"Teatro in times of plague"

It was a beautifull day.

As far as I can tell, the count of cases is up one, to 27. But it’s hard to get data.

The medical college is saying that because of the government cuts to the health system there are only 100 beds in the country that can be dedicated to serious coronavirus cases.

The government is negotiating for a Cuban medicine that some think might do something. (Progreso is supposedly doing this on its own as well). It’s called interferón (or something like that) and they produced it for something else, but it seems there is some hope it can do something. Cuba has sent a medical brigade to Italy, and will probably send brigades to various Latin American countries.


No deaths so far.

The Nicaraguan government is refusing to recognize the problem. The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, is emerging as the Central American leader that is really taking charge in a positive way.

Our government is Trump’s incompetence and crookedness in miniature. We are the definition of a narco state. The president’s brother, Tony Hernández, is in the middle of a trial for cocaine trafficking in a New York court in which he has already been judged guilty and is waiting the sentence. (That was postponed just last week because he had to change lawyers). The president, Juan Orlando Hernández, popularly known as JOH, was named in that indictment as an “unindicted co-conspirator”.

The response of the government has been completely incompetent of course.

I went outside the compound today twice for a few minutes each time. In the morning I went by foot to the pulperia (the little neighborhood store) on the corner. They didn’t have what I was looking for so in the afternoon I took the car to a further-away one. The streets are bare with very few people or vehicles. I didn’t go downtown. I know there is food for sale. And that the banks were open.

keep Safe




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