coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by tiagoabner » Wed May 05, 2021 9:38 pm

There's a project doing the rounds in Congress regarding the "green passport", which would give more freedom to fully-vaccinated people:
https://www.t13.cl/noticia/nacional/car ... 05-05-2021

I've tried to do some research on this, but I couldn't find a link to the full project. If any of you have a link to the full proposal, I would really appreciate it.
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Post by admin » Thu May 06, 2021 1:25 am

yikes!!!

after looking like things might have been improving in Argentina, they just set a new record deaths in a day with 633. their confirmed cases have turned too at 24,000 new infections.

https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/amp/arg ... -day.phtml

Chile seems to be steadily improving at 3,791 cases, and 33 deaths.

I actually was wondering this morning about the possibility of the regional numbers might be moving together for some reason. guess not.
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Post by gringalais » Thu May 06, 2021 9:01 am

frozen-north wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 1:20 pm
for31 wrote:
there is quite a difference between just having the virus and being on ICU
The problem is the misuse of the word "case". That word in the medical world had always been used as a synonym for "patient', somebody who is sick, but it started being used for anybody who had tested positive in a test, or that had any symptoms that might indicate that they had the disease. And somehow we ended with the expression "active cases".

Another expression that is being used incorrectly is "social distance". "Social distance" is what prevented Jaime Mañalich, the ex-minister, from being aware of the poverty in Chile.
I definitely agree with the point about number of cases. Unfortunately, I fear that the number of active cases is going to be used by this government to continue with lockdowns and other restrictions even if there is less stress on the healthcare symptoms because people are asymptomatic or recovering at home from a milder case.

As far as the age of people vaccinated, most discussions seem to assume it's only people 50+ that have been fully vaccinated. I'm 50 and am waiting for my second dose. However, I know many people in their 30s and 40s that have been fully vaccinated before me, most for a while now. Most were vaccinated due to work (teachers, government employees, etc.) while others qualified early due to health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

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Post by scandinavian » Thu May 06, 2021 11:56 am

It even included obesity as a pre existing condition. That is at least 20-25% of the population, even though I think quite a few people would be too embarrassed to actually request the vaccine on that basis.

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Post by tiagoabner » Thu May 06, 2021 1:54 pm

scandinavian wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 11:56 am
It even included obesity as a pre existing condition. That is at least 20-25% of the population, even though I think quite a few people would be too embarrassed to actually request the vaccine on that basis.
I've read on a government report some time ago that obesity was a risk factor due to a higher risk of inflamed lungs and more complex intubation. I'll try to find a source on this later today.

On a separate note, the government seems to have finally acknowledged the existence of workers, so they're starting a program to coordinate with employers on how to get them vaccinated. Better now than never, but they did take their time. They've also enabled the email vacunacion at economia.cl and the phone number 224733517 in order to get support to coordinate vaccination with employers.
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Post by admin » Thu May 06, 2021 5:55 pm

Direct from the "No Shit Sherlock" file,

new study estimates real direct deaths from covid in the united states is 900,000, and in the World closer to 7 million deaths,

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... -19-in-u-s

You know what?

I am still not buying those numbers; but, will go read the study and look at their methods before I jump on their numbers too much.
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Post by for31 » Fri May 07, 2021 4:23 pm

Just announced:

Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-56967973

Sinovac should be the next ?

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Post by admin » Fri May 07, 2021 5:47 pm

chile passed 7,000,000 (46.5%) fully vaccinated with two doses, 8,500,000 (55.63%) with at least one dose, among the adult population.


don't think the numbers have been updated for today yet.
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Post by Rhodolite » Sat May 08, 2021 12:27 am

+1 because I got my first PFIZER vaccination yesterday in Curico! The woman who administered the shot was a marvel. Mosquito bites hurt more than that needle did. They had three sections set up - Sinovac, Pfizer and A-Z. Pfizer was for second doses and they wanted to see my "certificate" which I eventually figured out meant my plane ticket. I offered that I wouldn't buy a ticket until I knew when I would be fully vaccinated and allowed to leave Chile with a RT ticket. The site manager, called by the gatekeeper, was done talking to me and walking away when I asked the gate keeper if he knew when Pfizer might be available again for first vaccination because between travel requirement and penicillin allergy...when the manager stopped, made a sharp U-turn, inquired "Allergy? Give her the Pfizer". So there is your magic word, folks.

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Post by admin » Sat May 08, 2021 8:00 am

the debate on the "green card" and "green passport",

https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/ ... salud.html

which mostly hinges on the discrimination aspects.
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Post by Donnybrook2 » Sat May 08, 2021 11:43 am

admin wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 8:00 am
the debate on the "green card" and "green passport",

https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/ ... salud.html

which mostly hinges on the discrimination aspects.
It really boils down to what it would be needed for. A yellow fever vaccination card is still needed to enter some countries or areas of countries. We used to carry a smallpox vaccination certificate. So I can see it being obligatory for international travel as there is precedent. I can see it being useful and necessary for some things but not all. Perhaps, as getting the vaccination is voluntary, the card could be applied for by those who wish to have it. It is also early days as we don't really know how long the protection of any of the vaccines lasts or whether we would need a yearly jab. So, what the card would look like is unknown.

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