Doctors call for 15-days mandatory total lockdown

 
1,695Views 32Comments Posted 11/07/2020

The Panamanian Society of Internal Medicine has called on  the Government establish a total mandatory quarantine in the provinces of Panama, Panama West and Chiriquí for at least 15 days to stop the spread of the coronavirus that has killed 863 people and infected over 43,000 including some 400,medical staff, amd stretched hospital facilities to the maximum.

A statement signed by the President of the Society, Nuvia Batista, it is suggested to establish appropriate containment measures according to epidemiological outbreaks in the rest of the country.

"We request the Government to provide Health personnel with the personal protective equipment necessary for their performance, as well as the medications and medical supplies that are required in the centers of attention as an emergency," the document states.

One of the main concerns of doctors is that in four months of a pandemic, some 400 members have been infected and medical supplies are scarce, so drastic measures must be taken in response to the increase in cases and deaths.

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, stated that nothing is ruled out, the request is  being analyzed, but in order to make a decision like this, the government and the population must be prepared.

In addition, the Ministry of Health on its Twitter account reported that the Government has not taken any decision regarding the recommendation of several medical unions to declare an absolute quarantine and that if  is decided, it will be announced in advance.

There were  1,119 hospitalized patients, 969 in wards and 160 in intensive care and hundreds more in hospital hotels.

 

 

 

 

 



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The Dane

ALERT PANAMA During the COVID pandemic, all countries are trying to find the correct balance between protecting lives, negative social impact, and the country's financial status and future. In Panama, unfortunately, we must admit that we have not been successful in either of these areas. Every day the situation becomes worse. Many lives have been lost; the negative social impact, especially on the more impoverished neighborhoods, is increasingly visible simultaneously to the rapid declination of Panamas' financial present and near-term situation. Without pretending to be Dr. Fauci nor "Dr. Trumph," then the most significant problem seems to be the complete insufficient quarantine and tracing system. A serious issue that needs attention before any positive development will and can occur. Let's all hope this nightmare soon come to an end

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Jacqueline

A total lockdown has no chance of working IF there are thousands of salvoconductos being used. Otherwise, open things up so people can work and survive. The compromised should stay away from crowds. Personal responsibility needs to be practiced.

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OBSERVER

Ohhh Gary. I love it when you move your lips like that.

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Gary

Mr. Jimmie, you’re a childish brainwashed dummy, Im sorry but that’s who you are, a “Mr. guff”. 👎. Sorry you must have been subjected to mentally brainwashing from your fucked up Hitler leadership🖕“ Donald 🤡Fucking Duck” or other power guffs, as well as you most likely poor upbringing, 🤡. Ask yourself who would like to spend time with you, if you had no money, your clown 🤡, YES Nobody 👎 Now, go and get some mental help😊 You are something else, I don’t think that you have more than a max. Grade 7 education behind you. I canceled my us citizenship, I’ve newer come back to this crazy country. Thank you for responding to my opinion. I feel sorry for you, I hope you will find your way in life. I did my job now, you can act on it or not. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Please, do treat other people outside the US, “With respect please” or you asshole, stay in your hell-hole stinking back yard please. Thank you😊

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Jbbrown

Jimmyz, that is the power of money, happens everywhere in the world, including America and Europe.

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Jbbrown

Some parts of the US are nice, but from the outside most people think Americans are fat loud mouths who think their country is the best in the world. I mean to some degree it's the best, but I wouldn't want to live there.

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Jimmyz

Gary my power in Panama is evident. When I pull out a $50 the Panamanian women fall to their knees. Soon with collapse a $20 will do just fine. whoever has the money makes the rules and that ain't you Gary.

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RippyVanWinkle

I agree Fox is Pro-Trump, while CNN/MSNBC/CBS/ABC, and all of the other networks are pro socialist, pro-globalism, pro-Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, AOC and the Squad. Let's see how the Defund the Police protest effect the Nov 4 elections. Surely, you can see all of those hard working liberals, business owners, and hard working poor people who get victimized by the street thugs on a daily basis rushing to vote for Biden. Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles can see Biden has dementia- you can't? Really? Now on to the Total Lockdown in Panama. C-19 is not going to float away! It incubates in the homes of people. It has mutated and it may now be airborne. Dr Fauci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLjXfrRa2yc .*Special Report: How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on Health. The longer the suppression lasts, history shows, the worse such outcomes will be. A recent report by researchers from Imperial College London stated: To truly work, the report said, the suppression effort would need to last, perhaps in an on-again, off-again fashion, for up to 18 months. SHORT TERM CONSEQUENCES: Domestic Violence. Trapped at home with their abusers, some domestic violence victims are already experiencing more frequent and extreme violence, said Katie Ray-Jones, the chief executive officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Q: What about child sexual abuse in Panama / Worldwide? Domestic violence programs across the country have cited increases in calls for help, news accounts reported – from Cincinnati to Nashville, Portland, Salt Lake City and statewide in Virginia and Arizona. The YWCA of Northern New Jersey, in another example, told Reuters its domestic violence calls have risen up to 24%. “There are special populations that are going to have impacts that go way beyond COVID-19,” said Ray-Jones, citing domestic violence victims as one. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cost-special-r/special-report-how-the-covid-19-lockdown-will-take-its-own-toll-on-health-idUSKBN21L20C

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Gary

https://panatimes.com/american-passports-are-worthless-now-map Check the link above. Your passport is no good, and the 96% of the world population do now think your stupid way of life and lies that you rednecks have chosen is retarded. US Citizens, why are you so ignorant and stupid, the world don’t want your arrogance. You have been locked in, and you are only 4% of the world population. Enjoy your own ignorance, in your own stupid backyard.😊👍

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Jackson

Panama, the Country of political idiots who taking the Country down to the point of no return. It is not the so called virus, its the idiots running the Country who only care about lining their pockets no matter what the consequences. Sad state of affairs. It's time for the people to stand up and say enough!!!!!

