Coronavirus - In the DR

Son of a sailor

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My impression is that mask-wearing is 100% in supermarkets, clinics, banks, and commercial establishments but people are less disciplined on the streets and in social situations.

I'm taken aback by the nonsense we're hearing from other countries. Wearing a mask is less of an inconvenience than wearing a seatbelt or a motorbike helmet, and most people in those countries comply with those constraints much more unquestioningly than Dominicans!

I can understand someone complaining that it's uncomfortable but not to the point of having a full-blown tantrum in a public place and refusing to wear one.
It's a character trait of self absorbed people. It's their world, we're just living in it.
Don't know why either, face mask work, there's a news feed about two hairstylist with masks that serviced 116 customers without transmission in Missouri.
 

Andre14615

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It would be nice to know what this requested 45 day S.O.E. actually means. I saw no mention that Medina would be addressing the country to explain. NO mention of a specific curfew other than shops, cafes etc have to close by 8pm. Too much uncertainty. I don't know whether to make a run to the grocery store or if I'll be able to do that another day. Will a new S.O.E. affect the borders. Not enough info being offered by the authorities. Impossible to make any sort of meaningful plans to cope with the coming changes.
Theyre going to make those decisions on Friday

 

william webster

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It will pass easily/quickly

Whether the border is affected ---- ????? dunno !

That 24 hr curfew might be nasty
as we say in the north -- A Three Dog Night......might not be dogs !!

Sorry, JK, making light of a bad situation - levity people !!
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Too bad the govt doesn't indicate what measures it wants to implement. People need enough notice to prepare for anything drastic. I fear they will announce on Friday for a start on the weekend.
 

lifeisgreat

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Too bad the govt doesn't indicate what measures it wants to implement. People need enough notice to prepare for anything drastic. I fear they will announce on Friday for a start on the weekend.
they wait to long always on everything ...they don’t want to tell you what it is because they want to see how many days they get in vote , then pass sentence as they say :( Longer term they get less restrictive... If this was not an election yr DR would of fared much better in this war...
 
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Too bad the govt doesn't indicate what measures it wants to implement. People need enough notice to prepare for anything drastic. I fear they will announce on Friday for a start on the weekend.
I can understand the first National Emergency was all of a sudden but now they should have known from experience.
 

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Bloomberg News has a very positive story on the University of Oxford research team headed by vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert.
The study could be through with human trials of 1100 people in September.
Traditional vaccines use weakened or dead virus to stimulate the immune system.
Gilbert used a viral vector approach with a Trojan horse idea using a harmless virus that causes the common cold in chimps.
She attaches genetic material of Covid to the spike of the chimp virus that then stimulated a persons immune response.
This approach speeds the process and Bloomberg news describes Gilbert as being months ahead of the numerous other companies working to find a vaccine.
The Bloomberg article is available online and is hopeful in a time when we all want to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This is not a light but could be a glimmer.
I do not have a link but it is easy to find the article which is lengthy.
A number of techniques for vaccines where companies are finding they can produce more antibodies than actually having CV19. That is the good news part.
And a bit hard to believe, but let us say that is true.

How long those antibodies last is the huge question. They last about 3 months if you are infected with CV19, which is very disappointing.

To control CV19, how long do the antibodies need to last for a vaccine to control CV19?
 

windeguy

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Theyre going to make those decisions on Friday

The decision to grant the 45 day SOE is made by the Senate and Chamber of Deputies and is apparently another done deal.

Medina is the one who decides what to do with SOE powers.
 

william webster

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He will NOT be deciding alone.....

I expect the deal is....
WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

A subservient servant of the incoming President

Done deal !!
 

GusFring

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This is terrible. Does anyone know if Puna Cana airport is like this too?
Punta Cana area for the longest time had very few total cases. For 3 months plus since March 16th. It now has almost 1500 cases but only 2 deaths. I have to assume these numbers will only get bigger.
 

GusFring

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This differs substantially from the many pictures and comments posted here in the past.
So are you talking about the past, the present or the future to put this into context🤣

It's good to know that you are telling the truth here and everybody else is lying 🤥
 

GusFring

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He will NOT be deciding alone.....

I expect the deal is....
WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

A subservient servant of the incoming President

Done deal !!
Do you think Abinader will step in and say no closings, no curfews and no shutdowns?

He is facing political suicide regardless of what he does. He can only blame Danilo up to 8/16. Then it's all his baby.
 

cavok

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This request for a state of emergency is being done in conjunction with Abinader. Done deal. All that's left are the details and how many days they will give him.
 
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josh2203

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Too bad the govt doesn't indicate what measures it wants to implement. People need enough notice to prepare for anything drastic. I fear they will announce on Friday for a start on the weekend.

That's what they did a couple of times... Danilo asked for extension many days before the previous ended and then the matter was just going around between two institutions (senado/diputados, not sure how those are called) as one group was just fighting, and it ended up being approved on the last minute...
 

CaribeDigital

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Do you think Abinader will step in and say no closings, no curfews and no shutdowns?

He is facing political suicide regardless of what he does. He can only blame Danilo up to 8/16. Then it's all his baby.
Suicide? He has a chance of a bright start by reversing the alibi half-measures of the current government. He could pass to history by introducing pro-active policy placing the Dominican Republic among the most successful corona fighters: Vietnam, New Zealand, Cuba, China or Switzerland.