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    The operative word is "live". Those that really...

    The operative word is "live". Those that really live here are here. Those that do not live here have left.
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    Compared with other countries when they had a...

    Compared with other countries when they had a similar number of confirmed infections, the DR mortality numbers are not terribly out of sync. People who get infected today will not show symptoms for...
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    Remember back in the day when some researchers...

    Remember back in the day when some researchers announced that coffee caused cancer? A short time later other researchers announced that was not the case or that you had to drink a gallon of the stuff...
  4. Anytime you come into close contact with others...

    Anytime you come into close contact with others you run the risk of becoming infected. You have to weigh the benefit of a clean terrace vs the possibility of spending two weeks recovering from CV19....
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    We all define "absolutely necessary" differently....

    We all define "absolutely necessary" differently. The effort to control the rate of infection in any country is dependent on near complete adherence to the guidance being given almost all the time. ...
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    Actually, once someonbe coughs virus into the...

    Actually, once someonbe coughs virus into the airspace inside an aircraft, it either lands on someone seated around the cougher or onto some physical part of the plane. Very small cough droplets may...
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    Flight attendants are getting sick if you wish to...

    Flight attendants are getting sick if you wish to extrapolate.
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    Patient with CV19 refused treatment by medical...

    Patient with CV19 refused treatment by medical facility and dies in the ambulance transferring them somewhere else.

    These rejections or refusal of care are common in the country and have been...
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    Posted in a more appropriate thread instead.

    Posted in a more appropriate thread instead.
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    There are too many people still moving around...

    There are too many people still moving around outside the curfew hours (probably even during the curfew hours) to stem the spread here in the DR. The ability to isolate people in a separate part of...
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    Double post.

    Double post.
  12. Latest email from the Canadian Embassy stated...

    Latest email from the Canadian Embassy stated that seats on a flight or two with Delta Airlines to the United States were available out of SDQ until Mar. 31 but flights after that date are not...
  13. Mexico City is rife with disease... limited...

    Mexico City is rife with disease... limited testing means limited numbers to report...all is well, no need to worry apparently.

    "I must keep up people's spirits" - Mexican President Andres Manuel...
  14. No one knows for sure and some estimates will be...

    No one knows for sure and some estimates will be more accurate than others. The true number of infections is some degree of magnitude greater than the published confirmed number of cases and...
  15. The development of new drugs is always subject to...

    The development of new drugs is always subject to extensive testing and human trials for that very reason. The re-purposing of existing drugs that are already fairly well documented would be the type...
  16. I hope that an effective treatment that curtails...

    I hope that an effective treatment that curtails this disease in the body can be found much quicker than the time needed for a vaccine to be produced, tested and distributed.

    Governments have the...
  17. I suspect until there is an effective treatment,...

    I suspect until there is an effective treatment, most countries will opt to limit the number of people crossing their borders to prevent the loss of any containment gains achieved. In the case of a...
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    The murmuring of last week seems to have...

    The murmuring of last week seems to have increased to the level of a conversation in regards to a formal quarantine/home isolation order for the entire country. I am assuming this would be similar to...
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    In case you need another reason to stay home and...

    In case you need another reason to stay home and away from other people...

    It would appear that if you come into contact with a CV19 infected person and you can be identified, you may just win an...
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    drs, I'm beginning to work on that, varying...

    drs,

    I'm beginning to work on that, varying degrees of success at the outset.
  21. Lucas you completely neglected the secondary...

    Lucas you completely neglected the secondary means of infection - contact with infected surfaces (doors, toilet flush handles, faucets etc) thus the need to wash our hands 1001 times a day. If you...
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    Has the Govt not been clear on what is considered...

    Has the Govt not been clear on what is considered an essential service? Are the hotels not closing down and sending their staff home? Is there some aspect to your business that would necessitate some...
  23. That is certainly a valid consideration.

    That is certainly a valid consideration.
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    It has always struck me as odd that the use of a...

    It has always struck me as odd that the use of a mask that is designed to filter a virus is discouraged for the general public. I understand the use of a mask is not a complete solution, must be worn...
  25. WW, go get tested. Then you'll know.

    WW, go get tested. Then you'll know.
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