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Possibly 130,000 deaths from Covid-19 in Mexico

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 04, 2020, 14:52 (27 days ago) @ hromero

I agree that the people in Limon/paraiso need to take responsibility, and I never said they were my friends. We too have been out and about following precautions and even accepting a very few guests and thankfully have remained healthy. Unfortunately not everyone is doing so. I am not convinced that the messaging from the government has been as clear as you would like to make it out to be.

As a side note we haven't even had a little cold which is unusual for both of us to go nearly 9 months without some kind of sniffle. Perhaps a side benefit of all the social distancing we have been engaging in.

I was not contradicting myself about testing. It has been you that has been saying all along that testing was a waste of resources for Mexico and I was using examples to show you why it is important and how the government is making decisions on incomplete data. I am sorry if that was too abstract. Sometimes our own personal knowledge and experience are not sufficient. Numbers, with context, are important for assessing situations we haven't experienced before. Covid-19 is an example of a scenario that none of us have experience with so it requires something more than personal knowledge and experience. You may think the numbers I have provided are without context but I think that I have provided much context.

AGAIN, I did not put it that way. I qualified my comment and you keep ignoring that qualification. Since Mexico doesn't have enough facilities, personnel or resources to do mass random testing, it has taken a different approach in order not to waste what precious resources it has.

And I don't recall you qualifying any numbers. I post numbers every single day, and I often qualify them to put them into context. I've seen no one else do so here. Even if the numbers are three times what's being reported, they pale in comparison with Florida which is likely to be using intentionally misleading numbers since The Chump and the governor of Florida have been found to intentionally manipulate official reporting.

You say you don't have time for this but post a comment that is derogatory to those of us who didn't have the time to respond quickly to your post.

I dislike having to repeat myself over and over because, again, you claim I make comments without the qualifiers so that you paint my comments out of context and incorrectly. I feel like we're having the same discussion as we did months ago. I believe readers here will see the same thing.

I don't use Chump comparisons to bait you but because I genuinely see similarities in your responses as it relates to this topic. I in no way think that you are anywhere close to that Orange Cheeto head in personality, intelligence or countenance. I am just genuinely frustrated with the approach that you are taking to this particular topic. It is obvious that you are equally frustrated with my approach.

You see what you want to see. I have stated that numerous times. It's called having preconceived notions aka prejudice. I'm replying to you as best as I can because I have much respect for you and consider you a valued friend. But I am incredibly busy, much more so than normal, and I'm also dealing with a faulty teclado that is really frustrating. That's why I made the comment. I usually don't mention my personal issues, but at the moment I'm burning the candle at both ends and in the middle as so many of us here in Mexico are just trying to survive this damn virus.

Un saludo y un abrazo, amigo.


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