Mexico aims to fast track Russian Sputnik vaccine authorization after seeing data

Mexican health authorities will quickly make a decision on whether to authorize Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine after getting access to data on it, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Tuesday. Lopez-Gatell said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had instructed authorities to “proceed speedily” with the process. “The file has been under review since...
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Mexico publishes medicinal cannabis regulation, creating new market

Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest legal cannabis market in the Latin American country. The new regulation was signed off by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and will now allow pharmaceutical companies to begin doing...
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Enrique De Allende adds shows, Gouda Gabor’s Showbiz Songs and Stories debuts, Mark Hartman and Kami Desilets sing Judy Garland at Incanto

Incanto has all safety guidelines in place with 25% max occupancy indoors. New open-air style accordion windows have been installed in the piano bar that open to the cool, fresh breezes of the Rio Cuale. For online tickets and information for all shows please visit IncantoVallarta.com Back this season by popular demand, Enrique de Allende...
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COVID-19 testing in Puerto Vallarta decrease; positivity rate increases

At the beginning of the year, the number of tests carried out at the COVID-19 Diagnostic Center of the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta decreased, however, their positivity increased by 12 percentage points. Coordinator and person in charge of the laboratory located at the University Center of the Coast, Dr. Jesús Aarón Curiel Beltrán,...
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New coronavirus strain first seen in Britain confirmed in Mexico

Gloria Molina Gamboa, Secretary of Health of the State of Tamaulipas, confirmed a case of the new strain of the coronavirus in the entity. According to an official statement, the strain known as B117, arrived in Mexico through an international tourist who arrived in the country on December 29. The virus was found in a...
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Mexico sees record 16,105 new virus cases

Mexico has posted another daily record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases, with 16,105 new infections reported Saturday, and a near-record of 1,135 deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period. The country has now topped 1.5 million total infections and over 133,000 deaths so far in the pandemic. Given Mexico’s extremely low level of...
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Jalisco leads the country in Dengue cases

Jalisco closed 2020 as the state with the highest number of cases and deaths from dengue in Mexico. 2020 was the second year with the most dengue infections in Jalisco, although there was a decrease compared to 2019, when all historical records were exceeded. According to the weekly epidemiological surveillance report of the federal Ministry...
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Mexico hits new daily high for coronavirus cases

Mexico has reported a new high for a daily increase in coronavirus cases, with 13,345 newly confirmed infections reported Wednesday for the previous 24 hours. Officials also reported a near-record of 1,165 deaths related to COVID-19. The country has now seen about 1.48 million infections and almost 130,000 deaths so far in the pandemic. A...
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Mexico approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

Mexico approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use Monday, hoping to spur a halting vaccination effort that has only given about 44,000 shots since the third week of December, about 82% of the doses the country has received. The Pfizer vaccine had been the only one approved for use in Mexico, until Mexican regulators...
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Travel During COVID: Should You Have a Medical Evacuation Membership?

Most travelers, when asked, will say that if they fall ill, or sustain a serious injury in a foreign country, they would prefer to be treated in a hospital they know and trust at home. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far away...
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Kim Kuzma’s New Show ‘Popstarz’ Moves to Mondays at The Palm Cabaret

Vallarta’s Queen of Song, Kim Kuzma, performs her new show, ‘Popstarz’ at The Palm Cabaret on Monday nights at 6:30 pm starting on January 4th. Kim also offers a different show on Friday nights at 8 pm to The Grill at CK/ Coco’s Kitchen Restaurant in Zona Romantica. The show at Coco’s will be similar...
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Mexico farm lobby blasts ban on GMO corn; organic growers welcome it

Mexico’s main agricultural lobby on Saturday criticized the government’s decision to ban genetically modified corn, while organic growers hailed the move that should protect smaller farmers. Mexico will “revoke and refrain from granting permits for the release of genetically modified corn seeds into the environment,” stated a decree issued Thursday evening, which also mandated the...
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