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As 14th Case of Coronavirus is Recorded in Puerto Rico, Hospitals’ Spokesperson Says Testing is Essential

As 14th Case Recorded in Puerto Rico Hospitals’ Spokesperson Says Testing is Essential As 14th Case Recorded in Puerto Rico Hospitals’ Spokesperson Says Testing is Essential By María Soledad Dávila Calero on March 20, 2020 PRHA President Believes System Can … Continue reading

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Restricted criteria for Coronavirus tests in Puerto Rico

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/restrictedcriteriafortests-2553389 Restricted criteria for tests Despite recommendations by the scientific community and international organizations, the Puerto Rican government continues to examine only under very limited criteria Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 9:36 AM By Benjamín Torres Gotay Although in the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico governor orders most businesses shut down through March 30, 2020

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/governorordersmostbusinessesshutdown-2553156 Governor orders most businesses shut down For the first time in Puerto Rico, thousands of companies are ordered to close and the government only authorized limited operations in the food, health and finance sectors, among others Monday, March 16, … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico government urges people not to leave home through March 30, 2020

After March 30, what will happen if there are still cases in Puerto Rico, do we have another 14 day lockdown?  Even if all cases in Puerto Rico are eliminated, planes and ships can bring new cases.  What then? https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/governmenturgespeoplenottoleavehome-2553124Continue reading

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Epidemiologist: Distancing Measures Should Help Slow Spread of Covid-19

Epidemiologist: Distancing Measures Should Help Slow Spread of Covid-19 Epidemiologist: Distancing Measures Should Help Slow Spread of Covid-19 By José Alvarado Vega on March 17, 2020 Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Characteristics of Puerto Rico Population Make Impact of Outbreak Hard to … Continue reading

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Sixth Case of Covid-19 Confirmed in Puerto Rico

Hopefully the heat and humidity is not conducive to Coronavirus being easily transmitted in Puerto Rico since there have not yet been any reported cases that were community transmitted in PR. Sixth Case of Covid-19 Confirmed in Puerto Rico Sixth … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico first US territory under 24-hour virus isolation until March 30, 2020

https://news.yahoo.com/puerto-rico-first-us-territory-under-24-hour-224602015.html Puerto Rico first US territory under 24-hour virus isolation AFP•March 16, 2020 1 / 2 A woman sits by herself in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a normally busy area after Governor Wanda Vazquez told people to stay … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency to Fight Covid-19 Spread

Hopefully the Puerto Rican government is prepared, competent to mitigate this problem. Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency to Fight Covid-19 Spread Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency to Fight Covid-19 Spread By Caribbean Business news services on … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico medical quality, waiting times far worse than in the states

Study: P.R. hospitals show higher readmission, mortality rates vs. U.S. peers Study: P.R. hospitals show higher readmission, mortality rates vs. U.S. peers December 3, 201902009 The readmission rate measures the percentage of patients who had an unplanned readmission to the … Continue reading

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Federal authorities to stop fraud in healthcare programs

It is widely known that in PR, there is a great deal of healthcare fraud, as many citizens under-report their income to qualify for free medical care.  Doctors and dentists in PR have told me that it’s easier for the … Continue reading

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