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  1. Well, all I can say is that the wife and I both got the sinovac jabs, we both caught covid and we both recovered after having minor (in my case) or moderate (in my wifes) neither of us were hospitalized and recovered. While in the states, the wifes brother got the top class jabs and also got it and recovered. In the news today, colin Powell, double jabbed, just passed due to covid complications. Granted he has other problems and was near 90.
  2. A jab is a jab is a jab....I am sure that is the way they are looking at it. My first thought was since, if I remember right, this is a two shot jab, are they giving this to only long term prisoners? Be a waste to give it to an inmate who is due to be released in 3 weeks.
  3. Every time they make any type of adjustment. Sadly it is human nature to read (an hear) only what they want to read and to think "but, there must be some type of exemption THIS TIME for ME!"
  4. Agreed, you just have a better way with word IMHO once a population is either Jabbed or has had the opportunity to get jabbed, it is not so much the worry about spreading infection but that of health care availability and its cost....if someone made me world emperor if a country can demand a tourist show that they have a return ticket, they can demand that a tourist show proof of medical insurance. (I truly miss our vacations in Australia as you can tell )
  5. The world is IMHO is fast being separated into two camps. Those who are saying if you dont get the jab you are on your own, the rest of us are moving on, and those who say, we must take care of you no matter what.
  6. Thats easy Dave.....use our investment plan..... For every 100 pesos we get from our pensions.....my wife gives me 20
  7. Before we moved 9 years ago bought a device called Magic Jack. It plugs into your computer and your regular land line phone. Upon activation you get to choose what USA area code you want and they give you a number. If you leave it plugged in to your computer it is just like a regular phone. If you unplug it (like we do) and a call comes in they are directed to leave a message which gets emailed to you. Frankly I do not remember the cost or the annual fee, it can not be to much as the wife never mentions it. Have not had any problems with it so far
  8. when Marines are authorized to grow beards
  9. They were either just hoping to bluff their way through, were counting on the incompetence of BI officials or had cash to bribe someone.
  10. Different forms of Government and constitutional rights vary.
  11. Over the past 9 years, I have noticed that this is the standard Phil Government fall back line. Whether it be traffic, flood damage, rice prices, covid you name the crisis the line is used. They all appeal to the "Filipino's strong sense of Patience" I just wonder when or if the patience will ever run out
  12. I wonder if that is a misprint also.......guess they dont want us scum enlisted swine to retire here I will ask the question Brett without making a new topic, . But when I was last in Australia, I met and became buddies with an Ozzie army Sergeant. If I understood him right, the AAF dont get pensions like us Yanks do, more of a joint savings plan. If that is right I wonder if that counts as "pension",,,,just curious is all.
  13. Really does not matter who is responsible, I am just afraid of the fall out here in the PI Every woman in the country will be on withdrawal Tampo, it wont be safe on the streets for awhile
  14. Hey there Steve. I have no specific knowledge of Bohol or Laguna, but almost daily I skim the business section of the Manila star (great use of bowel movement time ) I can not remember any articles about increasing or decreasing of residential prices in the last 8 years. Quite a few about rent prices going down for BPO office space here in Manila (POGOs exiting the country and BPOs moving to work from home) What I will share based on my experience whilst watching our family sell some property here, is that unlike the US and probably the UK, Canada and AUS there is no website that tracks property and house value here (probably what Earthdome is using to track his home) Here, agents will go to city hall and get a form that shows the estimated (average) square meter/peso price of land by Barangay. It does not take into account neighborhood, infrastructure or surrounding houses, but just off of property tax. Then it is up to buy/seller to come to an agreed total price. Now since the pandemic I have noticed a lot more for sale by owner signs going up, but never a price quoted
  15. Thats what I so love about the Brits............just absolutely love. Their sense of humor. I dont care how big of an economy, how many Nukes, tanks, planes and ships the yanks have. There is just absolutely no way we can compete with our motherlands sense of Humor (or humour) I saw those names and spit coffee through my nose
  16. USA and Europe also dont recognize sinovac. I think a lot of it has to do that china has never submitted its paperwork to the Heath departments of those countries for approval. You know those EUA's things? Most likely they didnt bother knowing that those countries would be producing their own jabs so why bother.
