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    It is ironic for me to have gotten the Chinese...

    It is ironic for me to have gotten the Chinese vac for the Chinese virus. Maybe it is less effective than others out there, as nobody I know has had any important reaction at all to it. Time will...
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    My day came ...

    My day came

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    No appointment, just had to show my ID.

    I am 65, and as a courtesy, they did the 63 wifey too, who...
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    Good article on possible herd immunity scenarios...

    Good article on possible herd immunity scenarios

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/20/us/us-herd-immunity-covid.html?referringSource=articleShare

    Oodles of assumptions. Example:
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    Our world in data vaccine ranking from Feb 8 ...

    Our world in data vaccine ranking from Feb 8

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    Chile is up there thanks to the Chinese Sinovac jab. Every week now they are poking a group of oldies and other at-risks. Next week they...
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    ‘Murdica!...

    ‘Murdica!
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    Good news for me, as I either already got the J&J...

    Good news for me, as I either already got the J&J jab in December, or will now get it as first in line cause I got the placebo.

    In other good news, Chile has all front line HCW’s vaccinated with...
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    Keep the restrictions in place in the meantime, a...

    Keep the restrictions in place in the meantime, a modeling attempt says

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/24/us/covid-vaccine-rollout.html?referringSource=articleShare
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    For the nay sayers ...

    For the nay sayers

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    The map is flipped with north to the left, and...

    The map is flipped with north to the left, and the yellow line is the border/divide. The valleys that are lateral to the Bio Bio river generally run east-west. Access is described in the...
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    These last posts will be added to the TGR Ski...

    These last posts will be added to the TGR Ski Chile Guide thread http://bit.ly/Chileskiguide

    Someday it will get a general update, although not much has changed...
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    The main peaks along the divide going north from...

    The main peaks along the divide going north from the Paso Pino Hachado are listed here. I haven´t had the pleasure, but they are on my list!

    Cerro Codihue 2,300m (see...
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    I’d like to say this, about that. I have...

    I’d like to say this, about that.

    I have travelled to 65 countries, most on a severe budget, and interacted with some of the poorest people in the world, from Cambodia to Bolivia. I have been...
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    Rounding out this Alto BioBio set, is the...

    Rounding out this Alto BioBio set, is the continental divide set of peaks, scarred and formed in part by ancient eruptions.

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    Drier than the ranges further west, the Araucarias cling to...
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    Here in Chile, 34% of Covid ICU patients are...

    Here in Chile, 34% of Covid ICU patients are under 60 years old, including 8% under 40. 16% of deaths are under 60, with 2% under 40. Not just old folks, folks.

    New cases in Santiago are up 45%...
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    Back to the Alto BioBio! The Las Raices and...

    Back to the Alto BioBio!

    The Las Raices and adjacent Lolco ranges are smack between the Lonquimay/Tolhuaca volcanos and the BioBio river basin. The lava flow at the top is from the Navidad crater...
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    It rained for the eclipse, so no useful photos...

    It rained for the eclipse, so no useful photos this time. My solar lamps went on for about 4 minutes, and the birds chirped up, which was cool.

    The volcano was entertaining for the 3 weeks we...
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    My mothers LTC in Calgary is ending their...

    My mothers LTC in Calgary is ending their outbreak, and miraculously few geezers died or were hospitalized. These are high risk end-of-the-roaders with dementia and worse, but most were asymptomatic...
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    Just to keep perspective.. The US has a good...

    Just to keep perspective..

    The US has a good level of testing, but this has plunged lately.

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    Positivity is on the rise, but the US is still far from Chiles peak.

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    Stay clear of them bloody Brits “Two factors...

    Stay clear of them bloody Brits

    “Two factors suggest greater contagiousness. First, it has spread much faster than other variants in parts of Britain where infections have been rising unusually...
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    Out in the night and the whispering breezes to...

    Out in the night and the whispering breezes to the place where they keep the imaginary diseases...

    This has to be the disease for you trumptards!

    .....Maybe if it was re-branded to stink-flu...
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    Kinda looks like Ivanka, so I guess it checks...

    Kinda looks like Ivanka, so I guess it checks out, no thinkin needed here.
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    Just out of curiosity, did the states build...

    Just out of curiosity, did the states build overflow capacity for ICUs?

    In Chile the govt rented, from near day 1, and subsequently set it up for normal case loads, a large events facility that...
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    Weather looks funky, although this will change,...

