Coronavirus - In the DR

MikeFisher

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the last 24hrs 2.880 tests been done.
ONLY 2.880 tests for the whole country.
and that is the Record High Number of all days since testing started.
this is Way too FEW, by far.
there should be 5.000 or even up to peaks of 10.000 tests run each day(peaks during specific activities like intervening certain areas/cities etc as done once in a while), since the Beginning of testing, EVREY Day.
hence, til now there is no real picture nor statistic which would allow to assume the number of infected, immunized etc in the DR.
the daily new infections statistic shows rising numbers primarily due the slightly rising numbers of tests done now,
not becaus emore people would get infected these days.
with barely tests done, no statistic shows any real thing, not even any real Trend, and the Trends would be the important statistical thing necessary to decide about success or failure of each reopening phase, to decide if at some point more restrictions would be necessary or a further opening could be brought on.
 

NanSanPedro

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the last 24hrs 2.880 tests been done.
ONLY 2.880 tests for the whole country.
and that is the Record High Number of all days since testing started.
this is Way too FEW, by far.
there should be 5.000 or even up to peaks of 10.000 tests run each day(peaks during specific activities like intervening certain areas/cities etc as done once in a while), since the Beginning of testing, EVREY Day.
hence, til now there is no real picture nor statistic which would allow to assume the number of infected, immunized etc in the DR.
the daily new infections statistic shows rising numbers primarily due the slightly rising numbers of tests done now,
not becaus emore people would get infected these days.
with barely tests done, no statistic shows any real thing, not even any real Trend, and the Trends would be the important statistical thing necessary to decide about success or failure of each reopening phase, to decide if at some point more restrictions would be necessary or a further opening could be brought on.
Don't disagree that more tests are needed for a valid statistical analysis. However, I would think that the number hospitalized is what we should be concerned with. If those are level or are decreasing, then we are on the road to victory. I don't follow the numbers so I don't know what the trends are.
 

MikeFisher

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Don't disagree that more tests are needed for a valid statistical analysis. However, I would think that the number hospitalized is what we should be concerned with. If those are level or are decreasing, then we are on the road to victory. I don't follow the numbers so I don't know what the trends are.
the numbers of hospitalized citizens will def rise for a while.
due the reopening, even that the government recommends citizens 60 years old and up and citizens with specific health conditions to continue with the "quedate en casa", more and more will be out and do their thing, many of those folks are part of the mirco business crowd, make money selling stuff on the streets, work small jobs to meet the needs to eat something everyday during normal times.
most families will not keep their grannies at home and take care about their food and needs.
and those are the ones who end as the hospitalized cases/numbers, not just due age, it is due the bad health conditions so many of that age group has.
so the hospitalization numbers will rise.
how much they rise will be one of the prime deciders about success or failure of a reopening phase for sure,
because if that number rises too steep, the end of the stat would be a colapse of the clinics, so restrictions would be tightened and the start of the next phase postponed, to avoid such colapse.
btw,
already yesterday many many businesses along the mainstreet here in Veron been opened.
today it looked like almost All businesses been reopened,
BUT today also the authorities been over some and reclosed.i hope they go the hard way to assure that people go in line with the rules.
who opens when not allowed or does not run by the given safety rules, should get his busines license revoked for at least a month right away.
otherwise before week's end this week we will have everything back to the old normal
and we would not need any infection statistics anymore, because the hospitals would colaps anyways by months end.
and such in the press then, THAT would be the sudden death for ourDR Tourism.
 

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:( But yet they can catch me on 10 yr old traffic ticket :)
We had about 150 pages on visa overstay fees. Please don't rile the posters up on what this could possibly cost you, what happened to their friends Moe and Larry, what you can do to get out of it, etc. :cool:
 

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Oh well Alex it is best you stay home except only to visit the grocery store. Perhaps another 3 months in your house things will be safe enough out there for you to venture out. But don't rush
...and put on sunscreen to walk to the mailbox while carrying a umbrella
 
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DR Solar

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This is not the best presentation but will have to do. I'm always amazed that most can not, will not step up to the challenge of problem solving.

Instead of bitching and moaning... pointing fingers... blaming others and doing that all day and night long waiting for someone else to ease your pain; some actually do things.

Together with other teams and individuals, 2,000 face masks have been given to those in need in 4 days. It's not only the masks, it's an educational process. It's community leaders from isolated areas, a couple of committed friends and our PN buddies reaching out.

To get this done took alot of friends not only in the D.R, but friends in Miami that has partners in Singapore that has associates in China. Not easy. Holding another 2k in reserve .

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chico bill

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Thats exactly what im going to do Chico. You make sure you dont wear a mask now since youre so tough and macho! Just the flu remember. Youre chico proofed.
When I finally get to go to a restaurant you bet it will be without a mask - duh how else can you eat ?
I will die someday in the not too distant future (like Eddie Haskell), but it isn't likely it will be the Kungflu that does me in.
It has nothing to do with being macho, just not cowering under a table, spreading the media fear, and also wanting to return to have occasional meals out with a cold brew.
If you unfortunately get the Wuhan flu, remember these words: (whispered like 'plastics' in The Graduate) ...
Plaquenil
 

DR Solar

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This is not the best presentation but will have to do. I'm always amazed that most can not, will not step up to the challenge of problem solving.

Instead of bitching and moaning... pointing fingers... blaming others and doing that all day and night long waiting for someone else to ease your pain; some actually do things.

Together with other teams and individuals, 2,000 face masks have been given to those in need in 4 days. It's not only the masks, it's an educational process. It's community leaders from isolated areas, a couple of committed friends and our PN buddies reaching out.

To get this done took alot of friends not only in the D.R, but friends in Miami that has partners in Singapore that has associates in China. Not easy. Holding another 2k in reserve .

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Old saying. If you are NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.
 

malko

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Santiago today,

Insurance office open...... empty but open--- good for me, in and out. Receptionist squirts some alcohol thingy on your hands as you go in and out. Mandatory mask.

I saw queues outside supermarkets ( plazza lama amongst others ) so i guess they are letting limited clients in at a time.
However National is NOT. They are not even wiping down carts ( well the "handles" )!!!!!
What they are doing is zapping you with a thermometer as you walk in...... though the security guard kept shaking his electronic thingy. I asked him if i was pregnant 😁😁.
He said yes and showed me the display :
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Lol.
Anyhow National is never really busy so " social distancing " is not really a problem.
 
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When I finally get to go to a restaurant you bet it will be without a mask - duh how else can you eat ?
I will die someday in the not too distant future (like Eddie Haskell), but it isn't likely it will be the Kungflu that does me in.
It has nothing to do with being macho, just not cowering under a table, spreading the media fear, and also wanting to return to have occasional meals out with a cold brew.
If you unfortunately get the Wuhan flu, remember these words: (whispered like 'plastics' in The Graduate) ...
Plaquenil
 
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