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Falklands warn of difficulties in medical evacuation to Chile and Uruguay

Friday, April 2nd 2021 - 10:05 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government has urged people in the islands to “take extra care” in undertaking high-risk activities due to the Covid-19 situation in Chile and Uruguay making it “extremely difficult” to arrange the medical evacuation from the Falklands. Read full article


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  • HansF

    If Uruguay and Chile are not available as medevac destinations, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil or even South Africa could be (perhaps) viable alternatives

    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papa

    HansF Paraguay is also worsening; Bolivia does not have reliable data and Brazil has no more beds in ICUs in most states...
    Chile and Uruguay have been trusted destinations for Falklands' medical evacuations for decades.

    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Despite what my government is saying about a crisis — well over 8% of the critical care beds in our hospitals/clinics are empty — and they’re just frightened about a anticipated surge. (The top private clinics here (such as Clínica Las Condes and Clínica Alemana are with even higher capacity)

    This is ‘National Groundhog’s Day’ that we experienced on last year’s Easter weekend!

    Best wishes to all for this Holy weekend!

    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    - Some seventy-five Years ago..., in a long forgotten fraticidal War..., a term was coined to define those few disloyal civilians that betrayed their People & Country...
    Traduced to Engrish it reads...: “ Fifth Columnist. ”

    - Some twothousand-fivehundred Years ago..., in eternal warring Rome..., a term was coined to define those few disloyal soldiers that betrayed their People & Country...
    Traduced to Engrish it reads...: “ Traitor. ”


    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I always learn from your unique perspective about historical events.

    I looked up the Latin translation for traitors and learned it is “proditores factos”.

    One Roman method of execution, reserved for traitors, was to hurl them off a tall cliff.

    The cliff of the southern summit of Capitoline Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome, was ideal for such barbarous acts. This cliff, called the Tarpeian Rock, is named after a famous traitor who tried to sell Rome to her enemies in return for gold, and instead got killed by the very enemies she tied to betray to.

    Her name is Tarpeia, and she was the daughter of Spurius Tarpeius, the commander in charge of the Capitoline Hill’s defenses.

    According to one version of the legend, Tarpeia approached the Sabine king Titus Tatius when he attacked Rome in the 8th century BC, and offered to open the gates of the citadel in exchange for the gold bracelets they wore in their arms. In some versions, it was the Sabine king who, sensing greed in her eyes, bribed her to open the citadel gates. After Tarpeia allowed the Sabine warriors to gain passage into the city, instead of showering her with gold, the Sabines struck her with their shield and crushed her to death. Apparently, even the Sabines loathed her treachery and punished her for betraying her own people.

    Legend tells us that Tarpeia’s body was buried beneath the cliff that bears her name, and for centuries afterwards, all notorious traitors were thrown from the Tarpeian Rock, a fate that was considered worse than death because it carried the stigma of shame.

    Execution by hurling off the Tarpeian Rock continued till the 1st century, until it was prohibited by law.

    Have a joyous Holy weekend!

    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Rupe Tarpea being beyond reach underthe current pandemic..., I would recommend you the Salto del Soldado...


    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Actually I know both places — if you are referring to one of them just up the canyon from our farm.

    Wishing you a very pleasant Holy weekend!

    Apr 02nd, 2021 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Anyhow..., returning to the scope of this article...

    I strongly endorse the FIG(leaf) rccomendation to...: ***“Take extra care in undertaking high-risk activities“***...

    To them male Kelpers I would strongly suggest..., NOT TO quarrel with their Islander Missuses...
    - Them wonderful creatures have completely misunderstood the meaning of ”Cast Iron Skillet” and arecapable of throwing them with a precision and distance that would make an Exocet feel envious...


    Apr 03rd, 2021 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Weather today in Chicureo is marvelous but there is a storm brewing tomorrow with a gathering of all the family witches. The coven always frightens we poor male mortals — which we know from experience to keep our tails between our legs...


    Apr 03rd, 2021 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Estimado patroncito Tueba...

    - Mirando de reojo el canal Nove/ Discovery+ Italianode la TV italiana donde están pasando la película de Bille August basada en aquella linda novelita publicada en Buenos Aires allá por el 82..., espero qué el aquelarre del Fundo Los Dos Jacarandaes no sea tan dramático como los del Fundo Las Tre Marías...


    Apr 04th, 2021 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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