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Coronavirus in Jinotepe, Nicaragua

By waltermboyles

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Mar 17, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...

Everybody is aware & is buzzing about it. But life seems unaffected & normal. No shortages.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...

Calmly.

Government Response

We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. He replied...

Our clever V.P., maybe trying to out Trump Trump, organized a public march (cough, cough).

Preparing for the Future

We Asked: What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location? He replied...

Resting, keeping clean, consuming fluids, watching for pneumonia, hiding under the bed.

Lockdown & Passing the Time

We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time? He replied...

Yes; NETFLIX, YouTube, & even reading a book!

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...

Yes - & no idea.

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...

No - no idea.

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...

Private. Hospital Harmim is right next door and we know the staff well.

Returning Home

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...

Because the US is so well organized with Trump, Pence, & Kushner in charge???? Hell, no.

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