    Weather looks funky, although this will change, as 9 days out is unreliable.

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    The path of totality, in the center of which is...

    The path of totality, in the center of which is Villarrica.

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    And the covid phase map, X marks our spot.

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    Red is quarantine (no go), beige is phase 2 (no interregional...
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    Vitacura to Villarrica, under the shadow of the phase-degrading scenario, as cases rise again in both comunas. Vitacura...
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    Got the Janssen jab today. No reaction so far,...

    Got the Janssen jab today. No reaction so far, but 2 decades of flu jabs haven’t done so either. Guess I will know if it was the vaccine in a month or two, and then get the real thing if it was the...
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    So anyone here had a chance to participate in one...

    So anyone here had a chance to participate in one of the vaccine trails? I am being offered the Oxford one, which needs older folks like me. Good to do my part for science and have been assured...
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    https://www.npr.org/2020/11/19/936490226/some-fait...

    https://www.npr.org/2020/11/19/936490226/some-faith-leaders-defiant-others-transparent-over-covid-19-outbreaks

    “The day after the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced an...
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    A Trump floater spreading the joy while Don "The...

    A Trump floater spreading the joy while Don "The Divet" slithers around the links

    https://twitter.com/DougChristianDC/status/1330209018367926273

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    B.C. is hurting too ...

    B.C. is hurting too

    https://www.facebook.com/510878373/posts/10158751502623374/?d=n


    Seeing BC’s numbers, talking with people, and hearing what a lot of the discussions are, I felt compelled...
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    Where there is a will.... ...

    Where there is a will....

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/snowbirds-canada-u-s-border-drive-winter-travel-covid-19-1.5810104

    “New business ventures help Canadian snowbirds circumvent a closed...
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    Any doctors opinion on that mask? If you were to...

    Any doctors opinion on that mask? If you were to have to get on a 30 hour flight (18 hours airtime, 2 long layovers), what would you wear? I may have to, as my mother is in a high risk situation, and...
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    Jab jitters around the world ...

    Jab jitters around the world

    https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/11/17/the-world-will-soon-have-covid-19-vaccines-will-people-have-the-jabs

    Interesting to see how this changes with...
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    Just to go back a bit to the Canuck-Yank tussle....

    Just to go back a bit to the Canuck-Yank tussle.

    The founding of a nation via a constitution is a formative event for future generations. Here is the core difference:

    USA - you are guaranteed...
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    Maybe the deniers would understand it if they...

    Maybe the deniers would understand it if they followed Dr Seuss...

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    Been there, done that.
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    I spent 110 days in lockdown, and only got to...

    I spent 110 days in lockdown, and only got to ride a lift 2/3s of the way through the normal ski season. For 2 months before that I just stared at webcams while the snow piled up. Getting to the...
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    14 day avg new cases up 76%, deaths 34%, and hospitalizations 41 %.

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    More on travel opening up or "The...

    More on travel opening up


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    "The government announced that a negative PCR test will be required, carried out at most 72 hours before the start of the trip, or a test carried out at the...
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    Whoa there About 54 of every 100,000 South...

    Whoa there

    About 54 of every 100,000 South Dakotans are hospitalized with Covid-19. The testing positivity rate remains sky-high, and there are few signs of progress. On Tuesday, Mayor Paul...
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    Been at the beach and whatnot and will get back...

    Been at the beach and whatnot and will get back to Alto BioBio sometime. But I do have the latest on foreigners travel to Chile.

    The latest US embassy blurb is...
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    I really feel for you guys in the northern hem....

    I really feel for you guys in the northern hem. We in Chile went into the winter looking like that, and it was ugly.

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    Luckily treatments are better and death rates are lower now, but...
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    Yup 346332

    Yup
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    Guess I was guilty of grossly underestimating the...

    Guess I was guilty of grossly underestimating the man back in March

    That there are still so many millions supporting him has to to be the greatest mass psychosis in history
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    What I don’t understand about China’s Wuhan...

    What I don’t understand about China’s Wuhan lockdown, is why they did it just AFTER letting a million of the city’s inhabitants out for the holidays, and how the hell did they stop the spread within...
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    This just oozed in under my radar ...

    This just oozed in under my radar

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    There are so many dystopian scenarios on the...

    There are so many dystopian scenarios on the short term horizon that I can’t pick which is the most likely. The mother of all legal battles will probably define the next few months, with American...
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