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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:50 (24 days ago)


https://youtu.be/NfOWqoRgbmg

Zihuatanejo reached 255 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of last evening, 36 deaths and 135 people recovered. As a whole Guerrero has been doing well to bring the rate of transmission (how many people are infected by each person with the virus) down to around 1 and below, meaning if we can keep this trend up, though contagions increase, the rate will continue slowing down until the virus can be said to be under control. We're still quite a ways from that point, but the trend is there.

Just a reminder for folks to pay attention when walking around and WATCH OUT FOR THE KILLER COCONUTS. I'll take a wild guess that none of you think to look up when walking along Paseo del Pescador or anyplace else where you walk under coconut palm trees. I've known people killed and injured by falling coconuts, and I've had them land within a few feet of me several times with an impressive and quite deadly WHOMP! Right now several tall palms along the waterfront are full of coconuts. Apparently no one, including Servicios Públicos, thinks to look up at the palm trees. Everyone sees them without really looking at them, and that's how accidents happen.

Lupita and I want to congratulate Carol Romain and her volunteer helpers from her Rice & Beans Program, but especially to thank the generous people making it possible to continue distributing basic food supplies to people who would otherwise be suffering extreme hardship to feed themselves and their family nutritious meals after being mostly without work or income since early March of this year. If you can give a little and help out our friends and neighbors your donation will be spent wisely and go to help people who truly need it.

Barra de Potosí is remaining closed for the time being, but Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and Troncones are open and hoping to receive responsible visitors. I'm still hearing comments about foreigners not wearing facemasks, and I saw one today. Not sure what the problem is there.

Please make your reservations soon and send your deposits to local lodging owners directly, not through some third party website, to help them pay their workers and be prepared to receive visitors.
Vacation Rental Lodgings in Troncones

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by Ironwood @, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 13:31 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by Ironwood, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 22:39

We've heard that deadly WHOMP ourselves: a huge bruiser, bigger than a basketball, smashed on a Puerto Vallarta street inches from us.
Responsible business owners, like Paty's on La Ropa, regularly employ crews to remove coconuts before they become a threat.
Litigious-loving US tourists injured or killed by falling coconuts would instantly think: "We'll sue their asses." Good luck with that.


.....and you can include Los Panchos songs anytime!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 14:48 (24 days ago) @ Ironwood

We've heard that deadly WHOMP ourselves: a huge bruiser, bigger than a basketball, smashed on a Puerto Vallarta street inches from us.
Responsible business owners, like Paty's on La Ropa, regularly employ crews to remove coconuts before they become a threat.
Litigious-loving US tourists injured or killed by falling coconuts would instantly think: "We'll sue their asses." Good luck with that.

It’s good to hear you are Coco Conscious. The tropical version of being “woke”. ;-)

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by noelofthenorth, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 09:34 (23 days ago) @ Ironwood

I remember when Paty planted those trees and watched them grow for 20 years Good memories

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 14:54 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Zihuatanejo reached 255 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of last evening, 36 deaths and 135 people recovered.

I wanted to ask when I look at your updates, if this means there have been 255 cases diagnosed, of which there have been 36 deaths, and 135 recovered.
Or is it 255 active cases in addition to 36 deaths and 135 recovered.
Thanks for your updates, pix, music and info!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 18:16 (24 days ago) @ islandgirl

Zihuatanejo reached 255 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of last evening, 36 deaths and 135 people recovered.

I wanted to ask when I look at your updates, if this means there have been 255 cases diagnosed, of which there have been 36 deaths, and 135 recovered.
Or is it 255 active cases in addition to 36 deaths and 135 recovered.
Thanks for your updates, pix, music and info!

There have been a total of 255 cases of Covid-19 confirmed by testing since our first case, not total active cases.

You are most welcome. :bump:

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 15:55 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

If I’m reading things right on June 30 there were 122 cases and now there are 255. A smidge more than doubled in 15 days. That’s about the same as Texas and Arizona who are at 16 days. Florida is at 20 days. Washington state is at 20 days. California at 38 and about to close down again. Hopefully, we will all see improvement soon.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 18:35 (24 days ago) @ Timmac

If I’m reading things right on June 30 there were 122 cases and now there are 255. A smidge more than doubled in 15 days. That’s about the same as Texas and Arizona who are at 16 days. Florida is at 20 days. Washington state is at 20 days. California at 38 and about to close down again. Hopefully, we will all see improvement soon.

I think there are actually more cases but that many people won't go to a doctor or a hospital because they have no money and they are afraid of what might happen at the hospital.

The other problem no one is talking about are people dying from hunger. No one is keeping track of them, but it goes without saying that without money for food people die. I'm afraid this will be the horror show that may never come to light because it isn't happening on social media or the popular news outlets. Almost no one pays attention to what happens to the folks in the sierra of Guerrero. They are truly a forgotten and abandoned people. The horrors that they live through that never make the news has always weighed heavy on me. I tried keeping a blog about some of it years ago, but no one paid any attention so I didn't want to continue risking my life if no one was going to read about what I was trying to bring attention to. Hell, they killed Lic. Digna Ochoa, a lawyer defending the environmentalists in the sierra of Petatlán, and got away with it when AMLO was the mayor of Mexico City. I held that against him for years.

En La Montaña de Guerrero, el reto es sobrevivir al coronavirus y al hambre

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by Bonnie @, wherever you go, there you are..., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 17:23 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

this story today from one of the news sites listed on your news page. It seems to have a different take on the situation in Guerrero than yours does?


Guerrero one step away from moving back to maximum risk red

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 18:51 (24 days ago) @ Bonnie

this story today from one of the news sites listed on your news page. It seems to have a different take on the situation in Guerrero than yours does?


Guerrero one step away from moving back to maximum risk red

I wouldn't say it's different at all. Careless people and mobility lead to increased rates of transference. Tourists are being more careless than locals. They are the variable causing the tasa de transferencia to rise above ONE. Locals don't want to close and they are being more careful. The governor is trying to get ahead of the problem by issuing warnings that he will close the beaches and the businesses if people continue acting irresponsibly, which means businesses need to step up and not serve people not obeying the facemask and social distancing rules. We have another week to see if it has any effect.

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by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 17:52 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDxV8wgB-Fc
Canada's Rodney Graham has a fabulous piece of video art on this very matter.

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by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 23:14 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I often frequent Casa Arcadia in the afternoons while in Zihua. I like to be able to see the sky and birds so I always have them place a table out under the shade of the palms. I ALWAYS look up and check that I am not in the path of the potential fall of a coconut. This point was driven home one afternoon when, with a very loud thud, one came down and hit the roof of the palapa leaving a large dent in the metal roofing.