OPINION: Flouting virus rules costs lives

 
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The number of infections from Covid-19 has grown significantly. This is due to the existence of clusters in various parts of the country, but also to the indifferent attitude of a segment of the population. The civil servants who are fighting the pandemic face great limitations and the challenges that must be addressed seem endless. This should be enough for us all to be in solidarity and much more responsible with our neighbors. There are no police or health personnel in the world who can permanently monitor irresponsible and unintelligent people. It is lacking that more citizens wear masks and maintain social distancing. Even so, those who have the resources to take care of themselves in the best hospitals to get sick cannot feel safe. The health inequality gap punishes this society and protects no one. The reopening of economic activities should be seen as a way to alleviate unemployment and hunger in many households. It is a pity that for a few inconsiderate, those who complied with quarantine and sanitary regulations are threatened in their health and well-being. Indifference kills.- LA PRENSA June 5

 



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Snake Pliskin

@Captain. I will tell you what it is with this "lefties thing". If these idiots get their way, it will be the end of freedom as we know it. Have you read some of Sara's previous posts. She is a communist and is proud of it. In the US we have treated foreigners better than almost anybody else in the world. The same problem you have with the Colombians, we have here with the Mexicans, but on a much higher scale. Used to be, they came here to work and everyone was ok with that. Now, they come to drain our resources and do not file taxes or contribute in any way. Just like Panama has laws to protect Panamanians, we have laws to protect us. Problem is, that these "lefties" are trying to give away our country. I wont stand for it. Panama will be the same when the Colombians and Africans start pouring in in droves. Usually they make cattle drives up through Panama and Mexico, trying to get to the US. If all those people stayed in Panama, you would have a different tone, I can assure you. Most expats in Panama do follow the rules and contribute to Panama's welfare by buying their goods. So yes captain, politics are extremely important right now. Remember, you heard it from Snake Pliskin.

4 months ago
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Respectful

Americans greatly resent immigrants to the USA who violate the law and criticize the system. Yet that doesn't inhibit American ex-pats in Panama from violating the laws of Panama and bashing the government. Consequently, I understand Sara's resentment.

4 months ago
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DRMartin

Following the virus roules in Panama are costing lifes. Masks are contraproductiv as first pronounced and lockdowns are making the virus worse. The proof is Panama in this country everything against the virus was made was wrong. Deadly wrong. People could not get enough Vitamin D and not enough UV sunlight both reduces the virus population. Every doctor knows this and you can read this on the exorbitant high virus cases in the city of Panama. The Sunday lockdown is nonsense pur it shows in my opinion only following order of the WHO and a teasing of the people here. They obviously have other plans with Panama this has nothing to do with good governmending. Dr. Martin MD Canada

4 months ago
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Captain

WHO does not issue orders as you should well know if a true doctor. It has no mandate to do so. Vit D is very important and likely that even here in Panama there will be people low in this essential respiratory disease fighter. Panama is doing its best to handle this and I suggest you concentrate on your home country where Covid is growing faster than most other countries including even your neighbour

4 months ago
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Sara

You don't have to wear the mask to protect others you have to wear it or one of our superior policia will lock you up and kick you out of my country. you live under our rules now and do as we say. This is the new normal for all especial gringos. Obey, go to jail or leave!! Also soon you will be asked to make donations as a form of reparation for what the gringo has done to Panama. give what is asked, don't ask question.

4 months ago
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Snake Pliskin

Bingo! we have another leftist idiot. He wears his make to save everyone! yea for you. You probably look better in it too. Not even smart enough to hide his email but going to save lives. whatever. Cant even spell sense. Got common science...Duhhhhhh Want to talk about selfishness. how about you dotards that want to tell other people what to do. That is the most selfish thing there is but you lefties will call everyone else selfish. The nerve of people these days.

4 months ago
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Captain

What is with it with you guys with this lefties thing. Is everything political in your life ..if so I feel sorry for you.

4 months ago
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dnnswnthld4@hotmail.com

Panamanians and others, I wear a mask in public to protect you, please wear a mask to protect me until the world has a cure. Failure to do this is willful ignorance to common sense science and selfishness. We have to to do this as a team. Let us protect each other, not make it worse.

4 months ago
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Landlocked

I have a new headline. " FLOUTING MURDER LAWS COSTS LIVES" . I am gonna start my own website without the stupidity. These idiots really think we are stupid. Well some on here are, from what I have read in past posts. In other words, Do what I say, Or else. Ok children, time for kindergarten. Put on your masks and get out your crayolas. Do exactly what I say or the virus will hunt you down and kill you. Dont go outside because it could be anywhere at anytime. If you do not do everything I tell you, it will be the end of civilization. Beware!

4 months ago
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