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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:34 am
by admin
government report:

4,895 new cases, 73,997

43 new deaths, 761 total deaths

29,302 considered recovered

322 ventilators available

90% of new cases is in region metropolitan

they are converting three hospitals to 100% covid hospitals.

16283 completed yesterday, 488,041 tests total

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 12:01 pm
by fraggle092
Britkid wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:25 am
Sure Al Jazeera has a bias, but so does CNN and the BBC and the Guardian in its reporting of Chile and other countries, are you going to ban all of those? And, if you ban all the left wing sources, do you also ban all the right wing sources. Then, who's left?
Well put.
Its fair enough to exclude the loony stuff but Al Jazeera doesn't fit that category.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 12:12 pm
by Zenth
"I always tease my wife that Chileans are a bunch of cultural hypochondriacs. first sign of the sniffles, and it is off to the emergency room."

Perhaps if there was easier access to what Americans consider "Over the counter" remedies, and the ability to keep a supply on hand, emergency room visits would be reduced.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:44 pm
by admin
you want to read them, go read them on their wensite.

they are not getting promotion links from my website.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:47 pm
by hlf2888
fraggle092 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Britkid wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:25 am
Sure Al Jazeera has a bias, but so does CNN and the BBC and the Guardian in its reporting of Chile and other countries, are you going to ban all of those? And, if you ban all the left wing sources, do you also ban all the right wing sources. Then, who's left?
Well put.
Its fair enough to exclude the loony stuff but Al Jazeera doesn't fit that category.
thank you BritKid and fraggle092

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:55 pm
by PXYC
admin wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 am
PXYC wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:33 pm
admin wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Government report:

3,709 new cases, 69,102 total confirmed cases

28,148 considered recovered

45 new deaths, 718 total

14,426 exams conducted, 471,758 total completed
We tried to have a covid exam this weekend, as my partner is a doctor studying for psych specialty on Barros Lucos and was having mild cold symptoms since friday night, but simply could not find any private hospital running exams except for Clinica Alemana. So I can only guess all those "new cases" are very very undervalued.

And on the other side, it's unfortunate that doctors studying speacialty are totally unprotected, working without a contract there isn't exactly an internal procedure to follow.
well, the answer is try and find a public clinic to run the test.

that said, you know I don't find that all that surprising. they said they were going to crackdown. The minister of health went off on the private clinics in Santiago during a press conference a couple weeks ago. The private clinics were running hundreds of tests, on simply paranoid rich people, with no epidemiological information or reason being provided in the national databases. You would probably have to go through the emergency rooms to get tested at one of them now.
We chose the private clinic because we didn't want to be waiting forever on a public hospital for a test, thus increasing even more the risk of infection.
Anyway the test is not exactly painless, you feel the stick entering your nose almost up to your brain :D , can't imagine anyone doing it just for sport. I decided I would not do it, if my partner has it that's a sure positive for me. Still waiting for results though (48h).

And out of 120 doctors that left Concepción university in 2012, around 10% was/is infected - they ran a stadistic this weekend on their whatsapp thing.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:28 pm
by nikotromus
I honestly don't understand the benefit of the test. The symptoms you describe sound like the flu or a cold. Regardless of a positive or negative test, the basic prescription will be the same. Go home, get better and try not to infect anyone. Is this off base? I am legitimately curious. Thanks in advance.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:24 am
by tiagoabner
A recent CADEM poll has been released:

https://www.cnnchile.com/pais/pinera-me ... _20200525/

Piñera's approval is at its highest since October, and 81% of those interviewed agree with the food boxes being delivered as a public policy. The article has the full poll results at the end.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:19 pm
by admin
government report:

3,964 new cases, 77,961

45 new deaths, 806 total deaths

30,915 considered recovered

329 ventilators available

95% critical care beds in Santiago are occupied

13,084 completed yesterday, 501,125 tests total

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:19 pm
by admin
I have new pet theory on why the death rates in Chile and a lot of other countries are so low.

simply, culture of nursing homes vs. taking care of the elderly at home.

Asia, for example, has a culture of families take care of the elderly at home.

I need to go dig out some stats.

Even if one elderly is infected, at home, it does not spread to hundreds of others.

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:42 pm
by RuneTheChookcha
https://www.masnoticia.cl/2020/05/25/vi ... a-publica/

https://www.chvnoticias.cl/nacional/uso ... _20200525/

Anyone could please clarify, does this mean "obligatory" only when "driving" on a public road, or this includes everyone (walking)?

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:43 pm
by tiagoabner
RuneTheChookcha wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:42 pm
https://www.masnoticia.cl/2020/05/25/vi ... a-publica/

https://www.chvnoticias.cl/nacional/uso ... _20200525/

Anyone could please clarify, does this mean "obligatory" only when "driving" on a public road, or this includes everyone (walking)?
"se exponen a multas todas las personas que circulen en la vía pública o en vehículos con más de dos personas"

So it applies to people walking and biking, as well as to people on cars with 2+ people.