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Today Isla Mujeres reports a new case of C-19 cases for a total of 227 with 20 deaths and 190 recovered. On the national map for 12/8, the municipality reports 155 suspicious and 125 negative. For 12/8, the state geoportal reports 1 active case in colonia El Canotal.
Stages 2-5 begin in February with all available vaccines being administered throughout Mexico at specific locations via the National Health System, to the entire population, prioritizing by age groups.
Immunization with the Pfizer vaccine has already begun in the UK and
the US is expected to approve it tomorrow, followed by Mexico's
COFEPRIS, with delivery of the first quarter-million doses later this
month. Mexico has a signed agreement for 34.4 million doses, with one
million arriving monthly in January, February and March, and 12 million
Mexico has access to the 9 international vaccine projects in the COVAX portfolio.
Mexico could have access to nine additional vaccine projects that are currently being evaluated as part of the COVAX II portfolio.
Advances are taking place with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been in clinical trials in Brazil, South Africa and the US, with results to be announced next month of a new US Phase III trial. AZ/Oxford has an agreement with Argentina, Mexico, and the Slim Foundation for the production of 150 to 200 million doses of the vaccine for Latin America. Delivery is expected in March or April. The vaccine is being offered at cost and not-for-profit during the pandemic.
Mexico is part of the worldwide vaccine studies.
of international cooperation investigating C-19 treatments.
Mexico is supporting 19 projects for vaccines, treatments and testing, and has invested $55 million pesos to finance international cooperation for research to mitigate the pandemic, as well as exploring participation in various other means of international cooperation, to boost national research. There are two Mexican vaccine projects.
From the President--"We are on the forefront to be among the first to have the vaccine, which is going to be applied universally, to everyone. It is a right of all Mexicans, it is for the entire population, free of charge."
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Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon Nov 30 Monday 6:28p
Dec 1-Tuesday at 7:15p
Dec 2 Wednesday at 8:06p
Dec 3 Thursday at 9:01p
Dec 4 Friday at 9:58p
Sunrise 7:08-7:24 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
usual Patron Saint festivities from late November until her Día de la
Inmaculada Concepcion on December 8th are suspended, but the priest will
celebrate a Mass with a holy rosary each day for each of the groups and
organizations, according to a schedule.
Saturday, Dec. 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico
Dec 13-14 Peaking of the Geminid meteor shower--This is one of the two
best showers of the year (the other is August Perseids). The sky will be
dark all night (new moon) & the largest numbers will be visible
around 2a (when the radiant point is highest in the sky). But you should
see them from mid evening until dawn, weather permitting. There should
be a 'smattering' of meters the nights before & after, and it builds
to a peak the week before. This shower features meteors that tend to be
bold, white and quick, with up to 50-150 per hour when peaking in
optimal conditions, like this year's moonless sky. On Dec. 11,12,13, the
slender lunar crescent and planet Venus will rise in the eastern sky at
or near dawn.
Posadas Navidenas Dec 16-24 will presumably be suspended along with the two decorated Caravans.
Monday, Dec. 21-Solstice
Tuesday, Dec 22-Dark predawn hours-Ursid Meteors (active Dec 17-26, much less than Geminids)
Thursday, Dec. 24 Noche Buena--Many families celebrate, so some businesses may close early and the last ferry crossing could be suspended, as well as the first one on Christmas morning.
Friday, Dec 25- Christmas
Dec 27-Jan 10-Quadrantid meteors, which will peak Jan 2-3, but the moon will interfere.
Monday, Dec 28-Dia de los Santos Innocentes--Similar to "April Fool's Day"
Thursday, Dec 31-New Year's Eve events will presumably be digital & public events suspended.
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres