Coronavirus - In the DR

El Rey de Mangu

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MikeFisher

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it is smart,
we dont have to fake any numbers here in the DR.
we just do the number of tests on each specific day necessary to achieve the wished for results on the statistics for each specific day.
thats my point since the beginning,
we have inthe DR No real Statistic and we can not show any trends, negatives or positive trends alike,
because we do only a fraction of the necessary test numbers, which would be needed to put a stat with a real trend etc together.
a few days out of 3 months showed around/a bit over 2.000 tests per day, only on a few single days.
many days had just 200-800 tests per day.
the theer are days when many results did not come back on time, due traffic jams at the laboratories delaying the results to show.
so wehave days with barely any new infections and deads, as no results came out/into the stat,
and then we have days with high numbers, as those days include the delayed outcoming results which been missing during the prior 2-3 days.
absolutely impossible to show any trend or take any conclusons about infection rate/spread rate etc etc etc.
there should be since 2 months 5.000 tests done oper day, every day, as the minimum,
now that could show real results and trends then.
maybe starting early July our tourist visitors bring in their own numerous test kitts
and when heading back home they will leave those kitts here as a Propina, like before they did with half bottles sunblocker, parfumes, lippsticks etc etc.
so this way the government may be able to stock up on test kitts, lol.
maybe the reality is simply, that all the laboratories in DR together could not do any more tests per day anyways,
so testing more people per day would be useless as the results would come out when the tested person is already negative again/cured or deseased.
 

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And now for something entirely different. A Canadian ER doctor says that the risk of the virus being transmitted due to flatulence is extremely low. She actually had the time to review some studies on this topic. I’m amazed researchers actually took the time to do this. She said the virus is contained in fecal material in your lower bowel and the volume of air expelled is minimal compared to what is expelled through breathing. The biggest infection risk would be skin contact with fecal material. Cleaning infected patients in hospitals and nursing homes. I know this is not an appropriate topic during breakfast time but science marches on folks and enquiring minds want to know. Enjoy your day and, despite the low risk, have the decency to step outside and point your posterior pistol well away from any family members.
 
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Celt202

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Will Promesecal. the government subsidized pharmacy also known as Botica Popular be offering Adrenachrome anytime soon?

Asking for a friend.
TIA
 

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And now for something entirely different. A Canadian ER doctor says that the risk of the virus being transmitted due to flatulence is extremely low. She actually had the time to review some studies on this topic. I’m amazed researchers actually took the time to do this. She said the virus is contained in fecal material in your lower bowel and the volume of air expelled is minimal compared to what is expelled through breathing. The biggest infection risk would be skin contact with fecal material. Cleaning infected patients in hospitals and nursing homes. I know this is not an appropriate topic during breakfast time but science marches on folks and enquiring minds want to know. Enjoy your day and, despite the low risk, have the decency to step outside and point your posterior pistol well away from any family members.
I think I will skip my pumpernickel bagel this morning
 

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Eight weeks ago when the State of Emergency went into effect, there were intense prophesies of riots, looting, criminal bands of miscreants roaming the streets and creating havoc.
Has any member of this community been a victim of a crime in the last eight weeks?
Keep in mind that it's readily available, since everything in this forum is written and kept on file forever (or at least it still seems to be the case), that Dominican statistics about the Covid situation generally didn't received much questioning by DR1ers. At least when death counts surpassed recovered counts. Once the gap between the two started to shrink and recovered has greatly surpassed deaths (and that gap is growing), some expats have taken the mission to question and completely discount Dominican statistics. Some have dedicated somewhat lengthy posts to their "analyses," but it remains that they felt the need after recovered surpassed deaths. Before it was only a very handful of people that took that stance and generally they left the country when they had the chance.

I guess they dom't like it that most Dominicans that are hospitalized due to Covid now survive. Poses a challenge to their held belief on Dominicans? Don't know, but could be.
 
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windeguy

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The curfew did a good job and reducing the crime rate. Yes I personally know of someone who was a victim of a crime just two days ago.
 

Celt202

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A dentist who works near UASD in Santo Domingo was robbed at gunpoint by 2 jamokes on a motorbike yesterday walking to work along Ave Jose Contreras.
 

MikeFisher

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They had him toss the wallet and phone over due to the 2-meter rule. Clorox wipes were found on the scene
soooo,
why is such cleanly and by the rules done robbery mentioned in the Press?
that must have been foreign republicans snitching info to the local press/DR1.
as far as i see this,
it was a clean job, should not be blown up in the republican press to stirr revolting ideas with the citizens.
 
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Caonabo

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I walked to the colmado today to celebrate the gran apertura. I had my surplus mask donned. No one in the store had one. Some guy was laughing and spitting and slapping his compadre on the shoulder and sweat also flew off the compadre onto the counter where my cheese was.
Was that you that ran away? Thanks for the free cheese.
 
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