Health Ministry on alert for virus resurge as economy opens up

 
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As Panama businesses begin to reopen the health authorities are on alert a possible fresh wave of the coronavirus that has sent the economy into a  7-month downward tailspin.  

These sectors are within the opening schedule that has been set between September 7 and October 12. In addition

“The pandemic is not going to be resolved tomorrow or in a month. We as a country are waiting for a possible reappearance due to the opening of trade. We are working so that this possible increase, which we may have during these days, is not of great impact, ” said Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre in an interview with Telemetro Reporta on Monday, September 28.

Sucre said that with the reopening, one must remain calm, without losing respect for the virus that is lurking awaiting any mistake in matters of biosecurity.

“To avoid regrowth we have to do our part; mask, hand washing, and social distance, ”said Sucre.

Overver the weekend the Minsa announced that trips to beaches, parks, and rivers will have to wait and the 2021 carnivals are suspended.

Sucre reiterated that the mass exposure of people cannot be authorized without even having a vaccine and that we allow  time to evaluate  the health of the Panamanian population is and the situation of the pandemic worldwide, "Then we can talk about parties."

Minister of Commerce, Ramón Martínez, highlighted that the opening of retail trade represents almost 20% of the Gross Domestic Product and more than 100,000 people


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Brian

Here are more facts CovidIdiots are to stupid to understand or digest. CDC Summary of Recent Changes reducing all figures previously stated on coronavirus https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html#table-1 Open letter from medical doctors and health professionals to all Belgian authorities and all Belgian media https://www.stress.org/open-letter-from-medical-doctors-and-health-professionals-to-all-belgian-authorities-and-all-belgian-media

1 month ago
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Kelly

@casual & @ Captain other than saying nothing, what specific data can you point to such as www.c19study.com that illustrates clearly early treatment works very close to 100%, to make your point. CDC announced yet again the number of deaths are even far less than stated this week. As far as everybody can see, you contribute zero. Tell you what, after you do your due diligence and actually know what you are talking about then you can actually enter a respectable dialogue until then you are a zero 10 to the right of a decimal point. Now go get sharper you dullard. I have followed up on the facts presented by Brian & Hogan, what you and others bring is actually denial of science and fact instead live by fear porn and propaganda fed to you that you believe. Like Brian says become a critical thinker, maybe if you did think you would ask questions and then those questions would actual have answers instead of repeating a useless narative you were programmed by.

1 month ago
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casual observer

Why do Brian and Hogan cut and paste the same garbage story after story? No new bullshit to report?

1 month ago
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MHogan

I cannot allow misinformation about Sweden's approach so I will address this particularly to Captain, because he loves to counter the Sweden argument and to the rest who appear to have a reading comprehension difficulty, I'll try to make it as simple as possible for you. Why is it when anyone brings up Sweden, the response is that they have a high death rate! It's a disaster! What we are doing is so much better! BS!!! Yeah, keep up with the voodoo pseudoscience. Here is the scoop -- the real scoop: As to Sweden's death rate: they had about 5,000 deaths in a country of 10 million. At least 2/3rds of those were in long-term care facilities and Sweden admits they did a poor job preventing infection in those facilities. However, "the quality of long-term care facilities in Stockholm is obviously unrelated to the effectiveness of the pandemic mitigation strategy pursued by society as a whole." So strike out those 2/3rds. By June, they had 4,000 deaths. Neil Ferguson's infamous model predicted that without lockdowns, they were going to have 96,000 deaths by June. Hmm. A bit off the mark, wouldn't you say? Now, you can't admit that, gee, we really must not understand this as well as we think we do if Sweden beat the projections by a factor of 24 -- you know, the kind of thing an honest person who's genuinely trying to learn and has no axe to grind (like those who insist on Trump bashing every turn as though this is going to prove their unrelated point). No, you guys cannot change your Sweden-is-a-Covid-failure story. So instead, when the facts are revealed, Sweden is never to be mentioned again. It would certainly be refreshing if Captain, et al, would admit: "Hmmm, maybe there was another way to go about this after all." So, knowing how you guys think you're so much smarter, let's continue to let the deaths pile up in the Third World, depression and suicide - let it spike and millions of deaths now baked into the future because of missed screenings and other non-COVID procedures, and people's life savings wiped out and businesses destroyed, how could I expect you to admit anything. If it isn't the voodoo science you like to propagate or if it isn't political where you can blame a U.S. president, you guys are nothing more than tools for the CDC, the WHO, and whatever local authorities you deem are more reliable than statistics on the ground in a Swedish model.

