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Covid-19: Argentina's death toll reached 50,327 on Monday

Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 07:34 UTC
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Argentina's Health Ministry on Monday said 91 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours have raised the country's total death toll to 50,327. According to the ministry, tests have detected 3,259 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide count to 2,029,057. Read full article

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  • Islander1

    Think- Do you know what the national target dates are for the vaccine as regards age groups and finally everyone? - well all adults I guess same as in most other countries. Appreciate a big country to cover.

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. Timlander1...

    I know as much as you will if you choose to read the “Plan Estrategico” PDF on the attached link...:
    https://www.argentina.gob.ar/coronavirus/vacuna

    Argentina is..., like most of the world..., strugling...
    In my humble opinion..., we were faring quite well until the end of May 2020.., when the current opposition parties..., worried about the growing popularity of the Peronists..., began to agitate for mass gatherings in protest of “Facemask Dictatorship”..., “The World's longest Quarentine”..., etc..., etc..., etc...
    Nature went its way..., contagion exploded..., we are where we are... :-(

    You folks better keep listening to Beccy's Covid19 advice.., if you don't want to be the South Atlantic Gibraltar...

    Take care...

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Islander1

    Thankyou Think,
    Seems there is indeed a plan, no fixed target date but there is a hell of a lot of vaccine needed - good to see teachers are classes as a group - daft not to do them early on as schools need to be open when and where safely possible but kids get and carry Covid often with no or very mild symptoms- but if they pass it on to teachers = no staff as islolating/sick - and thus no schools!
    Yre our Beccy does a cracking job and we have just been Damn lucky, and a few not happy with some of the travel restrictions - but better alive than possibly not say !,
    Yes Argentina did indeed seem to have it under a lid initially and was holding it.
    Stay Safe You and Yours.

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Chile is on track to vaccinate a large number of our citizens with most with the Sinovac as we were very limited to the Pfizer alternative.

    Although many are highly skeptical of the Chinese vaccine — I’ve encouraged everyone to consider taking the free injections as it should help us recover from this closed society and destruction of businesses.

    Let people themselves decide what truly is a risk and end these ridiculous lockdowns.

    Otherwise our world economy will fall into an economic depression.

    Frankly, the mortality rates do not justify the loss of individual freedom.

    Cheers!

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Don't be soooo stupid..., Shicuréo...

    The Thinking People of this World are doing the right thing with this Covid19 bug...

    After all..., this COULD be the beginning of a series of serious pandemics..., ya know...?

    You remember by chance you mentioning of my political Genoese family when discusing “Per Usura”...?

    Well..., Same family were proprietors of the ships that brought “Yersinia Pestis” to Italy during the XIV century...

    Just that little nasty fellow exterminated ⅓ of the known World Consumers back then...

    What do you THINK would happen with your avocado business (and your “freedoms”) if history repeats itself..., as it has the nasty habit of doing...?

    Capisce...?

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Your opinion of what constitutes ‘The Thinking People of this World’ are
    violating the collective individual liberties with arbitrary stupid Orwellian stupid repressive rules of nonsense.

    There are some marvelous contradictions that will not be explained for years.

    I do accept your valid argument that the ‘Covid19 bug’ may indeed have originated somewhere else than Wuhan... ...perhaps even Italy... ...or perhaps more even sinister...

    You are correct however that we should allow for the free and open commerce of healthy nutritious food — such as avocados...

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Jupppppppp....., hermanito.

    - The same Thinking People of this World whose predecessors “Granted” us them collective individual liberties many today take for “Granted”...
    (Including Mr. G. Orwell..., who'm you clearly..., still haven't started to comprehend)...

    Soooo..., do relax and heel my dear Napoleon's puppy...

    Ps...
    Please give that “real Covid19 World” good auld Prussian Bluebell of yours a tasty treat from his Argie uncle Think... ;-)

    Capisce...?

