COVID-19

Buenos Aires Reopens as Virus Surge Forces São Paulo to Partially Shut Down

SÃO PAULO (AP) — São Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazil’s megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while residents of Argentina’s capital were stepping out to movie theaters and restaurants.

  • Mar 4, 2021
  • 1:34 PM

New Report and Mapping Tool Provide Insight Into NYC Neighborhoods Where Immigrants Are Most At-Risk for Negative Health Outcomes

CMS said that the report comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate immigrant communities and vaccine distribution in New York City has been uneven across racial and socioeconomic groups.

  • Mar 3, 2021
  • 1:21 PM

Colombia 1st in Americas to Get Vaccines From UN Program

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia on Monday became the first country in the Americas to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative, a program meant to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people are inoculated but that has so far struggled to assist nations around the globe.

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 5:15 PM

What’s the Post-Pandemic Catch-Up Plan, Especially for Students of Color?

It’s still dangerous as hell out there.

  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 11:08 AM

Anger Increases in Peru Over Secret Inoculations of Wealthy

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Public indignation over secret coronavirus vaccinations for the wealthy and well-connected in Peru grew Wednesday, a day after the Vatican’s ambassador to the South American nation admitted he was inoculated ahead of health care workers and the poor.

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • 4:47 PM

Supporting Our Heroes: I Will Not Give in to the Corruption of the Vaccine

I’ve written in the past that essential workers are not heroes simply because we are treated like we are expendable. But heroes are real. I know a hero. She gave me a much-needed reality check. Her name is Celeste Castillo.

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • 9:47 AM

How Chile Became an Unlikely Winner in the COVID-19 Vaccine Race

To date, Chile has ordered close to 90 million vaccine doses—enough to fully vaccinate its population of 19.2 million people twice.

  • Feb 16, 2021
  • 5:15 PM

Latinos Face Barriers Like Fear, Language in Getting Vaccine

From elderly Cuban Americans in Florida to farmworkers in California, Latinos face daunting barriers to getting COVID-19 vaccines, creating risks for public health as the coronavirus mutates and spreads.

  • Feb 16, 2021
  • 10:41 AM

Puerto Rico Prepares to Reopen Schools 1 Year After Pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Monday that five grades will return to in-person classes next month as the U.S. territory prepares to reopen public schools for the first time in a year, causing some parents to worry about a potential increase in coronavirus cases.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

Dr. Fauci: One Year Into The Pandemic (A Latino USA Podcast)

He is often seen as the leading voice in combating COVID-19, which has now killed more than 440,000 people and infected over 26 million across the country. A disproportionate number of those have been Black, Latino and Indigenous people.

  • Feb 5, 2021
  • 11:30 AM

Desperation Grows as Mexico Runs Out of Vaccines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Desperation mounted in Mexico Thursday as the country runs out of coronavirus vaccines, a government registration website crashed for a third straight day and restaurant workers protested virus restrictions they say are driving them into poverty.

  • Feb 4, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

Mexico City Otomí Community Continues Occupation of Government Offices to Demand Decent Housing in Pandemic

MEXICO CITY — For close to four months, members of the Indigenous Otomí community in Mexico City have occupied  government offices amid the effects of worsening public health and economic crises that have exacerbated their decades-long neglect by local and federal authorities.

  • Feb 1, 2021
  • 11:03 AM

I Am a Psychiatrist and I Am Taking the COVID-19 Vaccine

The job then comes to help facilitate the patient making an informed decision based on science and facts.

  • Jan 28, 2021
  • 11:19 AM

Wearing a Mask Makes Us Face Our Own Mortality (OPINION)

As a professor of philosophy, I think a lot about freedom and what it is and what it is not. I don’t think it is what the anti-maskers think it is

  • Jan 27, 2021
  • 9:45 AM

Puerto Rico quedó fuera de los informes del Task Force sobre COVID-19 de la Casa Blanca de Trump

SAN JUAN — El COVID Task Force de la Casa Blanca ha estado haciendo análisis semanales del estado de situación de la pandemia y emite un informe con recomendaciones a cada uno de los gobiernos estatales hace más de seis meses, pero ha dejado afuera a Puerto Rico.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 9:46 AM

Mexico’s President Says He’s Tested Positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.

  • Jan 24, 2021
  • 10:18 PM

Mexico Looks to Reopen Schools in Just One of Its States

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in one of the country’s 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday.

  • Jan 22, 2021
  • 5:33 PM

Mexico Posts Near-Record 1,539 COVID-19 Deaths, 20,548 Cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day.

  • Jan 21, 2021
  • 12:23 PM

How an Evicted Family United a Community in a Fight for Housing Rights

This is only the beginning for Ynes Torres, her family, and the citizens of Inglewood.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Mexico to Vaccinate Rural Elderly, but Still Awaits Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Once Mexico has vaccinated its frontline medical workers against COVID-19, the government will turn its attention to the elderly living in its most remote places, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • 12:56 PM

Puerto Rico to Reopen Beaches, Relax Coronavirus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor announced Tuesday that he will reopen beaches, marinas and pools, eliminate a Sunday lockdown and shorten a curfew that has been in place since the pandemic began to control the number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 8:54 PM

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