Monday August 03 2020

Information on the COVID-19 Virus
 One of the concerns amongst health officials has been as the COVID-19 virus moves through an increasing number of people it has the opportunity to evolve. The 1918 Spanish Flu (Kansas Flu) is...
PPE Equipment for BCS Medical Personell
 Currently in Mexico a full third of all confirmed Covid-19 cases are our poorly equipped medical personnel. Here in BCS four members of our brave Hospital staff have died from the virus and...
COVID-19 Cases in Communities A to G in La Paz
 In the local news on Monday, July 20 one of the most popular grocery stores was named as having reduced staff due to to those out sick and limited facilities for both employees and customers....
Distribution of COVID-19 in Mexico 07-24-20
  Our statistics and graphics come from the Federal Secretary of Health website in Mexico City. The daily statistics are posted there each day after 6 PM. State statistics lag by sometimes...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
 When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology of...
The infection curve for Baja California Sur 05-14-20
Perhaps more intelligent as to WHEN to open the state to tourism again is to WHOM to open the doors again.  As a Mexican, businessman, and resident of La Paz for 20 years we're all anxious...
 On March 31, the same day BCS registered its first COVID-19 deaths, a group of volunteers comprised of marine biologists and medical personnel began a project they call “Pro Paramedicos.” ...
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Chart from the Texas Medical Association
Here is a very interesting graphic estimating the relative risk of exposure to COVID-19. Of course there are a lot of variables, like was everyone wearing a mask at the family gathering? The Texas...
Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico
 The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Tabasco, and Nuevo León currently report the...
An ancient Mezo-American practice the Temazcal
A Temazcal is a mud or brick dome-like construction and is used to house people while they undergo an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual. The intention of this is to balance the mind, body and spirit, ‘...
Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
 Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to...
Calling 911 in Mexico for Health Emergencies
The first weeks of January 2017 saw all of Mexico switch to the 911 system for all emergencies. These services include, police, fire, ambulance and naval services, given the proper information 911...
Beware the Doc in the Box & have faith in Public Health
Choosing emergency medical services isn't something most folks take more than a second to think about, until they need it. With the press of providing first aid to someone the first thoughts are...
Aedes albopictus mosquitoe that carries Dengue
 Every year, following the rains, it is important to clear your property of standing water and drain puddles. The cities usually issue a small packet of chemicals to sanitize tanaco (water...
February 5 – Celebrating the current constitution of Mexico adopted in 1917
This year Constitution Day falls on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and like many nations, Mexico adjusts this holiday to the Monday or "Puente" or "bridge" day to make a three day weekend. Banks,...
Donating blood in Mexico
Recently, a member of the La Paz community was taken ill and required multiple blood transfusions in the recover process. Many of the folks in La Paz learned about the difficulties of attaining blood...
The Governor of Baja California Sur Addresses Reopening
 Here is a translation synopsis of the address to the pubic via social media Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis released May 18, 2020. He stressed that all the measurable statistics of the COVID-19...
Organic foods are much more available in Baja today, as health awareness and demand increases
I believe it is possible to building a sustainable lifestyle in Baja and live in an organic paradise. Rather than running around looking for the best pomegranate juice you can find (up to $20 USD for...
The type of stingray that worries swimmers in the waters of Baja is usually less than 12" across.
Springtime brings increased activity throughout the Sea of Cortez, not only in the form of tourists enjoying the warming waters, but the natural habitants as well. Among those that perfer to share...
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