Stories tagged: "coronavirus pandemic"


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Florida’s Dept. of Education May Put Thousands of ESL Students at Risk

Nearly 300,000 Spanish-speaking students in Florida will have to take a test in person at a time when COVID cases are on the rise.

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Pfizer Vaccine Protects Against Virus Variant, Study Suggests

Most of the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out around the world train the body to recognize that spike protein and fight it.

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Puerto Rico Teachers Federation Slams March School Reopening

The president of the federation said schools are not ready to open because of the high COVID-19 positivity rate and the over 100 school buildings in disrepair after last year's earthquakes.

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Nearly 40,000 Health Professionals Have Already Been Vaccinated in Puerto Rico

Long lines and traffic jams have formed during the first weeks of vaccination on the island while the government seeks to develop an appointment system to prevent crowding.

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Pet Adoptions Are Soaring Among Latinos Because of the Pandemic

There has been a boom in pet adoptions during the pandemic, but it's important to make sure the pet will fit into your post-COVID lifestyle before adopting.

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Meet the Nurse Who Administered the First COVID Vaccine in Puerto Rico

Hilda Alemán is the first health practitioner to give an anti-COVID shot on the island, and the fourth person to receive the much-anticipated vaccine.

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Puerto Rico Just Hit a Record Number of COVID Hospitalizations

The island’s tenuous situation continues and has claimed 1,238 lives so far. Local intensive care units are at 70% occupancy.