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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 09, 2021, 20:51 (33 days ago)


https://youtu.be/MDgEKTXiN3w

As of today, since April 18, 2020 Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 2,242 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (6 more than yesterday), 182 that have resulted in fatalities, 32 that are currently active, and approximately 1,884 that have recovered. There's been a slight rise in currently active cases since last week. Let's see if this is the start of the Semana Santa holiday spike. Still too soon to say.

I think it's safe to say the first day of vaccinations wasn't exactly a success. My wife went at 10:30 and just arrived home about 7:30. I don't have any numbers, but I'll be surprised if even 2,500 people were vaccinated at all 3 centers. They will never reach the goal of around 19,000 in 3 days at this rate. Not even close. Those who went super early simply waited longer. I believe it wasn't until around 1:00 that shots actually began being administered. Having elderly people standing in the tropical sun on a sidewalk for that many hours is a recipe for danger. One woman passed out and cracked her head open on the pavement in the Fibazi parking lot and had to be taken away to the hospital. I guess she won't get vaccinated after all that wait and bother. Let's hope tomorrow goes smoother. I believe things have gone similarly in many places on their first day.

Acapulco is all finished with its first round of vaccinations for the elderly.

Zihuatanejo appears to have the best weather in the nation. Almost everywhere else has hotter temperatures if not a downright heat wave. I don't think it even reached 29°C here today. And tonight it'll be in the low 20's. Perfect for sleeping and listening to the light surf a short distance away.

Be sure to keep up with our weather on my Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Weather page.

More whale art along the waterfront.
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by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Friday, April 09, 2021, 22:23 (33 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Sounds just like our 8 hour nightmare in Puerto Vallarta. It did get better on the 2nd dose - 4 hours waiting in the sun. Absolutely no organization but there're learning.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 01:00 (33 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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Excerpt from Z Rob's Post--->

..." They will never reach the goal of around 19,000 in 3 days at this rate. Not even close. Those who went super early simply waited longer. I believe it wasn't until around 1:00 that shots actually began being administered."....

My question is simple, IF You know the answer?

Even if some people showed up late a.m.,
Does/did everyone who showed up to get the shot get injected?
Or do they just close and "shut the door" after a certain time of day, and some ended up wasting their time? (they don't get injected)
Thank You.

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by Tere @, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 08:22 (33 days ago) @ jaui

I didn't wait around to find out. MegaNoticias said around 9 p.m. there were still 200 people in line. I'm assuming they vaccinated all those people. But I'm sure there's lots of people like me who just left.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 08:55 (33 days ago) @ jaui

4/10-2021

Excerpt from Z Rob's Post--->

..." They will never reach the goal of around 19,000 in 3 days at this rate. Not even close. Those who went super early simply waited longer. I believe it wasn't until around 1:00 that shots actually began being administered."....

My question is simple, IF You know the answer?

Even if some people showed up late a.m.,
Does/did everyone who showed up to get the shot get injected?
Or do they just close and "shut the door" after a certain time of day, and some ended up wasting their time? (they don't get injected)
Thank You.

The last people were vaccinated at 11:00 PM. So much for the 11:00 to 18:00 horas schedule.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 09:05 (33 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

At least they hung in there and got it done. Hopefully they will become more efficient. In our area, Starbucks got involved and efficiency improved dramatically.

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by ourdub, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 09:33 (33 days ago) @ Timmac

I'm with you. Everyone definitely hung in here and "got it done". I posted our experience below. Nobody should expect a "rose garden" when showing up for mass inoculation during a pandemic. Many friends in the U.S. waitied many hours in parking lots and waiting rooms complaining of inefficiency etc.. Having lived through Hurricane Katrina and a couple of earthquakes we know that disasters, natural and otherwise are chaotic and unpredictable. Our concerns are for those most vulnerable. We are a couple in our 70´s and got what we needed yesterday. Patience was really all that was asked of us.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 21:18 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by jaui, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 23:44

4/10-2021

Excerpt from Z Rob's Post--->

..." They will never reach the goal of around 19,000 in 3 days at this rate. Not even close. Those who went super early simply waited longer. I believe it wasn't until around 1:00 that shots actually began being administered."....

My question is simple, IF You know the answer?

Even if some people showed up late a.m.,
Does/did everyone who showed up to get the shot get injected?
Or do they just close and "shut the door" after a certain time of day, and some ended up wasting their time? (they don't get injected)
Thank You.


The last people were vaccinated at 11:00 PM. So much for the 11:00 to 18:00 horas schedule.

4/10/2021

I arrived around 9:15 a.m. The "serpentine" line wound up past the entrance to el H. Ayuntamiento, a little less than ½ way to la Bodega Aurrera. It advanced ahead every few minutes. Finally around 2 p.m. or so, I got to the entry way. There were several ladies working to check & put the required papers in the correct order, and a "ficha" (the 1st of two). was given.
OJO - Rob, that she did NOT compare the CFE bill address to the address on my RESIDENTE PERMANENTE card (besides that, it has NO address on it to compare).
To make a long story shorter, I was injected at 4:35 p.m., no pain, no problem.
You will be given a short sheet size document called COMPROBANTE DE VACUNACIÓN CONTRA EL VIRUS SARS-COV2,
which shows your FOLIO DE REGISTRO MIVACUNA, and indicates that it was Dosis PRIMERA.

Aside from being a long hot day, all went well.
I don't think that they were particularly disorganized, it's just that there were many folks there.
Though, yes, there probably is a more efficient way to do the job.

From what I observed taking into account the #s on the "fichas" that were given out hoy Sábado, they vaccinated around 1,500+ "adultos mayores" at the Unidad Deportiva vaccination site, between the hours of approximately 9 to 5 p.m..
That translates into an approximate average of around 187 people injected per hour.
When I left around 5 p.m. there were still maybe around 100 or so people waiting for their shot. No idea of what time they finally finished vaccinating the last person.

Folks who went to El Coacoyúl spent much less time, from what I heard and even a lady I spoke with who went there.

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by Sydney @, Zihuatanejo Mexico, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 18:04 (32 days ago) @ jaui

I waited in line along with MANY other lovely people yesterday for 10 hours. No one complained. I think everyone was grateful for this opportunity. As I finally left the building after my vaccination, there were many people waiting. Everyone got their shot. Yes, it was a long, hot day in the sun, but so worth it. I went straight to Jungle Pizza for a Margarita and a pizza.

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by ourdub, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 09:22 (33 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We arrived at 8·30 for the scheduled 11:00 a.m. opening as was suggested by the crew setting up the site on Thursday. We joined the long line in the street which is what we expected. We were home by 4·00 in the afternoon vaccinated. The day was long and had some chaotic moments but for all of that we left in high spirits and grateful that we were now amongst the small percentage of people on the planet who have begun to have protection from the COVID virus. The lack of planning for the most infirm people was not good and absolutely needs to change. We didn't expect any "special line for extraanjeros". Why would we? Bravo for the people who worked hard to create a clinic in the middle of town and saw it through to almost midnight since that was what it took,

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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 13:12 (33 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have to agree that the weather has been absolutely delightful. Some of the mornings though have been a tad bit chilly, including today when I had to throw on a second sheet to keep warm.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 14:25 (33 days ago) @ hromero

I have to agree that the weather has been absolutely delightful. Some of the mornings though have been a tad bit chilly, including today when I had to throw on a second sheet to keep warm.

We must be the coolest place and the best weather on the entire Pacific Coast of Mexico. It's heat wave city for much of the north. Ahhhhhhhhh..... LOVE IT! B-)