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Oh ya

Mhogs i got stopped the other day for the typical drivers license thing and when he asked were my mask was i pionted to it on the passenger seat. Threw the hands up ( the old.... what.... gesture and said i was solo in the car not necessary to wear a mask. He waved me on

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Jbbrown

People really think that the 6000 new cases in the entire country of Mexico makes the 70000 cases in the US, Fox News? This is a biased news channel, it's not news, it's made up to support the watcher views, they want ratings from their base. What about Florida and Georgia? Stupid point and clearly a supporter of the Republican party.

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think

who is Panamanian Society of Internal Medicine ? I am sure is not the doctors of panama.... just an "association of"....

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Dr/Martin

"Society of internal medicine"... Yes you doctors failed by fighting the virus. You Doctors have al lot of infected Doctors because you can't handle an infection and you doctors call for total lockdown because you got every month a direct deposit. Despite of you Doctors together with this insane Cortizo you kill ! the people you jail them because you Panamanian Doctors you have no clue about healing people or handle a virus.

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Mhogs

Oh Ya, driving around in a car, alone, and with a mask on is fear alright—but not fear of the virus, but fear of getting stopped by police and fined for violating a mandated mask AT ALL TIMES OUTSIDE THE HOME. I know someone who had to pay that fine It’s not so much the fine but the trouble it is to pay it — cuts into your allocated 2 hrs of shipping thrice weekly and is a pain in the neck. I also ask the logic of not allowing husband/wife to not shop together — geez they’re together at home 24 hrs a day. It’s crazy rules that make one wonder if this is all a 3 Stooges operation. God help us!

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think

who is Panamanian Society of Internal Medicine ?

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think

who is Panamanian Society of Internal Medicine ?

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think

who is Panamanian Society of Internal Medicine ?

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Oh ya

I agree with Ocu on fear laden.they are driving around by themselves in their cars wearing masks but in all honesty I see gringos doing the same

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Ocu

With increased testing comes increased cases. This virus is everywhere so what is the point of locking down the country? 5 months of this and nothing has been accomplished. Panama is #1 for virus in Central America so it can't get any worse. The already poorly educated children from one of the worst public school system in the world now don't even get access to that. The long term effects of this charade will haunt Panama for a generation. I have never witnessed such a fear laden population in my life. Schools need to reopen!!

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Tomcat

https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-atlas-coronavirus-surges-linked-mostly-to-protests-and-proximity-to-us-mexico-border Well looks like the communist protesters and illegal Mexicans are responsible for the spikes in cases. Like someone mentioned before these spikes are all in heavy democrat areas so no harm no foul.

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OBSERVER

Tomcat should change channels occasionally and instead of the pap from Fox try BBC, Aljazeera, DW

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Veraguas

Some people care so much about the right and left, who really cares, it's a sad life if that's what you care about. Not right or wrong, just Republicans vs. Democrats. Grow up...

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Jbbrown

Again I am being flattered by another impersonator. It's ok guys it's just an opinion comments section. The left get crushed by truth and can't handle it. Ha.

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Jbbrown

Most of the people in this chat are fools. They were pioneering when Florida and Texas were opened early, citing Trump and his magical plan. Now look at those states, they're a total mess, high number of new infections and some hospitals filling up to worrying levels. US, Brazil have done a horrible job with Covid-19, their leaders are the blame, both should be removed from office. Being a president is not like running a company, you need to lead and take advice, its sad. Panama is trying but need to look the number and work out what the issue is. Total lockdown can help, but it cannot run for months upon months and after nearly 4 months now people are frustrated and need to work to ensure they have money to support their families. These idiots who are talking about pregnancy numbers are just looking for anything negative to say. If they are in Panama they should leave and never post on NRP again.

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Oh ya

So why are all you whiners still here .or have you left and you just have no life so you keep coming back to NRP

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casual observer

Great!!!! David is going to screw it up for the rest of us.

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OBSERVER

Welcome back to the richest country in the world where in covid-19 epicenters in Arizona Texas Florida hospitals are overwhelmed and lack PPEs. Then check the stats in Cuba which Brown would callMarxit where they have an outanding health service and even treat gringos. Oh well there;s always Disney World .

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dumluk

Yep.. That el be my plan in the event that the actually do take the advice of a paranoid medical assic and return us to total quarentine... Take the money and run.. Take my chances in a more intelligent and well informed place....

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Panama Oeste

No chance the airport is going to open. I don't see how small business can reopen after so many months closed. If they reopen the people have no money left to spend.

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Harry

Economic and Political Suicide. How will people survive? The insanity in Panama continues. Brainless idiots running pretty much everything. Have you thought of the consequences. It would appear not. You break the supply chain this way and people starve, get desperate, attack others for food. Crime will go through the roof. Is that what you actually want. Another Venezuela. Sure looks that way.

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Jbbrown

Oh this crap is going to drag out till next year if they expect to reopen when there are no more cases. Anybody still on the fence about bailing should catch one of the many evacuation flights out scheduled for July!

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