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casual observer

More verbal diarrhea from the usual conspiracy bunch.

1 month ago
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Brian

@ Captain (who is disconnected from reality EXPLAIN THIS CAPTAIN ADDRESS THE FACTS CAPTAIN...EXPLAIN THE FACT THEY ARE DANCING IN THOUSANDS CAPTAIN...START EXPLAINING CAPTAIN HOW THIS IS NOT FRAUD ... YOU CAPTAIN ARE FRAUD AND PART OF THE PROBLEM) While Panama tells the people no beaches and NO Carnival. Wuhan becomes the party capital of the world. UNDERSTAND THE F'N FRAUD HAPPENING GLOBALLY??? OR ARE YOU TO DAMN STUPID? https://www.euronews.com/2020/08/18/wuhan-goes-wild-thousands-attend-pool-party-in-former-covid-19-epicentre So Wuhan they party while in Panama the restaurants, bars and nightclubs go broke and you cannot even go on the beach to relax from the hell created by broken wrong policies that created this mess, not coronavirus as 99.6% to 99.9% of people survive that is the global facts. This economic destruction and hellish violation of civil liberties with house arrests and economic violence by stopping people from earning a living was caused by policies NOT coronavirus. Anybody think any of this adds up anymore? The more you use critical thinking the more you will uncover the fraud, deception, crimes against humanity, the planned genocide, the propaganda, the economic destruction, the push for dangerous vaccines unproven are all criminal actions that must be severely punished in light we know 99.6% to 99.9% survive coronavirus. Watch people party as most of the world goes broke, STILL BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND HEAR? Start questioning and critically thinking. www.plandemicseries.com

1 month ago
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Pedro

Captain you are soon (mid October) in the next lockdown. Honey you are one of the criminals sourrounding Cortizo . How much money you Captain got from the WHO ? There is no ! danger! . There is only China creating the virus and owning the WHO to bring down the other nations. And there is no explanation for Sweden's success. Create your lockdowns and kill Panamanians Captain but your judgement and jailtime together with Cortizo the con man will be ante portas. Criminals will be judged.

1 month ago
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Captain

This is more dangerous than seasonal flu as the numbers show. Seasonal flu doesn’t result in mass graves in New York or bodies in the streets of Ecuador and India. You guys rant on about nonsense data showing how great Sweden is and ignore their Euthanasia programmes and the horrific long haul effects of this disease...get real and educate yourself before posting these stupid comments. Also stop with the copy post machine ...it’s more boring than George’s daily tripe.

1 month ago
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Brian

This is a NON ISSUE as data pours in AGAIN CDC DROPS NUMBER! WHERE ARE ALL THE STORIES ON THE ENDLESS FRAUD AND DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY GLOBAL CHINA HOUSE ARREST? Anybody with co-morbidity or age risk should have isolated. The rest of society can go back to normal. https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/new-cdc-estimates-fatality-rate-covid-19-drops-again-and-may-surprise-you THERE simply is no need for a vaccine when 99.6% to 99.9% survive without any treatment. Nobody should ever be forced to take a dangerous, unproven, no double blind study, experimental vaccine when virtually everybody who contracts this lives. This vaccine was ordered upon the fraudulent reports generated on computer projections formed by computer models paid for by the Bill Gates organizations. Those massive projections were very wrong. This is not a pandemic, the real numbers show it is in line with seasonal flu.

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Pedro

Not the virus caused the tailspin and downturn of Panama it was Cortizo. Corrupt as he his is he now planning the next total lockdown in Panama. Begin is mid October end is next year sometimes if green light of the WHO ( which is China). Have fun Panama you refuse to remove this idiot so you earn your poverty and lockdowns. Don't forget mid October.....

1 month ago
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Philarmonic

Several papers today report that the government has been in talks with, and has established connections to, 14 pharma companies to secure ample vaccine doses. The press release outlines that first round of vaccines will be destined for health workers and those 60 and older, both of whom are considered to be most "at risk". People with chronic diseases as well as police and security forces will be next. No word yet whether vaccination will be mandatory. Several countries have already announced that they will not enact forced vaccination. Another article a couple months ago did note that, while currently there is no Panamanian law mandating vaccination, the Minsa can certainly implement it. Also, no word yet when vaccination will begin, since no vaccine has yet been found to be safe enough to use. Nonetheless, here are the preliminary numbers that the government is preparing for: 42,000 health workers, 585,000 older adults (60 and older), 85,000 police and security forces, and approximately 400,000 adults with chronic diseases. Total: 28% of the population. It's unclear whether this tally includes foreign residents. I hope Newsroom Panama reports on this news because it's vital to keep all residents informed.

