Is It Ethical to Travel Internationally Before the World is Vaccinated? 
Caroline Bologna - The Huffington Post
HuffPost asked bioethicists, as well as public health and travel experts, to weigh in on the ethics of traveling abroad before vaccines have been widely administered worldwide. Read on for their thoughts. Read more...

What the CDC Says You Can Do After You're Vaccinated 
Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein - The Washington Post
Federal health officials released guidance Monday that gives fully vaccinated Americans more freedom to socialize and pursue routine daily activities, providing a pandemic-weary nation a first glimpse of what a new normal may look like in coming months. Read more...

Mexico Leans on China After Biden Rules Out Vaccines Sharing in Short Term 
Reuters Staff
Mexico is turning to China to fill a vaccine shortfall with an order for 22 million doses, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday, a week after U.S. President Joe Biden ruled out sharing vaccines with Mexico in the short term. Read more...

New Beach and Business Restrictions Will Be In Place for Easter Week 
Vallarta Daily News
Limited business hours, maximum quotas, and restricted hours at beaches, temples, and magical towns, are some of the health measures that will be taken in Puerto Vallarta during the Easter holiday to prevent an increase in COVID-19 infections. Read more...

Risky Business? Balancing Mexico's Pandemic Response with Tourism 
Megan Frye - CNN
Along the beaches of Mexico, typically teeming with vacationers, there is a struggle between two powerful forces that won't be going anywhere anytime soon: The very real concern for health and safety during the pandemic and an equally valid concern for economic survival. Read more...

Mexico Welcomes Biggest Vaccine Shipment Yet 
Reuters Staff
Mexico received its biggest COVID-19 vaccine shipment to date, in the form of the active ingredient for 2 million doses of China's CanSino shot, a relief for the Latin American country after slow delivery on orders from Western companies. Read more...

Possibility of a New Variant of COVID-19 Discovered in Puerto Vallarta 
ExBulletin
According to the University of Guadalajara, the new SARS-CoV-2 mutation, E484K, detected in four patients in Jalisco, has some unique characteristics that make it different from the strains identified in Brazil and South Africa. Read more...

Citizens in Jalisco Called on to Help Halt Pandemic's Spread 
Mexico News Daily
A range of high-profile figures in Jalisco have called on citizens to redouble efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Read more...

Mexican President's COVID-19 Revelation Fuels Criticism of Pandemic Response 
Dave Graham - Reuters
The Mexican president's announcement he had COVID-19 just a few hours after taking a commercial flight unleashed renewed criticism of his handling of the pandemic, which has left the country with the fourth-highest death toll worldwide. Read more...

How American Travelers Can Get a Covid Test in Mexico 
Natalie B. Compton - The Washington Post
While both the CDC and State Department websites recommend Americans rethink travel plans to Mexico because of the risks, they also outline exactly what the new order means for travelers. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta: New Health and Security Measures Announced 
Jorge Chavez - Vallarta Lifestyles
Last Friday, the Jalisco State Health Board announced new health and security measures in the face of COVID-19. These actions will run until January 31st, 2021. Read more...

A Mexico Vacation During the Pandemic? The Rewards vs. Risks 
Robert Walzer - The Wall Street Journal
Though it offers travelers a respite from cold and monotony, Mexico's policy holds risks for foreigners and locals alike. Read more...

Mexico Thanks Cuba for Sending Doctors to Fight Pandemic 
Reuters
Hundreds of Cuban doctors will soon arrive in Mexico's capital, part of a larger plan endorsed by leftist President Lopez Obrador to help local hospitals swamped by a COVID-19 surge. Read more...

Mexico Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine for Emergency Use 
VOA News
Mexico approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use this week, 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. Read more...

Medical Workers Then Seniors First in Line for Covid Vaccine 
Mexico News Daily
Healthcare workers will be the first people in Mexico to be immunized under a five-stage national vaccination plan presented this week by the federal government. Read more...

Riviera Nayarit and the Luxury Traveler in the 'New Normal'
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Properties with independent access, spectacular villas by the sea with terraces and private pools, accommodations that are a destination unto themselve. These are the latest tendencies in post-COVID-19 hospitality. Read more...

Mexico Might Allow Private Firms to Buy, Distribute Vaccines 
Associated Press
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he is not opposed to private companies buying coronavirus vaccines to distribute to patients who want to pay for the shots. Read more...

Side Effects From the COVID-19 Vaccine Means 'Your Body Responded the Way It's Supposed to,' Experts Say 
Adrianna Rodriguez - USA TODAY
Recipients will likely experience at least one side effect from the COVID-19 vaccine, but doctors say that's normal and you should still get vaccinated. Read more...

What a Month on Mexico's Coronavirus Front Line Feels Like 
John Holman - Al Jazeera News
We filmed in the ambulances, the hospitals and the hotspots, grappling with confusing messaging, grief and exhaustion. Read more...

COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico 
The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico would like to advise all U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Mexico to please refer to our COVID-19 Information page for the latest country-specific information and entry and exit requirements. Read more...

Chabad Jewish Community Center Emergency COVID-19 Assistance Appeal
Chabad of Puerto Vallarta
We would like to ask of any generous donors, who are in a position to assist at this time, to donate towards the ongoing food packages of needy community members, and other assistance to our community. Read more...

Mexico Is Reopening Because It Has To. Should You Go? 
Megan Frye - Daily Beast
Mexico is reopening after reluctantly shutting down. With a lack of government help, many of its people need to go back to work to survive - but does that mean you should go? Read more...

For the First Time, Mexico Records More COVID-19 Deaths in a Day Than the U.S. 
Patrick J. McDonnell - Los Angeles Times
Mexican authorities sought to calm an anxious public after the nation's coronavirus death toll grew by 1,092 - more than doubling the daily record and for the first time exceeding the single-day total in the United States. Read more...

Donations Needed by Vallarta Abuelos for Baby Formula
Vallarta Abuelos
Especially disturbing is that fact that infants and newborns are being fed RICE WATER instead of formula. Desperate mothers come to our nonprofit or send a pm begging for formula. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta Flight Resumption Announced 
Estefania Montes - Vallarta Lifestyles
With the enforcement of different security measures that guarantee the health of passengers, various national and international airlines are resuming their flights and are ready to bring visitors to this Mexican Pacific coast. Read more...

May Updates and Emergency Response Fund from Human Connections
Elly Rohrer - Human Connections
Read about what HC has accomplished in the past month, how we are supporting our partners, and initiatives on the horizon. Read more...

Dealing with Associated Psychological Problems of COVID-19
Juvenile Integration Center
For many people, the social isolation that we are currently experiencing due to the Corona virus is affecting many of their habits, thus generating some symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, violence, lack of sleep, among others. Read more...

Elengorn Realtors Encourages Community Work 
Estefania Montes - Vallarta Lifestyles
Through donations and community service in favor of the Vallarta Food Bank, the real estate agency Elengorn Realtors shows its support to families affected by the current health contingency. Read more...

Covid-19 Update from Lo de Marcos, Mexico 
Armando Contreras - Galvan Real Estate
I see that the local ExPat residents that have chosen to call Lo de Marcos home, are doing a good job of trying to support the local restaurants and businesses that are staying open. Read more...

Update from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Food Pantry
Amy Welch - Amigos de La Cruz
Here is this week's update. We are now feeding almost 200 families and some pets thanks to you all for your donations! Read more...

Help in Action in the Riviera Nayarit: Civil Organizations That Inspire
Norma Hernandez - CVB Riviera Nayarit
In the Riviera Nayarit these unprecedented times are also an occasion to highlight the hospitality that has always prevailed in the destination: the response has emerged from all fronts: public, private and social, and we see that the tourism sector is more united than ever. Read more...

The Kids at Corazon de Nina Shelter Need Your Help
Melissa Canez - Corazon de Nina
Despite all that is happening, the children are thankfully all healthy and upbeat at this time. Our needs are great, but so are yours! We send our love and prayers that you are in a safe place, healthy and coping with the chaos and fear by following guidelines of healthcare professionals and leaders, practicing your faith,compassion and consideration for others. Read more...

Donations Needed by Puerto Vallarta Food Bank for Families and Seniors
Francie Nguyen - PV Food Bank
Our beloved Vallarta community is facing a crises with many people out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are in the process of setting up a permanent and legalized non-profit food bank for Vallarta and surrounding areas, and we need your help. Read more...

Food for Families - Coming Together in Times of Need
Sarah Kaminshine - Entreamigos
We know many of you have asked about ways to support families in need in San Pancho. Entreamigos would love to facilitate this generous initiative of our community in two ways: Buying extra to donate and making a monetary donation. Read more...

Mexico's Coronavirus Czar is in the Hospital with Covid 
Reuters
Epidemiologist Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who is recovering well, has drawn criticism for downplaying the need for masks and for spearheading a strategy of limited testing. Read more...

Mexico is Vaccinating Its Poorest Citizens First - Against the Advice of Health Experts 
Kevin Sieff and Paulina Villegas - The Washington Post
As debate rages around the world about who should be vaccinated first, Mexico has come up with its own unconventional approach prioritizing the country's most disadvantaged citizens, using the vaccine as a kind of reparation for years of marginalization. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta Reactivates Economy Prioritizing Health of Tourists 
Vallarta Daily News
The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta promotes the reactivation of the local economy prioritizing the health and safety of visitors, since 90% of the economic activity of the municipality depends on tourism. Read more...

Mexican President Says Mexico Doing Better Than US on Virus 
Associated Press
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said this week that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico's per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than 1% of its population. Read more...

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