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by mem
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 4022
Views: 283815

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Here is a rather worrying line from today's press conference, de estos 6.234 nuevos casos, el 73% no cuenta con su esquema de vacunación completo y solo el 27% cuenta con sus dos dosis y 14 días". 27% of the positive cases had both dosis. of course, they seem to always fail to provide any details. ...
by mem
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 4022
Views: 283815

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

AstraZeneca suspended for people under 45, after a bloodclot was discovered in a 31 year old male. https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/2021/06/03/1022778/minsal-suspende-astrazeneca-45-anos.html considering how few doses of AstraZeneca chile has received, one case is a pretty high rate. It’s not...
by mem
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile
Replies: 91
Views: 6751

Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

I just got a notification from DHL that I had to fill in some forms with the ISPCH government agency to import $24 worth of eye drops for dry eyes. The form includes compulsory fields about a prescribing MD. In other words you can't import the most basic over-the-counter stuff without a prescriptio...
by mem
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: how to use Catastro de Bienes Nacionales?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: how to use Catastro de Bienes Nacionales?

The flat Kansas like topology of Uruguay and centralized shape probably lends itself to an exhaustive cataloguing But as other mentioned the terrain of Chile is far more varied and out of reach (a peak in the distance that noone has summited that is supposed to be a land marker). Well peaks dont exi...
by mem
Sat May 29, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 4022
Views: 283815

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Haha, Rune, maybe we misunderstood the four weeks thing all along. :lol: I've read and heard in various media lately that many doctors are starting to conclude that Sinovac is just not very good at cutting transmission. https://www.ciperchile.cl/2021/05/28/la-sinovac-no-es-suficiente/ ¿Qué hacer? E...
by mem
Thu May 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: mailing to US from Villarrica
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: mailing to US from Villarrica

Just go to chilexpress. They can give you a tracking number. That is what I have done in the past. Thank you for your help. Does Chilexpress offer DHL? No you'd have to go to dhl in temuco unless there is one in villarrica. Its ymmv, have had problems with all the carriers. I send stuff to the IRS ...
by mem
Thu May 27, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: mailing to US from Villarrica
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: mailing to US from Villarrica

Just go to chilexpress. They can give you a tracking number. That is what I have done in the past.
by mem
Tue May 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Best water heating in Arica?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Best water heating in Arica?

doesn't your solar tank have a pressure valve on it, so that even if the water starts to reach steam / vapor lock point it would open and vent? Yes it does, but the units are evacuated tube types so the water can get really really crazy hot I think the PTR valve is fine for most of the range of ope...
by mem
Tue May 25, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Best water heating in Arica?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Best water heating in Arica?

Regarding the various split systems, as I mentioned we have a form of this. We leave the system on solar roof tanks. If there is not enough sun then the water dispensed in the house is somewhere between cold and almost hot. If we decide we need proper hot water then we have to go out to where the ga...
by mem
Mon May 24, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Best water heating in Arica?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Best water heating in Arica?

Solar hot water on the roof. They have several hundred liter capacity. If you have a big house and your master is across the house from the kitchen then I'd get 2. 1 for the master and 1 for the kitchen and extra bathrooms The only other option is a gas or electric hot water heater. With gas it's go...
by mem
Sat May 22, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The New Constitution
Replies: 55
Views: 1670

Re: The New Constitution

I am a big fan of the super majority 2/3 requirement to admit amendments. I also think there are a lot of conservatives buried in the independents. This constitution should really reflect the majority as best as can be expected. Are there really more leftists or are they merely the loudest of the fr...
by mem
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile
Replies: 91
Views: 6751

Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Kiosclub and now this? What did we do to deserve this great windfall : )