"Teatro in times of plague"

27 new cases today, for a total of 95 cases (one of whom has died).

The government is handing out bags of food that are marked as being a gift of JOH. He is using it as a campaign tool to get him elected for another term (he is already illegitimate and has taught me how tin horn dictators rise to power and maintain it).

There are beginning to be food riots in Tegucigalpa.

What do you think of the new Dylan song, Murder Most Foul? I have listened through it twice, though only on my laptop which is not exactly state of the art sound. I find it hypnotizing but I don’t understand it. Yet.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

At noon they announced two more deaths (I think both in San Pedro Sula). No update on the number of cases; they have been giving updated statistics on a National Network at 6 in the evening. I don’t know if they will do that today, being Saturday.

Martín García (Jesuit Guatemalteco who works in Radio Progreso) went out this morning and went downtown. He reports there was more traffic than he expected. Farmacies were open and there were a lot of food venders and buyers. Buying food is complicated for people because there are no taxis functioning—that’s the usual way most people take their food home from market. And it seems to have turned into an ecologically friendly expedition: most people are bringing their own shopping bags.

I just saw a statistic that there are about 10,000 cases of dengue so far this year, the tail end of a serious epidemic last year. (Dengue is a malaria-like tropical fever that is transmitted by mosquitos that bite during the day. The malaria ones bite at night). About 1000 of those are the very serious cases; they are occupying hospital beds

The heath system is a disaster in its own right. There’s a really good summary of its recent history in Al Jazeera:

www.aljazeera.com(click here)

They never gave an evening cadena of the new case count.That would leave the official count at 95, including three deaths.

Keep safe and wash your hands.




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