1 month ago
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Brian

Look at Sweden scroll down to daily deaths chart they had no imprisonment of their population and people lived virtually normally and have the lowest recession of all Europe and are not being locked down yet again like other parts of Europe in this endless fraud that keeps happening using FAKE SCIENCE! Where are the hundreds of millions dead the Kill Bates computer paid for models predicted? Where is the huge dead predicted by those pushing the fake science Sweden was supposed to experience? NONE, why is that because this is an orchestrated genocide against humanity. Look at Sweden deaths and compare to Panama's https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/ Panama is experiencing the identical pattern and it was never necessary to imprison the entire population under house arrest and destroy people financially and emotionally. See https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/panama/ you can see death chart in Panama, lock downs achieved ZERO except putting people out of work, increased suicides and bankrupting people and businesses. A wrecking ball was used against an ant hill. &&&&& There is no need or any justification for a vaccine because 99.6 to 99.9% of the world lives after being exposed to coronavirus because over 80% have natural immunity T Cells from prior coronavirus cold exposure over the last 65 years. The truth you can search is now evidence of those with a higher risk across the entire world were those who had received flu vaccines. Those that did not take prior flu vaccines had virtually no risk of death. Is there a connection? Scientist now believe so. On top of that Most of what you have read and heard from talking heads is all fraud, disinformation and propaganda against humanity. https://c19study.com this data shows the truth that has been purposely hidden as people were left to die. To sabotage HCQ use they planted more fake science in the Lancet medical journal, it was later removed BUT how many more people died during the time WHO said not to use it based on this fake science, that could have been treated and living today? Starting to see the criminal actions? THE FACTS are even without treatment 99.6% to 99.9% or MOST PEOPLE will live, so ask why people were denied over 1/2 dozen working treatments being used by medical professionals across the world successfully not just HCQ! Why are people tolerating more fake science wearing deadly masks that restrict 20% to 30% of oxygen making you more susceptible to illness and infection? if you believe a cloth stops a micron virus than you must also believe a chain link fence keeps out rats too! Neither works in reality, understand now? Think and ponder and the more questions you ask the faster the crimes will come into your understanding. Curious why they are pushing a rushed untested unproven vaccine when almost all live without any treatment and those with proper treatment almost all survived? Most vaccines take MINIMUM 7 years to make safely (even then many have deadly and serious injury to them) and up to 20 years to insure safety, yet they expect humans to believe in months they can deliver a safe and tested vaccine, if you believe that you must believe in Santa Clause too and you are probably the kind of person who should rush to the front of the line to get the needle into your vein. Enough with the lies, fraud, deception and disinformation as people suffer from hunger and suicide caused by brutal tyrannical home imprisonment sentences that destroyed the economy, their jobs, their businesses and families ***** So its time the world go after the criminals responsible https://plandemicseries.com spread the truth and stop the propaganda. People need to pay for their crimes! Start spreading the truth! Lies and propaganda that supported fake science, destructive lockdowns, destructive civil rights violations and economic Armageddon against all was uncalled for, failed to do anything and is criminal! Those behind the crimes against humanity need to be punished for their actions. It is time humanity seek justice for the crimes against all of us! Get educated and spread the truth as people need to be punished and these crimes should NEVER EVER BE PERPETRATED AGAINST HUMANITY AGAIN AND WE SHOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO FINISH THIS CRIME BY FORCIBLY INJECTING RUSHED DANGEROUS VACCINES WITH 100% IMMUNITY FOR YOUR INJURY GRANTED TO DRUG COMPANIES! Need proof of vaccine injury https://vaccine-injury.info/masonry.cfm This is ALL outrageous when you learn the truth of the crimes happening. These crimes must not go unpunished. Humanity must demand those responsible pay for their wicked brutal crimes. Finally Facts about Covid-19 by Swiss Policy Research https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/ English https://swprs.org/hechos-sobre-covid-19/ Espanol Get educated as you have a responsibility to humanity to do that! PS Go over to www.Panatimes.com and post this whole body of information as they are censoring this information. If everybody does on every fear porn article on Covid19 they will get tired of censoring everybody. They censor daily the above information. Simply copy and post on articles. Let the truth be known and let’s shut down the fake science, propaganda, lies and deception.

1 month ago
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