PANAMA- Is getting an “F” in terms of following quarantine.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/aprehenden-a-13-personas-en-playa-de-pedasi-unos-estaban-surfeando-otro-grupo-se-escapo/ PEDASÍ, Los Santos. About 13 people were detained in the late afternoon of this Wednesday, April 1, in Playa Venao, Pedasí district, for violating Decree 507 of March 24, 2020, which was issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus. + info China confines 600 thousand inhabitants after new case of …

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Enfermeras desean información / Nurses want information

Nurses want government informationabout their colleagues’ health Ana Reyes de Serrano, president of the National Association of Nurses of Panama, in a message to all the members through their social networks, asked Ministry of Health authorities for more information about the condition of the nurses who across the nation are working in the country’s hospitals, […]

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Heinberg, our connections with one another in this trying time

A barn raising in Lansing (now North York City Centre), Toronto, Canada, circa 1900-1919. Photo by Alexander Galbraith, City of Toronto Archives / Wikimedia. Coronavirus, economic networks and our social fabric by Richard Heinbert — Common Dreams / Resilience The COVID-19 pandemic offers intriguing insights into how networked our modern world has become, and how […]

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The faster people are smart, the quicker this will end. COVID-19 fear closes business on EARTH.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200312/coronavirus-paraliza-pais OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson: With SARS and BIRD FLU essentially maintained in previous pandemics, the western world has not felt the grip of paranoia like this since 1918. Back in those early days of medicine before all of our advances, the spread of germs was rampant. Life …

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Back in US: NBA halts all games until further notice.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-suspends-2019-20-season-until-further-notice-after-rudy-gobert-reportedly-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ After taking the initial step to play games in empty arenas, the NBA issued a statement on Wednesday night that all games will be suspended until further notice after a Utah Jazz player, reportedly Rudy Gobert, tested positive for the coronavirus. The G-League has also suspended play. The games will be suspended for at least two …

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11 confirmed cases in Panama. Stay calm and clean.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/minsa-confirma-tres-nuevos-caso-de-coronavirus/ The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Wednesday, March 11, that they confirmed three new cases of Covid-19 (new coronavirus) in Panama. + info Fedebeis announces the suspension of the major tournament until April due to the coronavirusPanama registers 1 deceased and 7 cases due to the coronavirusInsurers fear loss of …

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Ministerio de Salud / Ministry of Health — Nuestro consejo / Our advice

(English translation of the above) What should I do about the first case of COVID-19 in Panama? Remain calm and inform yourself via our official reports.Follow these preventive methods:* The protocols for coughing and sneezing, and frequent washing of hands;* Avoid hand shaking, embracing or kissing;* If you have respiratory symptoms don’t go to crowded […]

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For those who would hoard surgical masks — don’t

Let ethics keep fear and greed in check The World Health Organization states the problem this way: Shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline workers dangerously ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients, due to limited access to supplies such as gloves, medical masks, respirators, goggles, face shields, gowns, and aprons. “Without secure supply chains, […]

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