Gorgas institute gets $2million for rapid testing as virus cases pass 10,000

 
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As Panama passed the  10,000 mark of Covid-19, cases the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported, on Thursday, May 21, that $2 million was awarded to the Gorgas Institute, to obtain  “As a priority” for more rapid tests.

The coronavirus cases increased to 10,116 (139 new), while the deaths reached  291).

Clinically recovered patients are 6,245. and in-home isolation there are 3,236 people (649 in hospital hotels).

344 hospitalized patients were reported: 278 inwards and 66 in intensive care units.

To date, 53,928 tests have been performed, of these 41,932 were negative and 11,996 positive.

 

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Ajd

No "big words" necessary, you know like the stable genius uses, you right wing head bangers are just stupid!! Almost 100,000 people have died!!! Don't think the flu killed that many in 2017/2018. 45 bashing and calling out his followers' unabashed absurdity of beliefs is always east....like adding 2 plus 2. The virus is clearly real and many more people will die. But leaders like 45 and Brazil's Bolsonaro, together with their myopic and yes, stupid followers like jbbrown and snake pliskin, will be the cause of something akin to almost if not genocide. Their ignorance and totally misguided and misplaced belief in their own genius has brought their countries to the brink of total and complete disaster. Maybe after all the religious zealots start to fall sick and succumb to the virus after this weekend when they follow one of 45's "brilliant" directives and open churches, eyes will start to open to their own collective insanity. And this nothing to with left or right wing thinking. It is about sensible common sense thinking something the 45 and his lemmings know absolutely nothing about. So jbb you keep riding around in your car enjoying the trafficless streets. Find yourself a crowd and join the protests. But please don't forget to leave your mask home.....you know...be a MAN like 45!!!

11 days ago
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Jbbrown

Most deaths were from governors in New York, Jersy and Pennsyvania putting covid patients in nursing homes. They should be in jail.

12 days ago
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Snailbread

@Snake Pliskin: Completely agree! Unfortunateley the thingy called "Cognitive dissonance" is far more dangerous to all of us than any virus. Keep your heads up people, soon this is all over.

12 days ago
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Snake Pliskin

@observer. Another Trump basher. There were more deaths from the seasonal flu in 2017-18 than there has been from covid19. Wake up people. Its just a control technique. And the whole world is falling for it line, hook and sinker. Testing is all good and fine but do not put the whole world on hold for it. You all say what you want but I am not buying it. I know some stupid lefty is going to bash me now. That should be evidence enough of their stupidity.

12 days ago
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OBSERVER

The purpose of testing is to plan ahead and, ensure the supply of beds for infected people which Minsa has done effectively since Fay 1. Fast action has saved lives unlike in the US where there were 36,000 unnecessary deaths while Trump told his base it would just disappear.

12 days ago
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Jbbrown

More testing leads to more confirmed cases, which leads to more hysteria , which leads to more lockdowns and draconian decrees. It does not matter if the case is mild or asymptomatic it will be used my Minsa to extend the reign of destruction upon the people of Panama. The one nice thing about the lockdown is that I am enjoying driving all around the city everyday without the traffic jams.

12 days ago
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