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Be as safe as you can be; individual responsibility. There is a peak in cases here/ coming which also means more contagion! Is the new covid here? Who knows! But, we should assume it is as it was in the US! Don't be foolish . Be as safe as you can.

Utilize delivery services which abound. Restaurants universally deliver and are fighting for survival. El Torito delivers. Costco has Lakeside Delivery Service. Pharmacies deliver. 

Do you really need to go out? What is safer for your survival? This is a worldwide question not just here!

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Unfortunately many of the expats that post on this board think they know more than the medical experts. 
From reading the posts over the last 2 days it’s sad to see how many of them are posting that they went out to see if the malecon was open or closed, checking out the stores... Others are posting you can’t get Covid from casual contact.  Someone posted he was going to Walmart today..

What more can the governor do to stop the spread..   ?

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The government can do basically nothing to stop the spread. 

This study, which was published in the Wiley Online Library on Jan. 5, researchers examined COVID case growth across 10 countries to determine how beneficial various precautionary measures proved to be, specifically looking at more restrictive measures like lock downs and business closures.

Researchers compared COVID cases in England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the U.S.—all of which instituted mandatory stay-at-home orders and business closures—to South Korea and Sweden, which only implemented voluntary personal precautions.

The findings showed there is "no clear, significant" benefit to lock downs and business closures.

After comparing the countries with more restrictive measures to those with less restrictive measures, it was clear to the researchers that there is "no clear, significant beneficial effect of more restrictive measures on case growth in any country."

Their findings suggest that mandatory lock downs don't significantly stop the spread more than personal measures like social distancing and mask-wearing. "We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures," the authors concluded.

Wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid prolonged close contact. 

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"All or nothing" polices never succeed.  Instead they instill mistrust of government generally.  

Remember the 1920's Prohibition Act?  How'd that work out?

Remember the 1980's "Just Say No" drug policy?  By the 80's, smoking your first joint in HS was a rite of passage and this policy was laughed at.  

Remember the 1990's "Sexual Abstinence" Sex-Ed curriculum?  Hormones made short work of that. 

The right approach is harm mitigation.  I.e., separate use/possession of pot from hard drugs; teach teens about safe sex, STD's, birth control options; regulate alcohol sales, pass DUI laws and tax the crap out of it.  

Same with a pandemic.  There are known safe activities of various degrees.  We all know what they are.  Individuals will determine their personal safety zone.  

Some choose to stay at home 24-7, some choose to go to bars, indoor restaurants or airports.  My personal comfort zone is somewhere in-between.  

BTW, nice walk this AM along deserted village streets, never got within 20 feet of anyone (though I continue to mask-up when outdoors).  

fyi, Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife power-walk a few miles every evening.  He's 80.  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/16/white-house-advisor-dr-anthony-fauci-power-walks-with-wife-to-relax.html

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Nothing wrong with going out and driving around.

we went by the Chapala Malecon today and many people were inside the barriers to be near the lake, police right there doing nothing.

Tapatios here all over on their bikes, but most were masked.

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Alfaro was doing OK with his earlier attempts to slow the spread, encourage masks, prepare hospitals, etc.  

But when he issued lockdowns during the Christmas holidays for only GDL and PV, he basically sent people from those highly infected areas to areas with low infection rates, including Chapala for 17 days of non-stop partying.  

The result of this misguided policy is already showing in jumps in our local infection rates.  



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