Panama moving towards ‘new normal’

Rodrigo De Antonio

 
1,207Views 13Comments Posted 06/05/2020

Panama is on its way to the “new normal”  fight against  COVID-19is paying off The transmission infections that occur from one case, that is, the Rt, has decreased to 0.98. Last week it was 1.15. Meanwhile, the reproductive number per number of deaths is 0.58. Both averages are below 1, which is optimal reports  Ministry of  Health  epidemiologist Rodrigo De Antonio, and  cases are doubling every 20 days compared to every two or three at the start

The increase in the time in which duplication occurs is encouraging since in epidemiology the ideal is to report for more than 10 days. A week ago, cases doubled every 17 days, and at the start of the outbreak every 2 or 3.

Health Minister ,  Rosario Turner said that the first goal was achieved, which is to reduce the speed of contagion of the virus, and that now comes the second, which is to avoid a new wave of cases, which will depend on the application of measures hygiene and physical distance.

Turner said  that protocols are being worked on to return to the “new normal".

The projections that the Minsa had from March 23 to May 2 showed a dramatic scenario, since between 24,017 and 122,474 cases of Covid-19 were expected, and between 240 and 1,224 deaths. The scenario as of May 2 was 7,090 cases and 197 deaths.

 



Comments 13

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Noname

I am leaving Panama I will not return until I am allowed to go outside whenever I want without a Mask on This is a Complete Fraud If you are afraid of the flu, stay inside Our right to Freedom comes from GOD and the government does not have the right to take it away The Panama Government is going to completely destroy the economy Who is going to want to come and live here now?

25 days ago
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Noname

I am leaving Panama I will not return until I am allowed to go outside whenever I want without a Mask on This is a Complete Fraud If you are afraid of the flu, stay inside Our right to Freedom comes from GOD and the government does not have the right to take it away The Panama Government is going to completely destroy the economy Who is going to want to come and live here now?

25 days ago
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Noname

I am leaving Panama I will not return until I am allowed to go outside whenever I want without a Mask on This is a Complete Fraud If you are afraid of the flu, stay inside Our right to Freedom comes from GOD and the government does not have the right to take it away The Panama Government is going to completely destroy the economy Who is going to want to come and live here now?

25 days ago
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Captain

Agree this point ...we now need extensive testing ....tracing and isolating. This is how Korea and New Zealand got out of first phase.

27 days ago
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bgodiver

Please, please... Why can't you review and fix the translation??? Slapping whatever pops out of Google Translate into your blog is incredibly lazy and half of this article is unintelligible as a result.

27 days ago
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bgodiver

Please, please... Why can't you review and fix the translation??? Slapping whatever pops out of Google Translate into your blog is incredibly lazy and half of this article is unintelligible as a result.

27 days ago
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George

I love the comment, protocols are being worked on to return to the new normal!! By who??? Someone who follows the party line, lock them up they cannot be trusted. A new Decree as they steal away your freedoms. This will go down in history as the biggest farce ever in an attempt by the elites to control the world. The draconian measures used in Panama to keep the people locked up will not go unnoticed. Watch for the next wave, not of Covid-19 but the wave of people who will be leaving Panama never to return.

27 days ago
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Captain

George you promised to go ...still here ? The so called draconian measures were done to save lives but equally importantly to ensure the rather fragile health services were not overwhelmed. Well done Mr President...certainly not unnoticed by a grateful nation.

27 days ago
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prospector

Too much paperwork to comment on this site......this is it for me.......bunch of sheeple anyway......

28 days ago
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J-dog

Well...to prevent CoVid19 deaths remain isolated for months, I suppose. So, deaths by suicide, malnutrition, undiagnosed diseases are not as important, right? Plus, I guess you want wide-spread famine...

28 days ago
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Gordo

You are wrong. Covid-19 is as deadly as the seasonal flu and the reaction to it was completely overblown and tyrannical. They are coming for your freedoms and want everyone to adjust to a new way of life as outlined in the U.N. Agenda 2030 document. Look it up. It's not about the virus but instead global governance by a group of unelected elites.

28 days ago
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Captain

Not so. It’s at least ten times more deadly than the the seasonal flu and with some potentially much more dangerous side effects with damage to liver ,blood and possibly brain ....not that would affect you much. Stop pushing stupid conspiracy theories about global elites..that’s patently nonsense given this is affecting widely diverse political spectrums.

27 days ago
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ramonapty@gmail.com

As soon as the restrictions on movement, distancing, face masks, stay at home are reduced there will be an upsurge of cases. The government has done a good job in trying to reduce the covid-19 scourge, in spite of the people who just will not abide by rules. This is not just a little problem that will go away suddenly.

28 days ago
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