July 7th, 2021 en Buenos Aires.

If you follow the news about Argentina there are a couple of positive changes going on as the supply of vaccines has increased greatly as the Argentinean Laboratory Richmond has produced almost half million doses of the Russian Sputnik vaccine.  Argentina has had a slow roll out of the vaccine due to lack of supply, and currently there are 18 million people with one does and 3.5 million people with 2 does [source Reuters.com]

Buying the Vaccine

Recently, in my reading I also discovered that the government of Argentina has negotiated to receive vaccines from Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna. These shots are being donated by the US government to Argentina. [Source BAtimes] This process was overly complicated in Argentina, as there was a need by the government to create a Corvid reparation fund to respond to any demands for indemnity by people who can prove they were damaged by a Corvid vaccine.

New Travel Restrictions

And the newest restriction was announced a few days ago and it is in place until July 12. Now with the limit of returning Argentinian people quota lowered from 2000 a day to 600, many people are stranded in the US. Whenever they can return, and for some this might be weeks, this new decree states you must isolate in a hotel for two weeks. For many people this is an expensive turn of events. This decree might have been instituted as a way of dealing with all the returning vaccinated folks, who do not believe they need to isolate for 2 weeks in their homes.

From my understanding, the justices have called for a meeting with the government to discuss this decree.  As this is Argentina. No one knows. As most of the world is starting to reopen, not sure what will happen here.

If the vaccines are received, and if they are administered during this winter season which goes thru September, then maybe 25 or 30 million people will be vaccinated and most with double does.

And maybe the country

What I will suggest is that this government will open for the upcoming summer season that begins in early December. I hope so. The economy here really needs the infusion of foreigners, both their bodies and their money. Then maybe we will see a return of the Milonga. I believe most venues will be smaller in scale and scope. The dancers might also be different, as some will choose not to return, some dancers will have passed on from the disease and maybe there will be a plethora of new dancers who want to experience the embrace of Tango.

​As of the day of the date, Argentina exceeded 50% of those vaccinated over 18 years of age (51.62%). In the age group over 60, coverage reaches 84.1%; between 50 and 59 years, 79.8%; between 40 and 49 years old, 59.6%; between 30 and 39 years old, 32.6%; and between 18 and 29 years old, 15.3%. [Source Infobae.com]

Abrazo grande to all who are currently dancing in the world!

Published by ruthoffen

As to bio, I was born in New Jersey, and eventually after living in New York, Boston, Boulder, San Francisco, Castlegard, British Columbia and Canada landed most recently on San Juan Island, in Washington state and now am living in Buenos Aires since January 2020... For 35 years, years I have curated a contemporary art gallery, where I refined my skills and became the visual editor that I am now. Always with a camera or some picture capturing device in tow [including much heavy equipment] I began to travel and at the same time was introduced to dancing about 12 years ago. As the phones have improved, I have given up all my gear, including my beloved Fuji, Xt1 Pro for a good phone. Yes some shots are not as good on the phone, but for my love of detail and dancing, it suits me well. The secret of tango is in this moment of improvisation that happens between step and step. It is to make the impossible thing possible: to dance silence. Carlos Gavito La Vida es Tango! Tango es la Vida! Abrazo Grande

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