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Coronovirus in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Life in the Philippines' started by JohnAsh, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

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  2. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Not surprised, the quarantine is strict here in the City and on the highways but get away from the city off comes the mask and lets party, every bloody day this week there's been a karaoke war.
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    I suspect that will apply to most of the Philippines, around here in the Midlands uk, Im a delivery driver that has covered mostly building sites this week there are Hand wash facilities, on all of them, however i was at a Garage having a Oil & Filter change yesterday a few Covid 19 signs saying stay safe etc etc, but no hand wash, face covering or any kind of protection, I suspect lots of people and places are begining to let there guard down now, lets hope it doesnt come back to bite us on the bum.. face masks becoming fewer and fewer in shops and supermarkets.. i see them mostly on public transport now, but thats a requirement.. Iv also noticed usually the more socially well off areas seem to observe social distancing more so than the inner city areas..
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    To me it suggests an element of seasonality, fairly flat infection rates in March and April in a country where we all find it hard to imagine that social distancing has been implemented at all based on our experience of the country, and now we have increasing cases in the rainy season and from the graph it has the look of the start of an exponential rise in cases.
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  7. JohnAsh
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    I see. Yes, the rainy season...

    Indeed looks like the start of an exponential rise. Hopefully it won’t be followed by an exponential rise in the death rate a couple of weeks from now.
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    It's still very early and not very exponential but the graph is headed that way.

    My daughter has two Covid-19 symptoms, I just found out today, although she feels a bit better today compared to yesterday, rest of the family are fine just now.
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    It looks like a classic Gaussian curve in the making. But hopefully not.
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    Has she tested?
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    Covid 19 security while travelling through Edsa...

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    She's not allowed out of the subdivision at this point, they would not even know where to go to get a doctor that will talk to you at the moment, the local public hospital is closed to walk in and none of the private doctors are seeing anyone.

    She also told me she has diarrhoea tonight.

    She had fever yesterday, low grade, barely fever at 37.7 temperature ok now, had some pain in her legs and a sore stomach, she pointed at the solar plexus the middle of her chest, tonight the diarrhoea and she has a headache if she is standing up but is ok sitting down.

    I've been complaining at the both of them that they need to get outside upstairs on the terrace for half an hour a day to get some sun, both of them are as white as sheets but they just won't do it :( Nanay gets out and sits in the sun every day for a little while.

    A young cousin is going and collecting the money I send from the ATM machine as Janna can't get a pass to leave the subdivision, so she's a vector as is their auntie who does the other chores outside and Janna is going outside and buying junk food from people in the subdivision like people selling fries so that's a problem as well.

    Everyone else in the family is ok just now but I am worrying about Nanay.
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    I can imagine, trying to avoid the sunshine...the sort of response my wife would give.

    Hopefully the virus will bounce off the girl.
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    The link that John posted is very good but still quite concerning as it shows that 1 in 40 of the deaths in confirmed cases are in the under 19 age range.

    Given the low rates of tests and the protracted nature of the lockdown one can only assume that someone in authority knows that the official case numbers reflect only a tiny portion of real cases.

    You have to wonder why they have been in ECQ (enhanced quarantine) in the NCR for so long with such low official reported cases and deaths, does Duterte just like the power over the population or have they got other evidence of unexplained high mortality rates in the population, I don't know but I would have thought that even in the current oppressive environment for journalists that evidence for the latter would have leaked out by now so one has to conclude that they really don't have very high numbers of cases yet.

    Lets hope that curve is a true classic Gaussian bell distribution and that the peak is not too far off.
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    Speaking to Mrs Ash, I concluded that the tenacity of lockdown / quarantine is because if numbers rose considerably then the means to deal with them might well not be in place. Don’t know if that is correct but thought it might be.

    “ Increasing number of hospitals reporting 100% occupancy rate for COVID-19 dedicated beds, with some no longer accepting new cases “
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    View from the Telegraph:

    Inside the world’s longest strictest Coronovirus lockdown...

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-...t-strictest-coronavirus-lockdown-philippines/


    “This week, some jeepneys were allowed back on the roads. But only around 6,000 out of Manila's fleet of around 55,000 vehicles are back, with disinfectant, compulsory masks, 50 per cent capacity and barriers between passengers.

    But even this could be short-lived. Since the slight relaxation of quarantine, there has been a surge in infections in the Philippines. It is now the second-worst hit in southeast Asia, after Indonesia.”
  18. Druk1
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    Hope your daughters condition improves quickly, and the rest of the household come through this unscathed, worrying times for all of us nowadays sadly.
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    Thanks, but of course it might not be Covid-19 the symptoms overlap with lots of other illnesses, she looks fine just now and the rest of the family are all ok at the moment, right now her symptoms are atypical.
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    They have a lot of hospitals but of course they are mostly private and they also have a huge high density population in the major urban areas, and yes hospital capacity is the consideration everywhere.

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