es sólo biología (en este caso, virología)....

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 17:56 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

And here I was thinking this whole virus issue was a conspiracy to get Trump re-e-elected (maybe it was to get him defeated?) yuk yuk, yuk

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by Casa Juan @, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 20:09 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks for the comprehensive update on the pier. The shade cover will be nice!

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by Canada Pete @, Vancouver Island / San Jose / Houston, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 20:25 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

And The Band Played On

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by connie, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 21:10 (106 days ago) @ Canada Pete

"And the Band Played On" is both a book and documentary movie that should be required reading and/or viewing explaining how Ronald Reagan basically killed thousands of US citizens by ordering the CDC to sit on its information re: the spreading of AIDS by blood, saliva and semen, while gays having sex and blood transfusions continued without information vital to so many lives. Many innocent children (think hemophiliacs)and adults died from the contaminated blood.

Need I say it: A most timely read/movie!!

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by Canada Pete @, Vancouver Island / San Jose / Houston, Monday, March 23, 2020, 09:11 (105 days ago) @ connie

You may want to re read the book.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 23:02 (106 days ago) @ Canada Pete

I seem to remember that the band on the Titanic played on too. This is looking increasingly like the Titanic. Rob, with all due respect, it is likely that things are going to get a lot worse there. I hope I am wrong, but I am beginning to feel like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Monday, March 23, 2020, 00:50 (106 days ago) @ Timmac

Anyone with appendicitis, really, at this point.