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I’m having too much fun as the occupation des Français has officially decamped and I’ve been enjoying my Honda in the hills. (My personal celebration of Lent)

    You actually did have me superficially dive into the murky depth of George — which was too dense to comprehend.

    But as a good Boxer that I am — I’ll pay homage to my little loyal Tetonic friend when I see him next with tribute from his Uncle Snowball.

    Stay well and enjoy the good life — we only have a finite period as we are reminded that “You Are Dust, And Dust You Shall Return”

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Shicuréo...

    Firstly I must say that it makes me happy that you are fully enjoying this “short flash” of light between Pulvis et Umbra we call life...

    Secondly..., you actually are having me superficially dive into the murky depth of the military mind..., hermanito...

    I assume that you..., as an archetypal Shilean Milico (with appurtenant esprit de corps..., dead comrades fetish and all that circus)..., deep admirer of the great USA military history..., are aware that in the last ~100 years..., the toll of WWI..., WWII..., Korea..., Viet-Nam..., Iraq and Afghanistan was ~500.000 Yankee soldiers “short flashes”...

    - Why then do you Think that last year's excess loss of ~500,000 civilian Yankee “short flashes” doesn't justify some momentary “set aside” of a few of our individual freedoms..., to protect ourselves and our next..?

    In short..., I Think every “short flash” deserves protection and respect...

    Capisce...?

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Arguing the pandemic mortality rates are futile and demeaning to your future esteem — so I respectfully agree to disagree.

    Although I admire many things about Americans — frankly as leaders in warfare (especially after post 1945) they are disappointing with their continuous warfare in places where they’ve only made things far worse — such as Libya, Iraq and Syria to name a few.

    I would suggest you reflect on Sun Tzu’s observation that “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

    Not that my country can be compared in the same high ideal — but we have accomplished something similar since the Bolivians and Peruvians had to be given an attitude adjustment about international borders.

    We are just a sparkle of a short flash in a vast universe — in what seems to be endless time and we will soon all be dust.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Soon..., but in the meantime enjoy your Honda rides...
    (Ever read “Zen and the Art of Honda Super Hawk Motorcycle Maintenance”...?)

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Sadly — Robert M Pirsig is not an author I have had the opportunity to read. From what I see referenced — it might be a good read on e-book when I decamp to Viña. (Although I currently have a number of books already on my list.)

    I see his actual 1966 Honda ridden by the writer when he took the trip that inspired the book of travel and philosophy, has been donated to the Smithsonian.

    I did read a biography of Soichiro Honda and his quest to design against all odds which is inspirational.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    If you dropped reading “Raza” or “Masoneria” from F. Bahamonde... or re-reading Ego-Sum..., you could create some room to read Mr. Pirsig's very recommedable book ;-)

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Somehow you’ve mistaken someone else’s reading list — as those are not on my list of only four texts.

    One which has just been added is for reading out-loud with my grandchildren: ‘Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch’ by Michael Ende which will be my most challenging read — as I will have to phonetically practice each chapter in advance.

    Madame has belittled my attempt and my son has rolled his eyes — but I’ve set myself on a diabolical mission to impress my two Enkelkinder.

    (The book was recommended by our Schwiegertochter.)

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Viel Glück..., du wirst es sicherlich brauchen...

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Yes, I'll need lots of luck.

    The Grange required a third language to qualify for high marks.

    My father recommended German as he wanted me to study engineering.

    I focused instead on English literature — but stuck with my German courses and was a miserable failure with only passing marks.

    (The academy certainly didn't select me for my intelligence.)

    Madame has been insistant that the children follow a trilingual path and I've decided to practice the pronunciation drills of my youth as a challenge.

    And I may be scuttled like the Admiral Graf Spee — but I’m used to failure.

    (Certainly reading some of the articles on your ConCen site alone are as challenging.)

    Even the title of the book is a pronunciation puzzle meaning Satan, anarchy, archeology, lie, ingenious, alcohol and infernal — all in one single word.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Download Duolingo...

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Thank you — it downloaded perfectly!

