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Old 03-13-2020, 12:58 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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A partying, dancing Panamanian doctor emerges as the latest coronavirus threat to Puerto Rico

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.mia...241114356.html

A doctor. A DOCTOR knowing he is sick still went to a party.. Left early... 18 cases now. Ridiculous. You would think that a doctor would know better....
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Rome, Italy
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Besides Puerto Rico, USA, Asia, and Europe, what about the Americas or Africa? South America and Africa currently going through all this virus mess or just the most powerful countries in the world are competing through this? I would like to know more on what we don't hear.
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:49 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Besides Puerto Rico, USA, Asia, and Europe, what about the Americas or Africa? South America and Africa currently going through all this virus mess or just the most powerful countries in the world are competing through this? I would like to know more on what we don't hear.
Apparently the virus doesn't thrive as well in warmer climates which is why there's speculation that things will improve once spring comes.

Did the doctor know he was sick before he visited Florida and Puerto Rico? He was apparently in Florida first before traveling to the island. Very reckless, I think we erred by waiting so long to institute a travel ban (and by only limiting it to Europe).
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Rome, Italy
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[quote=WIHS2006;57556593]Apparently the virus doesn't thrive as well in warmer climates which is why there's speculation that things will improve once spring comes.
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Thank you for the update. Really appreciate it!
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:36 PM
 
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Besides Puerto Rico, USA, Asia, and Europe, what about the Americas or Africa? South America and Africa currently going through all this virus mess or just the most powerful countries in the world are competing through this? I would like to know more on what we don't hear.
Posted hese two comments in another thread, but they answer your question. Most Puerto Ricans in PR live in tropical areas. I don't expect the island to go through an emergency with the Coronavirus as has been seen in other parts of the world.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/57559379-post2.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/57559442-post3.html
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:13 AM
 
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The Governor of Puerto Rico has declared a curfew from 9pm to 5am, plus the forceable closing of many businesses as a preventive measure against the Coronavirus on the island. The restrictions are in place until March 30.

https://mobile.twitter.com/EFEnotici...18537845207040
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Apparently the virus doesn't thrive as well in warmer climates which is why there's speculation that things will improve once spring comes.

Did the doctor know he was sick before he visited Florida and Puerto Rico? He was apparently in Florida first before traveling to the island. Very reckless, I think we erred by waiting so long to institute a travel ban (and by only limiting it to Europe).
It seems like the cases have all been contracted elsewhere. Apparently respiratory virus typically dont like the warm weather. If that's true, though, then is it necessary to lock the island down or is there something they're not saying or they just dont know?
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Philly
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In fairness to the governor, the CDCs response has been slow everywhere
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Her administration has already been criticized for getting slow Covid-19 test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.*
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/u...erto-rico.html

This article delves into the CDCs slow response
https://www.propublica.org/article/h...erously-behind
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:16 AM
 
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There is zero - none - nothing - except hope and speculation that warm weather helps. So your options are - do nothing, and "hope" - or prepare for the possibilities.



Yes - there is some historical evidence - and now, with that "hot spot" map - that maybe it's a relief. But waiting to see - bad plan. If you're wrong, well - Puerto Rico has 3.5M people and 200 ICU beds.



It's not that they're "not telling you" something - they've told you everything - but you need to look at all the info and do what is smart. Stay home.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Philly
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There is zero - none - nothing - except hope and speculation that warm weather helps. So your options are - do nothing, and "hope" - or prepare for the possibilities. ..it also means what happens in pr has bearing on what will happen in the us in the coming months


Yes - there is some historical evidence - and now, with that "hot spot" map - that maybe it's a relief. But waiting to see - bad plan. If you're wrong, well - Puerto Rico has 3.5M people and 200 ICU beds.



It's not that they're "not telling you" something - they've told you everything - but you need to look at all the info and do what is smart. Stay home.
This is not entirely true. It is educated speculation that it does not like warm weather since similar viruses behave that way. It is possible this is not true and until it can be confirmed caution is warranted.
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