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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 20:57 (22 days ago)


https://youtu.be/fp40E_C3Q30

As of today Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 93 that have resulted in fatalities, 35 that are currently active, and approximately 1,317 that have recovered. Unofficially I've been notified that things aren't good at the Hospital General, that they have a lot of probable Covid-19 patients, but the official stats would seem to conceal this.

Still no signs of any public policy changes or even the enforcement of any protocols to reduce the spread of the virus. Just talk but no concrete action that I've seen. Yes, some police and other public servants have been passing out facemasks. It doesn't mean that people use them.

Folks here are thinking about their friends and family in the Yucatán peninsula about to get slammed by a cat 4 hurricane named Delta (they ran out of English alphabet and are now on the Greek).

T.S. Norbert is moving away from us off our own coast and didn't give us any rain, just some wave action and coastal erosion.

Locally we'll be lucky to see any rain at all in the next few days. Nothing in the forecast, and we sure could use it. I'm gonna have to water my plants again. Not normal at all for this time of year.

Late afternoon in Las Salinas lagoon.
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by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 22:41 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

September was very disappointing in the rainfall department after a plentiful August. I sure hope we get some good rains in before the dry season sets in. We too are having to consider some unseasonal watering of our plants.

Thanks for the pictures amigo!

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 22:41 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you for the continued updates and beautiful photos.

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by tay50 @, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 07:21 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The bird in the picture is beautiful, what is the name of it? thanks.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 10:25 (22 days ago) @ tay50

The bird in the picture is beautiful, what is the name of it? thanks.

Locally we call it Luisito, but its Latin name is Myiozetetes similis.

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by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 16:42 (21 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I love my guide to the Birds of Zihuatanejo.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 17:07 (21 days ago) @ Oeste Hermoso

We need to know more. We have the guide to Mexican Birds, but nothing specific to here.

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by SteveW @, Thursday, October 08, 2020, 10:13 (21 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Here is a good pdf article on birds in the Zih area.

http://www.elrefugiodepotosi.org/html/GuerreroBirdingGuide.pdf

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by Eric Bullard, Thursday, October 08, 2020, 19:53 (20 days ago) @ SteveW

Very COOL, Steve! Thank you so much!

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by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, October 10, 2020, 15:34 (18 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I have never figured out how to post pictures so I cannot post mine. It is a plastic fold out. I bought mine at El Jumil - Tienda de Máscaras. It is really good.

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by tay50 @, Friday, October 09, 2020, 07:06 (20 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you Rob.

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by burgess1952, DSM IA, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 08:33 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

This report is making me think again about our plans to visit 11/1. With unreliable numbers and concerns about hospital it makes being a tourist in Z questionable.
I will hope for a rapid change and pray those fighting the virus recover. Not cancelling yet.... hoping for more encouraging reports soon. Sure appreciate your daily report on status of Z and virus. So much fake news.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 09:08 (22 days ago) @ burgess1952

This report is making me think again about our plans to visit 11/1. With unreliable numbers and concerns about hospital it makes being a tourist in Z questionable.
I will hope for a rapid change and pray those fighting the virus recover. Not cancelling yet.... hoping for more encouraging reports soon. Sure appreciate your daily report on status of Z and virus. So much fake news.

I don't see anything unreliable about the numbers, only that since not everyone who is admitted to the hospital for Covid-19 receives test results immediately, it can't be determined if they are infected or not. The Covid-19 unit is 35% occupied, according to the mayor. Our major illness locally is diabetes. Its victims make up the largest part of our unhealthy population along with people with hypertension. One due to the overconsumption of sugar, the other mostly due to vices such as smoking and drinking alcohol as well as obesity. Ours is the only "major" hospital serving quite a large but remote part of the state. It has been obsolete for over two decades, so nothing has changed in that respect since most people reading here have been coming here.

I moved here permanently with my eyes wide open back in '89. I knew about the violence and lack of public security and the lack of services and other aspects that most folks from north of the border would find frightening or extremely worrisome. Frankly, I'm still a bit surprised the government chose to build the tourist resort of Ixtapa here knowing what it knows about our region without attending to any of those problems first, but greed usually wins over practicality. So here we are stuck between the Twilight Zone and the 1950's in many aspects, but if you visit most of the rest of the state you'll see many folks still living in the 19th century, so in comparison we have it pretty good here. Yes, living here is quite a bit like living on the edge of civilization, but personally I'm comfortable with it. Yes, it's a bit of a hassle to have to go to Acapulco or Morelia or Uruapan or Querétaro or even Mexico City for many types of specialized health care, but most of us who live here accept that tradeoff and adapt to our circumstances. I can't tell other folks how to live, and gee, I got called "condescending" in another conversation here for even suggesting that folks try to worry less, but basically living or vacationing in this region means taking certain risks and weighing the tradeoffs. That's why I try to be frank and honest without trying to focus on the negative. But different folks with different experiences read what I write with different interpretations, and it's impossible to write so that everyone walks away with the same idea about what they just read.

Thank you for the kind comments. I'll do my best to keep you informed with honest and useful info.
Saludos.

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by burgess1952, DSM IA, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 10:27 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks for clarification on numbers. We have been coming for 30+ years. Back when your mom was at Vds! Never been overly concerned about violence etc etc. Just do what we do at home...be aware and be careful. Your comments have been helpful in talking me off the cliff. Thanks. I think i will go tan now so i am ready for the beach.;-)

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 13:38 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

As long as our flights don’t get canceled again, we’ll be there on the 24th. I have a feeling that I would get more exposure staying in California.