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  1. 50 minutes ago, NoVaDamer said:

    I haven't met anybody who moved to Mexico from NOB (north of the border) for the healthcare; not saying they don't exist, just I haven't found any. I know many people who visit for specialized medical treatments (mostly dental, some plastic surgery, and experimental drugs) because they are cheaper/available. The comment I hear most often from expats is they are surprised by Mexican healthcare. But therein lies a story.

    Some of the surprise stems from cultural differences. Doctors down here are very friendly and easy to approach. It's common to have them on WhatsApp or request a house call. Nursing here is very different; it seems the patient's family is expected to take care of things nurses handle NOB. Hospitals expect payment before you leave, without question, which is a shock, especially to tourists.

    Also, healthcare in Mexico is more variable than the mostly profit-driven model in the US or the single-payer system in Canada. Despite all the justified criticisms of both systems, you rarely expect to walk into a doctor's office in either country and find a complete quack. You can still do so in Mexico (I have, here at lakeside). Things that are prohibited or tightly regulated NOB are available here. The free government-provided healthcare is worth the price (wink, wink, say no more). Some local doctors and hospitals have pushed prices up since expats remain willing to pay; of course, the doctors are also providing English-language services, too.

    My experience has been that you have to be your own advocate and researcher. The quack I initially used came highly recommended, and I still know people who swear by him/her. My visits to specialists/hospitals in Guadalajara have been excellent: good facilities and competent doctors, consistent with its reputation as Mexico's center for health care.

    Like so much else in Mexico, the healthcare field is less controlled, more open, with fewer safeguards. That is both good and bad.

    Yep, well said.

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  2. On 11/5/2022 at 11:19 AM, Yo1 said:

    I left my cardiologist at Quality Care and saw a new doc at the Riberas Hosp.  I can't begin to describe the odd things I ran into while there, including a patient treatment area with a curtain that wasn't long enough to cover the door.  I was able to flash all the male employees with my magnificent breasts during my EKG.  By the way, the doctors appointment and EKG were 2250 pesos.  At QC, the same appointment and EKG were 1000 pesos. I suspicion "gringo gouging".

    Next time you decide to put those on "display" please advise with a post here(time, date, place) for those of us who need to experience an uptake in our hearts' pumping abilities. TIA :D

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  3. 1 hour ago, Nikalos Telsa said:

    Due to the above, I have to ask here why M2 allows "Virgo Lady" to continue to bash me on the board.

    I know her personal reason but I will not post it here.

    All these kind of posts do it give newcomers pause for thought about what some people here are like.

    Anyway, I have blocked Virgo "Lady" so no problem.

    If you blocked her, why post that

    here. THAT serves no purpose. :(

    Blocking is always your best option, then never a worry.

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  4. 58 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

    At least Mexicans and Canadians can cross by land into the USA again. Looking a a vax certificate should tale all of 30 seconds. Should be able to recognize a US, Canadian, or Mexican certificate in the first few minutes of the day. 

    Means millions of dollars in economy for the border cities on both sides.

    Silent protest?    Are you kidding?  Border agents get paid by the month, not by the number of vehicles they inspect. Makes absolutely no difference to them to look at a visa, or in the trunk.

    Obviously, they do not get paid by the car, if you have ever been in a line crossing where the line next to you passes 10 cars and you have not moved yet. I think they will just ask if you are fully vaccinated or not, and that is all for that. Everyone will pass.


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  5. 10 minutes ago, bmh said:


    I do not thnk it does a lot of good to criticize other countries


    as except for a few countries every ones has had screw ups and screwballs like in the US, Mexico and England and no doubt many others.. , 


                  You really have a way with words, bmh !!! That is the funniest thing I have read in a while.  :D


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  6. 24 minutes ago, HoneyBee said:

    What is the reasoning for preventing people over 60 to enter ? Do we carry larger viruses ?  Do we carry more viruses ? If anything this is turning in to a "nanny state" situation. (Welcome to Socialism).

    People over 60 are no more likely to catch the virus than those under 60. The only difference is that IF they catch it, they have a greater chance of severe infection/death. 

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  7. Yet another variant, this one originating in Brazil, dubbed P.1, has shown up in the U.S., specifically in Minnesota. The individual had recently traveled to Brazil. Scientists seem even more concerned about this variant than they were about the South African variant. A study in the journal Science estimated that 76% of the population of Manaus, Brazil had already been infected, which should bring it close to herd immunity. But there are concerns that the P.1 variant is able to dodge the human immune system, although there isn’t much evidence to support that yet.

    The Brazil variant “is probably the one causing the most concern among people watching this,” said William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. “It is fair to say that P.1 is the object of very, very serious attention and concern among epidemiologists. We don’t know why it has been so successful in Manaus.”

  8. There’s good news and bad news on the vaccine front. The good news: Test results for Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine showed 72% effectiveness in the U.S., and Novavax (NVAX) said its vaccine was 90% effective in the U.K. While these are not up to the 95% standard of Pfizer’s (PFE) and Moderna’s (MRNA), they are still considered pretty good. Johnson & Johnson’s and Novavax’s vaccines won’t be available for distribution in the U.S. until April or later.

    The bad news: Scientists had suspected that the current vaccines are less effective against the South African virus variant, and now test results are showing how much less. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was only 57% effective against it, and Novavax’s was only 49% effective. The World Health Organization has suggested that 50% is the minimum level needed to combat the pandemic. The South African variant has been found in two cases in South Carolina recently.

    Mutations like the South African variant are not unexpected, but it is likely that booster shots or new vaccine designs will be needed to combat them. This means continued monitoring of the virus for future mutations, and possible continued vaccination campaigns. Moderna has already announced that it is designing a booster shot to its vaccine.

  9. 1 hour ago, AlanMexicali said:



    "Mexico eyes delivery of Russian Sputnik V vaccine next week

    Tue, January 26, 2021, 9:30 AM·1 min read
    FILE PHOTO: A medic of a regional hospital receives Russia's 'Sputnik-V' vaccine

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is very close to signing a contract for Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and the first shipment of around 200,000 doses could arrive next week, a Mexican official said on Tuesday.

    Juan Ferrer Aguilar, a senior health official, was speaking at a regular government news conference a day after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador telephoned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and announced Russia would supply Mexico with 24 million doses over the next two months.

    Ferrer said the finishing touches were being put on the contract for the deal, and that it could be signed on Tuesday.

    Mexico is trying to secure as much vaccine supply as possible amid delays of some products and has said it plans to administer 7.4 million doses of Sputnik V through March.

    However, Mexican health regulators have not yet authorized the use of Sputnik V."

    I don't believe the AMLO Adm. has the money to buy much vaccine. That is why they are dragging their feet.


  10. 18 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

    What's his treatment, a talisman? 

    All these people who downplayed the seriousness of the virus, and especially those who shirked their duty to protect their constituents, should be barred from receiving any treatment at all.

    Exactly what one would expect from people like you. :(


  11. 13 hours ago, virgo lady said:

    Agree, and be responsible to others who are more at risk than you are.     And avoid places like La Coveda.     

    It is the selfish ones who become asymptomatic carriers who are causing the majority of the increases out there.

    I think it is the ones doing socialization. They are young and healthy and are not afraid of getting the virus. Their job is not to look out for us, that is solely our job. You can't blame others if you get it, although you can try. :D


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