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¡Viva Zihuatanejo!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 20:31 (36 days ago)


https://youtu.be/qFSpgjmfCIs

As of today Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,166 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 83 that resulted in fatalities, 32 that are currently active, and 992 that have recovered. Way too many tourists are NOT wearing facemasks or practicing safe distancing. I really cannot imagine what excuse they have for not doing so, but they should be warned by local authorities because it is supposed to be mandatory. But I saw no police anywhere last evening except those escorting someone in what looked like a city vehicle.

Only heard two large skyrockets go off last night around 3:30 in the morning. Not too bad.

I found it extremely odd that the presidente and apparently lots of mayors and governors around the nation decided to have fireworks last night even though they had no public. Waste of public resources and totally unnecessary suffering for thousands of animals and those of us who really don't care for explosions. They should've spent the money on food for the hungry, of which there are plenty.

Today was another day of absolutely perfect weather. Did I mention it's my favorite time of the year?

¡Felicidades México! ¡Viva la Independencia! ¡Viva el pueblo mexicano!

Midday on Playa Principal when most everyone is enjoying siesta time, one of my very favorite traditions, and still a revered tradition in this region.
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¡Viva Zihuatanejo!

by Dougschuler @, Denver, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 21:22 (36 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Today the head of the U.S. CDC said that if everyone in U.S. wore face masks the virus could be controlled in six-12 weeks. of course Trump said he was wrong and mis-spoke. He went on to say that the mask was a better defense than the vaccine. I say wear those masks.

¡Viva Zihuatanejo!

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 22:42 (36 days ago) @ Dougschuler

Today the head of the U.S. CDC said that if everyone in U.S. wore face masks the virus could be controlled in six-12 weeks. of course Trump said he was wrong and mis-spoke. He went on to say that the mask was a better defense than the vaccine. I say wear those masks.

It scares me so that the wearing or not wearing of a mask has become a political statement, not a medical decision based on the best science available. What has happened to our country (U.S.) and our proud and powerful history of science? My wife and I go out for a walk each night and many people are not wearing masks and not staying socially distant.

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 21:23 (36 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Beautiful photo. Oh how I miss Zihuatanejo! :vivamexico:

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by Tere @, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 08:55 (35 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The police were passing out masks in the a.m. at the pier yesterday (the 16th), but when we went in the evening - tons of people and not many masks, so we went home.

¡Viva Zihuatanejo!

by nicatnit, Friday, September 18, 2020, 05:54 (34 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Awesome picture Rob. I can’t wait to return. I don’t know why tourists can’t get the message that wearing a mask is an easy way to prevent the spread of this terrible disease. It’s just common courtesy and so easy to do.

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by B&S @, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10:55 (32 days ago) @ nicatnit

I think we’ve got it figured out. People won’t wear a mask because they have bad breath. Can’t stand to live with themself with a mask on. A small lesson in oral hygiene might help.

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Friday, September 18, 2020, 13:17 (34 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Beautiful image as usual, Rob. Thanks for continuing to fuel the smoldering passion so many of us visitors feel for Zihua.
It breaks my heart to say that, in fairness to our lodging host, I've had to tell him to go ahead and rent our villa to anyone he can for March, since I'm still unable to guarantee that we'll be coming. :-(
Keeping an eye on vaccine status (the real anticipated availability to the general public, not the trumped-up, premature, pre-trouncing date Mr. OrangeFace is so desperately touting), and also on statistics for infection rates traced to air travel.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Friday, September 18, 2020, 20:56 (34 days ago) @ JeffMN

As far as I know, there has been very little transmission ascribed to air travel. Indoor dining, bars, and groups seem to bi the biggest sources.

¡Viva Zihuatanejo!

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 00:56 (33 days ago) @ Timmac

As far as I know, there has been very little transmission ascribed to air travel. Indoor dining, bars, and groups seem to bi the biggest sources.

It's when you are in the airport that scares me. The Tijuana airport is like a beehive. (No worries in the Zihua airport.)