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  •  You may be right (3+ / 0-)
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    OLinda, mariachi mama, Sleepwalkr

    The Mexican government is not known for being honest with its citizens.  I was surprised to learn just tonight that our area has been shut down completely.  Nothing.  No stores, school, or any place where people gather.  We have no reported flu episodes in Jalisco and it does make me wonder.  I will be staying home until we know more.

    •  I have coworkers in Jalisco (2+ / 0-)
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      OLinda, mango

      And we have ... well, we have a very good, very robust medical department, given the international nature of the company and of the work we do. We also talk to governments, regularly.

      Coworkers in Jalisco haven't heard anything from the company about cases there. Can't say with certainty, but I'd think that the company would probably tell them if something came up.

      I'm not online on the corporate system right now, but have been checking in on the local Intranet site regularly. So far, consistent with WHO. Handwashing, stay in touch, check back often, see occupational health if you feel the slightest bit ill or feverish.

      Keeping you & mariachi mama both in my thoughts...

      "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

      by paxpdx on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 10:12:54 PM PDT

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    •  Jeez... That doesn't sound very reassuring. (2+ / 0-)
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      OLinda, mango

      It seems like you weren't forewarned of the shut down either? That's just surreal. Perhaps a lot of it was voluntary, maybe people acting independently out of fear? I hope you're relatively well stocked... The idea of staying home makes good sense. Be safe and let us know how things evolve...

      •  It wasn't voluntary (2+ / 0-)
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        mariachi mama, Sleepwalkr

        A government order.  It isn't surprising to me.  Laws can change overnight and no one knows a thing about it.
        A few years ago they changed the streets into one way during the night.  The next morning, the police were out in force giving tickets.  That is just the way it is here.

        •  Chuckles -- (1+ / 0-)
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          mango

          I bet the mayor was briefed on the budget deficit the day before the street change. I've lived in Brazil many years but have been away long enough that I can now smile fondly at this kind of improvisational governing style.

          But I'm sure none of it seems very funny to you now, especially with something so serious as an epidemic.

          Let's hope your local (federal?) authorities are now simply erring on the side of caution. At least they're doing something, right?

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