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    Alison and Bill Brundage
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. Happy Birthday Rodny, and thank you for all that you have done for Bill and I and our town . You are appreciated ! Alison and Bill Brundage
  2. We just need a bit more TLC ...us birds in the golden cage.
  3. Lots of tests and an enormous amount of tracing has gotten Panama to a point of almost leveling the virus off. IF citizens remain cautious with opening up carefully we might experience life a bit closer to normal. Mask and distancing....still the drill
  4. October seems to be the magic target when all Corona will let loose ! Last I looked in the mirror I was older than time. (high risk) I am going to be ultra careful moving forward. Mask up ...distance out. It is still there. Don't kid yourselves. Alison, nurse Stay well.
  5. Great book I strongly recommend: Eat to Beat Disease by Dr William Li Easy read. Its all about new discoveries in human physiology and nutrition. Exciting discoveries have been made to optimize heath and prevent disease. Its not a recipe book...and yes it is in ways...because ideas are presented as to how to prepare some neat healthy meals. Statistcs are presented on research studies that were mind boggling to me. HUGE differences in just a few weeks on say heart attack recovery by eating certain foods. The book is loaded with lots of real interesting facts Alison I
  6. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/936180 T Cells as a measurement Article: T Cells a More Precise Immune Indicator in COVID-19? Author: Damiem McNamara Published: Aug 21, 2020 https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)31008-4 ( here is the link to the original study Published August 14, 2020 ) Alison, R.N.
  7. We have been here 13 years. We LOVE it here.....everything about it. By the various modes of confinement and mandates Panama is keeping its rate of transmission at an almost even level.... RT 1 ( a bit over) . Health care in this country is not that of the USA therefore management has to be more strict in order to offer care to the sick when needed. As it is, hotels are now being used. Draconian? From a nurse's POV I'd say they are doing a pretty good job holding back the virus Infrastructure....always a problem and worse in certain areas. Alison
  8. When ethylene glycol breaks down in the body it forms chemicals that crystallize, and the crystals can collect in your kidneys and can affect kidney function. Ethylene glycol also forms acidic chemicals in the body, which can change the body’s acid/base balance and affect your nervous system, lungs, and heart. Early diagnosis and treatment have been very successful in people drinking large amounts of ethylene glycol. Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology, USA Knock off imports could be dangerous. Alison
  9. Gotta use our good common sense these daze. Exercise is great and the more the better if you don't croak from a heart attack. Digest what you read and filter it to where it fits your personal context. A friend with cancer told me "masks are dangerous". ( something that she read and does believe) Be careful. There is a lot of false information out there and some of it can really mess you up! Alison, still a nurse BTW: Latest information is ...masks may not be enough, and face shields with a masks afford you more protection. Nobody is wild about that but it may well be the ab
  10. MASKS: ...and the beat goes on. An interesting read. For me...sort of an eye opener. Alison, Nurse A Commentarty from Medscape International July 8 2020 "How medicine is clearing up mixed messages on masks" by Hansa Bhargava , MD and Vaneet Arora, MD https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933604?nlid=136389_785&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_200714_mscpedit_nurs&uac=321845EN&spon=24&impID=2460461&faf=1 __________________________ How a potential universal government mandate ( masks in the USA) may well evolve from it's origins on Twitter from notable medical g
  11. You conclude by saying: " My guess is...." This is YOUR guess and your searching your evidence to support a "theory". Meanwhile it serves no local Boquete/Chiriqui purpose as I see it. I does scare people, and it as well reduces their faith and confidence in the government and health authority they need to have faith in. Compliance is essential right now. Data and theories are lofty , and like the nether parts, are a dime a dozen. Why not shift focus to boots on the ground: we need help here in Panama/Boquete. The country needs hospitals, the hospitals need nurses, th
  12. Articles such as this one excuse people who prefer to believe wearing a mask is bullsh** Yes the N 95 is the 100% mode of protection against virus particles. Here in Boquete: ( please do include that data for us) Where are they sold? Who can afford them? What value is knowing that its too expensive and not readily available? Early dialogue in the USA that negated the value of a mask did not help the USA public accept that covering the face and distancing is essential. As far as I can see, they still have not accepted that reality. As a nurse I hold fast to 1. Dist
  13. Data looks like it was compiled mid April. ( possibly gathered before that?) That was early in this current pandemic in that COVID data was gathered at the time of initial global outbreak. More information has been gleaned since then. To me when I looked at the tables in the original article I was struck that it leaned toward all modes of protection in a positive way yet the Abstract seems to discount effectiveness to a degree. There is beyond a doubt value in : 1. Time, 2. distance and 3. shielding. How long are you exposed?, how close are you to the source ?, and how well are you p
  14. Don't let down your guard. It's easy to slip...REAL easy. I see my unmasked husband talking within 3 ft of the unmasked yard guys and I go ballistic. It's tough...but we all have to help each other remain careful. ( he hates it as we women are such nags...but he always thanks me...sorta)
  15. Jim.....I agree. Besides following protection protocols to prevent COVID infection, I firmly believe the BEST move each one of us can make right now is focusing on the improvement of our personal health in every regard: diet, exercise, reduce or stop drinking/smoking, some vitamin supplementation. It's a win-win all the way around. Bottom line?...it can't hurt Alison,nurse
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