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    Can't reliably travel between provinces and some...

    Can't reliably travel between provinces and some towns. No buses for an inter provincial delivery (not that seafood would fare particularly well in the belly of a bus). Sounds like a good deal for...
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    Whatever.

    Whatever.
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    If the S.O.E. extension is not approved by the...

    If the S.O.E. extension is not approved by the Senate/House then the curfew would expire on the same day as the S.O.E.

    It was pretty much a given at the time the Prez requested the extension that...
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    It is my understanding that the Prez can change...

    It is my understanding that the Prez can change the curfew by Presidential Declaration without the need to involve the Senate or House of Deputies so long as the curfew does not extend past the end...
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    It means at this rate of testing it would take 92...

    It means at this rate of testing it would take 92 years to test just half the population.

    So yes they are just testing and counting those with serious symptoms who present to the health system...
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    Thx. I remain slightly hopeful that this country...

    Thx. I remain slightly hopeful that this country will be able to limit the spread significantly. However, from what I have seen so far with people milling about under shade trees, traveling...
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    As Semana Santa gets closer I suspect that the...

    As Semana Santa gets closer I suspect that the roadblocks will ratchet up their resolve to turn people around. Moving between provinces and potentially between towns could become more of an iffy...
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    A lot of foreigners are used to being spoon fed...

    A lot of foreigners are used to being spoon fed their daily allotment of information. It does take a while after arriving in a new country to get your bearings and figure out another way to...
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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...
  12. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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