El encanto de los pequeños charcos

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Al caminar por los parques y las callejuelas, en los pueblos y en las ciudades, o por la campiña, en las llanuras, en los bosques y en las montañas, asomo a los pequeños charcos que forman las gotas de lluvia al acumularse o los ríos al salpicar una y otra vez, con la intención de descubrir las imágenes que reflejan. Encuentro, al mirarlos, los perfiles modestos y presumidos de las casas, de los edificios y de las tiendas, y hasta de los faroles y de las personas y de los vehículos que transitan incesantes, o las siluetas de los árboles, de las montañas y de los peñascos; aunque al fijar la mirada, si el agua de los charcos es diáfana, observo el fondo arenoso o de tierra, en contraste con la profundidad del cielo azul intenso y la blancura…

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COVID-19 in Jamaica: Are we done with it now? – Petchary’s Blog

So are we in a good place right now? Can we all breathe a sigh of relief? Well, perhaps it is because we have gotten so used to the protocols over the past two years, but some of us are not so ready to throw caution to the winds, just yet. The new variant (whether it’s here or not, and we are in the dark on that) may be very contagious but “mild,” but my husband is recovering from a stroke and diabetic. He would, therefore, be considered “vulnerable,” like many others with underlying conditions and more advanced in years.

At least one financial institution has issued a statement that it will continue to enforce COVID-19 protocols for customers and staff. I am sure other firms, large and small, will follow suit.

So, we are taking no chances, personally. We will continue to wear our masks, especially indoors, and keep our distance from people.

Source: COVID-19 in Jamaica: Are we done with it now? – Petchary’s Blog

Coronavirus Self-Checker | CDC

The Coronavirus Self-Checker is an interactive clinical assessment tool that will assist individuals ages 13 and older, and parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 12 on deciding when to seek testing or medical care if they suspect they or someone they know has contracted COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

The online mobile-friendly tool asks a series of questions covering topics such as isolation and quarantine, vaccination status, symptoms, test results, exposure, underlying medical conditions, etc. Based on the user’s responses, the tool then provides information about interpreting test results and when to quarantine and isolate, as well as recommended actions and resources.

Source: Coronavirus Self-Checker | CDC