  17. Yep. The wife and I both had sinovac, both jabs. My symptoms were actually pretty mild. My biggest complaint was loss of appetite, other than that just overall malaise. The wife, (who rarely exercises and has some comorbidities) had a fairly severe cough and higher fever and has taken her a bit longer to recover. (plus she is a semi hypochondriac ) We are both alive, so I guess the jabs worked
  18. Didnt England try this at one time Pateros to place yellow ribbons on houses with COVID-19 cases Pateros to place yellow ribbons on houses with COVID-19 cases | Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Yellow ribbons will be used to tag households in Pateros confirmed to have COVID-19 patients and placed under localized lockdown, the town’s mayor said. The yellow ribbon will be tied or placed by officials of the barangay where a house under granular lockdown is located, according to Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III. “It’s the barangay captain who will tie the yellow ribbon for easy identification,” he said. Under the household tagging mechanism, the confirmed COVID-19 patient from the household will have to be isolated and family members prohibited from leaving their house. Such a system is necessary, he said in his video message last Wednesday, as contracting COVID-19 should no longer be a stigma. “To ensure that we can watch over and identify which houses will be locked down, we will use tagging. This is no longer to be ashamed of… finding out a neighbor is positive because this is now commonplace,” he said in Filipino. Meanwhile, the local government will seal off a street or alley or eskinita where a cluster of households has residents who tested positive for COVID-19, Ponce added. He clarified in this case, residents in other houses in the lockdown area that do not have any COVID-19 patient would be allowed to leave. “On a street where, say, six houses are on lockdown due to infected residents, we will block off the entire alley to make it a restricted area, but the alley itself will not be locked down,” he said. Ponce warned residents to avoid their neighbors who defy health and safety protocols and might later test positive for COVID-19 so they would not be declared a close contact and subjected to household lockdown. He said the municipal government came up with this approach, which he described as “accurate,” in enforcing granular lockdown “so both our constituents and the government will not have a hard time.” Ponce’s previous executive order mandated that due to COVID-19’s more infectious Delta variant, confirmed patients must be isolated in government-assigned quarantine facilities. Home quarantine would be allowed in certain instances, he noted. Close contacts must also be tested five days after recording of a confirmed case, and finish a 14-day quarantine at government centers regardless of the result of their RT-PCR test. ‘Alert level system untimely’ A group of doctors and other healthcare providers has expressed concern over the shift to the new alert level system which they said is tantamount to easing of restriction when there is a surge of COVID cases. The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the under the new system, National Capital Region (NCR) was placed under Alert Level 4, which entails lighter quarantine restrictions than modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ. “This comes at a time when we face the worst surge of COVID- 19 cases in the Philippines. We now register more cases than at any other time since the pandemic started,” HPACC noted. “Based on this premise, we are inclined to believe that the proposed scheme, which claims to use pandemic severity and healthcare utilization data in deciding the alert level, does not reflect the true situation on the ground,” HPAAC added. HPACC urged the government to acknowledge and address the inadequacies of data reporting system that forms the basis for the alert levels. It also called on the government to refocus on what can prevent future surges and achieve longer relief from the pandemic. With the latest easing of restrictions, HPAAC also asked the public to help healthcare workers by limiting mobility and tightening protective measures. Yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported additional 21,261 cases, bringing to 2,304,192 the total number of confirmed COVID cases nationwide. Of the number, 2,090,228 have recuperated, including 13,644 newly reported recoveries while 177,946 are active cases. COVID-related fatalities rose to 36,018 with the inclusion of 277 additional deaths.
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