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    The pandemic: The view after 5 months

    Be that as it may, I don't think, politically, it is a good look.
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    The pandemic: The view after 5 months

    I do not understand why Larreta goes so hard on tennis and golf. Why not prioritize business, like restaurants being able to trade outdoors for example. Get that through first, and then push for leisure activities in a later round. Putting the latter up front only plays into Kicillof's narrative.
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    The pandemic: The view after 5 months

    In answer to one of my own questions posed yesterday, I just stumbled on a report that estimates 10-15% of Covid survivors go on to have prolonged complications.
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    Argentina re-opening international flights in August!

    Would it really kill us to stay on tierra firma a while longer? One of the reasons for this disaster is that, without really noticing it, we had become addicted to air travel. Boarding a plane and flying half a hemisphere had become as natural as getting on a bus and travelling to the next town...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    Agreed. The lethality figure is not much help useless since it is averaged across all age groups whereas each individual only has one age and would benefit from knowing how people in his or her cohort typically fare. What surprises me is how high the averaged rate is. That is getting up...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    A very high level of lethality.
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    In the beginning, I was very alarmed because on Friday night's PBS News Hour they would run obituaries of common (US) citizens who had been active in their communities and had died of the virus. And almost all were aged across a spectrum between 20 and 70, giving the impression that the illness...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    To me, the biggest leap forward in recent weeks is that increasing numbers of doctors and scientists are now saying we need to stop thinking of Covid-19 as a respiratory virus (Bolsonaro's "little flu") but instead as a disease that enters via the respiratory tract and from there (if one's...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    There are a couple of gaping holes in the data so far. There is not enough breakdown of deaths by age cohort. We know the oldest people are the most likely to die and the young people the least. But there is a huge group of people in between; it would be nice to know that what the death rate is...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    Exactly why the comparisons being made by many pundits and governments between Sweden and its neighbors (and the resulting premature declaration that the Swedish model failed) are nonesence. The Swedes maintain that in 12 months the deaths will be on a par, but their economy will have held up...
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    The Argentinian consulate in Lima gave me some sort of residency

    I agree. I strongly suspect Fiscal does not have residency, merely a precaria.
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    The pandemic: The view after 5 months

    Precisely. None of this is actually rocket science. If we have been reading serious (written) journalism (as opposed to social media and videos from so-called thought leaders) all of this has been evident since the disaster first really came to attention in March. We now have all the...
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    The Fernandez's are sending a bill to Congress to reform Argentina's justice system

    Listen to Jorge Fernandez Diaz every night on AM792 and between 8pm and 9pm this theory is gets a very good run. Although the plan was clear from the start, nobody could have predicted the pandemic, which has made has made Alberto's other contracted transitionary function (stabilize the economy)...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    Mine is one of those. I am conscious of the risk but often stood across the street and tried to imagine how someone might scale the walls to reach it. It's hard to see a way. And there are no neighboring balconies from which to try a lateral attack. If someone manages to do it one day, I will...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    All of which does, unfortunately mean limiting in-person social contact for the forseeable future, which is tough, and probably impossible for most people to sustain; one of the reasons the virus is unstoppable. I think for every additional person we cohabit with, our chances of getting the...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    I use the same tactics and have the same outlook on how to cope if, despite my best efforts, I am unlucky. I am almost as worried about becoming one of the "long haulers" with persistent delibitating symptoms and damaged organs as I am of dying. The only thing I would add is avoid public...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    This should come as no surprise. Even a country like New Zealand, and states in Australia currently virus free (and Uruguay) will sooner or later get the virus. It has just been accidently released into Papua New Guinea due to a testing laboratory slip up. The line "xx country has beaten the...
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    6,337 New Covid-19 Infections 7/30, Extended Quarantine..?

    I'm not sure what the point of all this counting is. Nobody knows the real numbers anywhere. The official figures everywhere are wrong, not because they are fabricated, but because the measuring systems are inadequate and the asymptomatics distort everything (we may have even had it and not...
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    Argentine Tax Question

    A foreigner who has permanent residence.
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    Argentine Tax Question

    I understand that: as I said to OP, if he has local assets, he is up for the bienes personales tax on those regardless of how many days he spends here (even if he spends no days here). My question is quite specific: If someone has income and overseas assets, do these become taxable only from the...
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