Sunday 11 April 2021

Covid-19 Costa Rica

Sneezing protocol and proper hand washing are crucial to prevent contagion. Remember that prevention is key.

Cause and Effect: Semana Santa and reduced restrictions taking its toll

QCOSTARICA - The relaxed restrictions of the month and in combination with Semana Santa has resulted in an increase in cases, almost double that...

Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ Covid response has led to Brazilian catastrophe, Dilma Rousseff says

Q REPORTS (TheGuardian) Jair Bolsonaro’s perverse and “genocidal” response to one of the world’s deadliest Covid outbreaks has left Brazil “adrift on an ocean...

Costa Rica approves use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

QCOSTARICA - The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission (CNVE) on Thursday approved the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This will be applied to...

Argentina decrees night curfew after spike covid-19 contagion

Q24N (Buenos Aires) Nighttime driving will be prohibited in Argentina as of this Friday and for three weeks, a measure that is applied for...

Brazilian variant of coronavirus detected in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - A 28-year-old man from Alajuela and a 32-year-old woman from Heredia are the first two cases of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2...

Health focuses vaccination of people over 58 in the event of a third wave of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health has ordered the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), to allocate 90% of all vaccines against covid-19 to...

Minister of Health will criminally denounce doctors who refuse to be vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, said on Tuesday during the press conference from Casa Presidencial, he will go to court to...

Costa Rica reaches a national vaccination rate of 9.78 per 100 inhabitants

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reported on Tuesday night that the vaccination teams have applied a total of 504,930 doses...

Latin America exceeds 25 million infections in unstoppable advance virus

Q REPORTS - Latin America surpassed 25 million infections of covid-19 this Friday amid an alarming advance of the pandemic that forces to increase...

Seniors generate long lines to get vaccinated (without an appointment) at the Tibás clinic

QCOSTARICA - Without an appointment or arriving ahead of time or after their scheduled vaccination against covid-19 caused long lines at the Clodomiro Picado...

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine protection lasts at least six months, protects against variants

(CNN)The ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine confirms its protection lasts at least six months after the second dose, the companies...

Pfizer has delivered 25% of the covid-19 vaccines purchased by the country

QCOSTARICA - Including the latest batch of vaccines against covid-19 landed this Tuesday night, March 30, at the Juan Santamaría airport, with a total...

75,000 vaccinations this coming week seems a lot

RICO's COVID DIGEST - On Friday, after a lot of backlash from the public and the country's legislators, President Carlos Alvarado personally announced that...

Health does not rule out containment measures due to the increase in COVID-19 cases

QCOSTARICA - In recent days an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica has been reported. The average of...

Deaths associated with covid-19 displaced heart attacks as leading cause of deaths in 2020

QCOSTARICA - Deaths associated to covid-19 displaced heart attacks in 2020, as the leading cause of death in Costa Rica. According to data from the...

President Alvarado asks for a review the covid-19 vaccination strategy

QCOSTARICA - Let's do some simple math. The country has received 676,455 vaccines in the first three months of the first delivery on December...

727 days (1.99 years) it will take Costa Rica to reach Herd Immunity

QCOSTARICA - The first vaccines against covid-19 in Costa Rica were applied on December 24, three months later, the data says that 106,227 Costa...

If the contagion rate continues to rise, Costa Rica could have 370 hospitalized within a month

QCOSTARICA - In the last couple of months, Costa Rica has experienced a marked drop in new confirmed cases and in the number of...

11th batch of covid-19 vaccines arrived: Costa Rica accumulates 676,455 doses

QCOSTARICA - A new batch of vaccines against covid-19 landed Tuesday night at the Juan Santamaría airport,  the 11th batch from Pfizer with a...

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