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 17th, 2021 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Glad to assist..., Prof. Fielding...
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bbb2l

    Capisce...?

    Feb 18th, 2021 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I’m currently into an intense study of something even more ridiculous than Gerald the educated gorilla.

    It helps with a goblet or two of a good wine to relax the palete: https://youtu.be/aawhVm1pGtw

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 18th, 2021 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Alkohöllisch enough to become an Alkoholisch...:-(
    What about something funny & “glocal”...?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxRGQO2IIAAk_0o.png

    Feb 18th, 2021 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I was given a challenge and I perhaps foolishly accepted — but I’m committed.

    Plus, I’m not reading the entire book to the kinder — but some chapters.

    Their mother is reading the majority of the book and I’ve loaded the audio to practice.

    Changing to a darker aspect of life — Swedish death mortality rates are dropping at a rate better than the UK — but obviously Norway and other parts of Scandinavia have achieved better statistics.

    https://twitter.com/DrEliDavid/status/1362181460887826435?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1362181460887826435%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsummit.news%2F2021%2F02%2F18%2Fno-lockdown-sweden-sees-covid-deaths-plummet-quicker-than-uk%2F

    Stay well and hopefully Spring will return to Europe earlier than normal.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 18th, 2021 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Wenn er es kann.., kannst Du es auch... :-)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lJD0mpxpY1U

    Feb 18th, 2021 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    You leave me envious of a parrot that has a far better command of pronunciation than I could ever achieve!

    However I'm enthusiastic about my quest.

    German humor I've learned does not necessarily need to be funny! Sometimes I suspect there is little humor in their culture and yet — Michael Ende was a remarkably funny author.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 18th, 2021 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ask your Schwiegertochter if this ain't funny... :-))))))
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-plk0kDSLhQ

    Feb 19th, 2021 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Although she might find several hilarious — prudence prevails I think.

    I almost gave up on watching until the humor was on easy to follow que cards.

    My pronunciation quest seems hopeless right now...

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 19th, 2021 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I said to ask die Söhnerin..., nicht die Enkelkinder..., you Prüde...

    Feb 19th, 2021 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    My apologies — the past 24 hours has been challenging as a container arrived with a failed refrigeration temperature — and the insurance company was arguing with our surveyor in Philadelphia. Pirates!

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 19th, 2021 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Anglo pirates..., I assume...

    Feb 19th, 2021 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Actually the Irish-American mafioso from the International longshoremen's association and freight insurance Shylocks battling our Cuban-American surveyor.

    The entire Wilmington-Philadelphia port areas are controlled by the ILA and across the river in New Jersey by the Teamsters.

    Pity the poor fool challenging them on exorbitant port costs regarding damaged avocados.

    The US weather is miserable at the moment and people there are short tempered.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 19th, 2021 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Rejoice..., Shicuréo...

    In a couple of hours our Genoese Panerai-Pirelli-Prada boys will try to blow some of them Defaulting Debtor Engrish Pirates out of the water...

    You know..., they owe us some 250 years worth of arrears for their use of our red Croce di San Giorgio flag..., them deadbeat Pirates...!

    Perfid Albion...

    Feb 20th, 2021 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    One word I strongly object is your mistaken and wrong opinion: “TRY”

    The Italians will DEVASTATE their inferior competitor!

    ¡Vencer o Morir!

    Feb 20th, 2021 - 02:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Belloccia l'ultima regata... :-)
    Peccato il risultato... :-(

    Feb 20th, 2021 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    The coverage on video was excellent and its good to see some fight in their competitors spirit but Italy is ready to crush them.

    ¡Vencer o Morir!

    Feb 20th, 2021 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Vincere o morire...?
    Che drammatico chi sei...!
    Sembri un vero Argentino... :-)))

    Feb 20th, 2021 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    It’s my glorious armada’s motto...

    They bashed the motto into our innocent young minds.

    Yours is “Irse a pique antes que rendir el pabellón” which I reserve comment.

    ¡Saludos!

    Feb 20th, 2021 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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