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moisheh

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Posted: 03/09/20 09:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am quite surprised at the lack of Mexican news re the Virus. Have any of the xpats on this forum seen any news? Maybe Chris or Navegator. I expected the IMSS to publicize information and best hygiene practices. We only get US TV so wonder if the Mexican channels and radio are informing the public. In other news we can expect Pemex to really go bankrupt with the price of oil tumbling.

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Posted: 03/09/20 09:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are six confirmed cases in Mexico, all in people who returned from Italy.

We read the Mexican newspapers daily.

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Posted: 03/09/20 09:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe the Mexican press/media has it right by not overhyping the virus. Take common sense steps such as washing hands, don’t touch or be touched by people you don’t live with. If eating out use hand sanitizers after using restaurant dinnerware.


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The Mexican news media have been indicating what the symptoms for the COVID-19 are and what to do about it, so far there are few cases in comparison to other countries, one thing that the doctors here stress is to only use a face mask if you have a cough, they do stress wash, wash, wash hands and use hand sanitizer and do not shake hands do the abrasos or cheek kisses or touch the face it is now the shoe shake "saludo de zapataso".
The worst place to obtain news is from the United States media outlets, with the amount of disinformation and out right lies from the WHO and the CDC trying to straighten out the facts the media are completely at a total loss, I watch and get the news from several news out lets from Mexico, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, England and the Middle East, in German, French, Italian and in Spanish and English and yes I do understand them since I do speak Swedish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and obviously English and Spanish.
You have to remember that the US media tend to over sensationalize everything and repeat the same stories over and over, the worst place to get your information is from the tweety, chirpy and you-tuby and all those on line chat rooms.
Yes so far the Mexican government is disseminating the correct procedures, they have over the weekend informed the public in general what to look for and what to do in an official way, without panic or fear for the public.

Let us hope that this will not spread more

So wash your hands a lot and if need be have special place where yo can deposit all the purchases and wipe them down with a mixture of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda (arm & hammer) and let them sit for a couple of hours or more before storing and the frozen ones wipe and dry with disposable towels and place in the freezer, and wash all fruit and vegetables with dishwasher soap and dry and do not buy strawberries they have to many nooks and crannies to wash properly.

Pasen un buen dia y no se preocupen demasiado.

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Posted: 03/09/20 02:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Let us hope that this will not spread more"

That's what we should all be praying for.


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Five confirmed cases 11 suspect and pending as of this morning at 5 a.m.

Day and night. They go through the same info as in the U.S. about the failure of masks and the need to stay away from crowds and venues in general, lots of handwashing, no casual kissing or handshaking and keep your hands away from your face.

They are testing people but the airports were behind in the initial start of the virus thinking it wouldn't get that far. In the middle of February, they fired the epidemiologist for the CDMX airport because she said they weren't prepared and lacked the necessary equipment and manuals.

Test kits are available at some IMSS, ISSTE and ISSTE state hospitals and a guy just developed an inexpensive cubicle for the transport of infected patients and it will be easily reproduced.

Goofball president says we can't give up hugs though, we've got to keep the peace and tranquility of the nation [emoticon] He pretty much downplayed the virus until last week and now they are having a session every Tuesday on his daily morning two-hour diatribe about the evils of capitalism. Oh, I think I digressed a bit. But you get the point.

I think we are pretty much on target with the U.S. and Canada and not sure what is happening in Guatemala.

Pemex is taking a big hit on oil prices but you won't see it reflected in the gasoline prices. San Antonio, Tx this morning had unleaded for $1.79 a gallon.

The dollar at noon today was 19.40 bank rate. Vitro (glass manufacturer) has taken the biggest hit on the Mexican stock market.


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We are currently in Cordoba... I've seen one breathing mask - but that might have been restaurant related. The news I read from US media outlets is concerning and borders on criminal.
I don't trust the US media for much of anything anymore... Trying to hype what probably is a routine flu outbreak and getting people all hysterical should land some "journalists" in prison. Note that the media does not detail the mortality rate (4%) or comparisons to other flu outbreaks. The media does not disclose these important facts because of politics.
I'm concerned about not getting back into the US when we're done visiting Mexico, but otherwise I'm pretty much at ease.





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I'm not concerned but we did delay our trip to Ecuador only because we don' want to be sequestered there or on our return to CDMX. Better to wait and find a not so crowded Semana Santa place here in Mexico.

Thinking an rv park would be best even though it's really not my cup of tea. Going to the U.S., well, don't think I want to wait in line or the hassle although last year was a blast boondocking in West Texas.

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Posted: 03/09/20 06:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think this is the unvarnished truth:

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/........x.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

7 cases in Mexico, no deaths.


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Posted: 03/09/20 07:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wildtoad wrote:

Maybe the Mexican press/media has it right by not overhyping the virus. Take common sense steps such as washing hands, don’t touch or be touched by people you don’t live with. If eating out use hand sanitizers after using restaurant dinnerware.


What? How does that work? What good does that do if you just ate off the dinnerware or someone who prepared the food has it?

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