coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:56 pm

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Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:24 pm
RE testing and my former comments, then today a reporter actually asked repeatedly about why the total test numbers are so low.
According to the subsecretary, then it is because less people with symptoms are requiring testing - Especially in RM. No delays or backlog, no lack of test equipment, etc.
If that holds true, then things sure look like they have turned for the better in RM. Fingers crossed.
We actually had a conversation with one of our clients that is a chilean doctor, that mentioned that he really was getting less inquiries about getting a PCR test. very anecdotal, but some sort of sign.

still, I keep looking at those daily cases fluctuating between 2,000 and like 5,000, and thinking about my party days back in school. I use to go to underground parties /clubs / concerts that had way more people than that. It just takes one big clandestine party full of teenagers that slips by the notice of the police to blow out those national numbers a few weeks from now (or tomorrow).

no one gets a gold star until this really over.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:29 pm

Government Report:

3,548 new cases, 288,089 total confirmed cases

28,695 active cases

131 new deaths, 6,051 total deaths (as reported to the civil register in the last 24 hour)

289 ventilators available, 180 additional ventilators arriving in the next two days.

15,585 tests conducted, 1,146,593 total tests completed

Graphics and other data can be found at: https://www.gob.cl/coronavirus/
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:15 pm

As there is a national plan of traceability*, I am posting exact definitions of close contacts in a separate topic.

Exact Definition of Close Contact (MinSal)

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* https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nac ... oyos.shtml

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:02 pm

"...The Thermal Camera (CT), Hikvision, to be deployed by the Municipality of Puerto Montt to increase detection measures... The device, with the latest technology, will be installed in a multi-purpose truck ..., starting on Friday, July 3 at Calle Antonio Varas.

...the CT can simultaneously analyse groups of up to 15 people and precisely locate those who exhibit temperatures exceeding 37.9 degrees..."

https://www.puertomontt.cl/2020/07/02/m ... -covid-19/

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by frozen-north » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:23 pm

RuneTheChookcha wrote:
"...The Thermal Camera (CT), Hikvision, to be deployed by the Municipality of Puerto Montt.... will be installed in a multi-purpose truck.

https://www.puertomontt.cl/2020/07/02/m ... -covid-19/

OPERATION TIPS

- Install the camera in a windless indoor environment

- Double-check with a thermometer upon detection of elevated skin-surface temperatures

https://www.hikvision.com/en/products/T ... ng-series/
And what will they do after?? Call an ambulance?

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:52 pm

Regardless of what they elect to do, I believe that people must know where, when and how they can legally accept or refuse health care. They must know whether or not any person may be transported to a health care facility under medical direction.

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:43 pm

uhhmm, the government does have the right and authority to detain you, just like any other government, if you are a threat to the society.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 pm

well, we lost our first family member to covid-19 tonight. My brother's wife's grandmother.

Bit stretched on the family relationship, but I spent time at her house on the coast when I first got to chile many years ago. so, at least a close friend, regardless of the family math.

She was 94 years old, in a nursing home, contracted and tested positive for covid about 3 weeks ago.

she was thought to be asymptomatic, but died of an undetected blood clot in her leg.

now, I doubt anyone would ever be able to definitively say covid was the primary cause, but the blood clots fit the pattern.

I also have a policy of not grieving or being sad for anyone that dies past about 90 years old. They hit the statistical double jackpot lottery. Making it to 90+ is a major achievement in itself. I think she lived in her home until her 90's, on her own. Not bad. just hope I can pull that off.

But, the moral to this story is, there may not be such a thing as "asymptomatic". Just not detected.

Do not underestimate thing bug.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:59 pm

Government Report:

3,758 new cases, 291, 847 total confirmed cases

28,210 active cases

141 new deaths, 6,192 total deaths (as reported to the civil register in the last 24 hour)

318 ventilators available, 90 new ventilators arrived this morning another 90 is scheduled

17,287 tests conducted, 1,163,880 total tests completed

health minister was in chiloe today
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by nikotromus » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:27 pm

Man - nothing wrong with that post at all whatsoever that I could see. Just the truth from my experience. Deleted. Ok.

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:16 pm

here is another bizarro position from the WHO.

https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/scientis ... 14485.html

I don't even really understand this debate about covid hanging in the air for hours.

I assumed, when it was confirmed that there was human to human transmission via aerosol, that also meant it hangs in the air for long periods of time (at least where there is low interchange of air).

Which was quickly supported by studies showing that covid can live on surfaces for hours and days.

which I sort of assumed, between someone coughing or sneezing, and the covid landing on said surface, would mean the covid was hanging in the air.

I guess it could go to some strange alternative dimension in the meantime, but that did not seem very likly. seems the WHO thinks it does, because otherwise their position on aerosolized spread of covid makes absolutely no friggen sense.

WHO, please tell us what covid does when it is not in human body, nor at rest on a surface?
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:20 am

Here in Valpo, when entering a shop or a supermarket, you are forced to use liquid hand sanitiser. This is not always clear whether this is alcohol based or ammonium based. Actually, for sure, I smelled alcohol only once.

Here is the today's news from Viña:

"...Fourteen officials from the Sapu de Gómez Carreño in Viña del Mar were poisoned with quaternary ammonium, which is used to sanitize facilities in the health care facility.

Viña del Mar firefighters arrived to this emergency to ventilate the place and establish the origin of the material that produced this contamination in the health care facility..."

https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nac ... ario.shtml
"14 funcionarios del SAPU Gómez Carreño en Viña del Mar terminaron intoxicados con amonio cuaternario"

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