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Argentina has over a million virus cases despite a record quarantine

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 - 09:50 UTC
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At the extreme end of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from Buenos Aires, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a small outbreak among foreigners hoping to catch boats to the Antarctic at the start of the crisis. Read full article

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  • viejopatagon

    I made a count of how 1313 persons in middle class Vicente Lopez main Avenue, Maipu:

    .Wore mask well: 63%
    Wore a mask badly 20%
    Wore a mask with nose uncovered: 12%
    Did not wear a mask 5%
    37% of the people did not have proper protection!
    From what I have read, somewhere around 3% will get Covid 19. That is enough to practically guarantee that Covid cannot be stamped out. .

    Oct 20th, 2020 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    This is what happens when your culture is Viveza Criolla.

    Oct 20th, 2020 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    viejopatagon
    It cannot be “stamped out” without an effective vaccine, what ever you do.

    Until then you can only slow it down so your hospitals are not overwhelmed.

    Masks make very little difference outside and none inside if not used properly.

    We are just going to have to learn to live with it, until a vaccine or cure.

    Oct 21st, 2020 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    Argentina have good job and very high culture with best opera and teatro in world plus we invent tango and make best wine in world. please come visit paris of america soon but better than paris we no have radical problem

    Oct 21st, 2020 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Pugol-TTWH

    I'm back at the farm — enjoying an early-afternoon-tea of cold lamb sandwiches with fresh with icecold Austral beer. The farm vegetable garden has been finally planted — as well the one in Chicureo. (Lots of some really good seed varieties along with our family favorites.)

    The weather is fantastic and the vineyards have beautifully graced our Aconcagua Valley with emerald green while the fruit trees are shedding their delicate blooms.

    I have been personally convinced that the Swedes have managed the Pandemic best. (Yes, they made a few errors in the onset — until adapting to the unknown virus.)

    We already have the Russian vaccine available to the public and there are hundreds of Chileans in test trials of the new vaccines that should be approved before the end of December. The latest statistics show that long term lockdowns are insane.

    Meanwhile, while most the world has adopted an oppressive '1984' Orwellian ineffective mask hysteria — the immensely prudent and logical Swedish people go about their normal lives.

    Wash your hands with soap and kiss only the ones you love. Obviously, if you're running a high temperature, etc... — you should isolate. Use common sense — not like the idiots I observe driving their cars alone wearing a facemask...

    As of today, Chile has had almost a half million confirmed cases and 13,719 deaths in an approximate population of 19 million. The vast number of casualties have occurred to the very old and/or those with other health issues.

    Shutting down schools and public commerce has caused irreparable harm and the overwhelming long term after effects will prove most the “civilized world” lost their sanity during this nightmare year of 2020.

    ¡Saludos!

    Oct 21st, 2020 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • pgerman

    The longest quarantine in the world, causing the worst economic recession ever recorded in the history of Argentina (almost -20% of GDP), increasing poverty to 47% of the population to reach one million infected (official) and more than 25,000 deceased. In other words, among the most affected countries in the world.

    Peronists did it again ...

    Oct 22nd, 2020 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Pugol
    “It cannot be “stamped out” without an effective vaccine, what ever you do.”
    Hmm, so that's how they got rid of the Spanish Flu, I never knew that.
    Chicureo
    “Wash your hands with soap and kiss only the ones you love.”
    I think those who along with their infected family, are the last people who should be dispensing medical advise.

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    Argentina economy recover because of people talent and skills and invest. Argentine is like european country with same but better

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    El Diego, Argentina never recovers, you have been in an overall decline for decades, with small periods of recovery wiped out over and over again by constant defaults and recession. Argentina is nothing like a European nation and literally no one wants to invest in your rotten country, in fact businesses are actively leaving because of the Peronists. You are the people of Viveza Criolla, unskilled, dishonest and sneaky. You cannot accept any responsibility or follow any rules. You will forever be in a financial mess

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Toilet Tel
    Mate, there is just sooo much you don’t know, you have noooo idea.

    Shine on Tel, shine on.

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    We are first word country and we win World Cup 3 times and have high culture and we are Paris of South America

    We take care of the people and no need capitalistas who steal money and matar people lives

    How many time U.K. win World Cup? Eh? Never how many people in U.K. speak the Spanish? Eh? How many? Nobody

    Why U.K. people come Argentina for culture? Eh? Why? Because culture Argetine very good. You know Borges? Eh? Who is? Eh? What do? How many novel price? Eh? Yes please do not throw stone here because we are European country and maybe better

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Pugol, the ingratiator camp follower, five-time loser.
    A good suck, cuddle up buttercup.

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    El Diego, Argentina has won the World Cup 2 times, not 3. You are a 3rd world nation, not 1st world. The UK doesn't have a football team. Plenty of people in the UK speak Spanish.

    Your culture is Viveza Criolla. You are nothing but greasy thieves and liars. You are a dishonest and nasty people, not respected by any other nation. Argentina is the deadbeat of the world and you will forever be deadbeats.

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Toilet Tel, “Bog Busters Squadron”

    You’re rambling inanely again.

    Buttercups?????

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • El Diego

    BrianFI

    what happen? why you havwe bad experience? you speak the spanish? eh? do you learn other language? eh? why no? why you carry heavy peso wiht negative comment? what say your wife about this anger? eh?

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    El Diego, Argentina is not a 1st world country and is not business friendly, no one wants to invest in Argentina and businesses are leaving.

    Argentina is financially and economically unstable and has been for decades and always will be.

    You are the people of Viveza Criolla. In Argentina its celebrated to cheat, lie and steal. This is why you will never improve or grow.

    No one goes to Argentina for culture, because your culture is Viveza Criolla.

    Oct 23rd, 2020 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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