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28 Jun 2021 – 08:00 AM EDT

Vaccine diplomacy: how the US is overtaking China and Russia

Across Latin America, China has carried out a successful vaccine diplomacy campaign, delivering shipments of its drugs as part of a global effort to increase its power and influence. The United States is now on track to overtake China, but some experts say the Biden administration should do more for Latin America. ( Leer en español)
21 Jun 2021 – 06:15 PM EDT

Mexico signed a contract for 35 million CanSino vaccines with a nonexistent company

A company with four employees, based out of an office in Switzerland and formed only after signing the contract with Mexico, is charged with packing and distributing 35 million doses of the controversial CanSino vaccine for the Mexican people. The president of the company is a Mexican lawyer, currently sanctioned for a financial scheme that surfaced in the Panama Papers scandal. Lea este artículo en español.
20 Abr 2021 – 10:59 AM EDT

Brazil needs vaccines now - a call from the Amazon

Por::Flávio Dino
As President Biden prepares to meet President Bolsonaro for the first time at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate scheduled for April 22nd, the coronavirus pandemic is devastating the Amazon and its communities.
31 Dic 2020 – 09:43 PM EST

2020 in Photos: The Year of Covid

020 has had its fair share of powerful stories. Real America sat down with Getty Images Special Correspondent John Moore as he shares his experience covering the most impactful story of the year: the coronavirus pandemic.
29 Dic 2020 – 06:04 PM EST

Hospitales de Bakersfield anuncian suspensión temporal de cirugías electivas

Los hospitales de la ciudad están viendo una gran cantidad de pacientes con cuadros de COVID-19 que los ponen en peligro de agotar sus insumos, capacidad y recursos humanos, y se espera que después de las fiestas la situación empeore.
27 Dic 2020 – 06:53 PM EST

Covid lessons: what my father’s wartime diaries taught me about living through adversity

Christmas 1940 was the worst of all times in Britain. Most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Hitler was trying to bomb London into submission. My father, aged 20, was training to be an Air Force pilot though he had his misgivings about bombing Germany. ( Leer en español)
12 min de lectura
20 Dic 2020 – 11:10 AM EST

How an immigrant scientist paved the way for covid-19 vaccine

Katalin Karikó saw her early research rejected but she persisted and is now tipped for a Nobel Prize together with her colleague Dr Drew Weissman. Their breakthrough invention is now the key to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and could open the door to new medical cures. ( Leer en español)
7 min de lectura
10 Dic 2020 – 11:02 AM EST

Latinos are especially reluctant to get flu shots – how a small clinic in Indiana found ways to overcome that

Por::Pamela M. Aaltonen
The Latino population is more reluctant than most other groups to get the flu vaccine and often pays a high price with their health. Why are they so wary of vaccines and could that also be an indicator of who is willing to get a covid-19 vaccine?
4 min de lectura
2 Oct 2020 – 10:39 AM EDT

Scars of the pandemic

To be Hispanic in coronavirus times has more than its fair share of consequences. Latinos were the first to get sick and also the first to lose their jobs. Allapattah, a small South Florida neighborhood, is a prime example of how covid-19 ended up hurting a poor community.
1 min de lectura
24 Sep 2020 – 12:56 PM EDT

The heroes of the pandemic: “When the world is burning, I must put out the fire”

At the peak of the pandemic, nearly half of positive covid-19 cases in North Carolina were among Latinos, despite just being 9.6% of the population. In the absence of adequate state or federal support, a group of Latina doctors and activists is taking the community’s health into their own hands. ( Leer en español)
14 min de lectura
24 Sep 2020 – 11:51 AM EDT

N.C. Latinos fighting the pandemic

At the peak of the pandemic, nearly half of positive covid-19 cases in North Carolina were among Latinos, despite just being 9.6% of the population. In the absence of adequate state or federal support, a group of Latina doctors and activists is taking the community’s health into their own hands.
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21 Sep 2020 – 06:10 PM EDT

Covid-19: Is a second wave coming?

Alarm bells are ringing in Europe and there are some danger signs in the United States, but experts say it’s still too soon to tell what will happen in the next few months. A lot depends on our social behavior.
6 min de lectura
6 Sep 2020 – 10:58 AM EDT

Trump’s covid vaccine dilemma: how public skepticism threatens to undermine a possible cure

Trump promised a “miracle” and he may need one to persuade his skeptical supporters to take the covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. For years, Trump was a vaccine skeptic who blamed childhood immunizations for autism. ( Leer en español)
8 min de lectura
16 Jul 2020 – 01:33 PM EDT

Cases piling up in courts due to lack of juries in covid times

Under the United States Constitution, no one can be charged in federal court without the case first being brought before a grand jury. Meanwhile, many federal investigations are on hold and arrests are delayed due to the inability to press charges. ( Leer en Español)
5 min de lectura
8 Jul 2020 – 03:20 PM EDT

Centro para ancianos que dan positivos por coronavirus no tiene aire acondicionado en momentos que se avecina una ola de calor

Familiares de personas internadas en el centro geriátrico River City dijeron que no funciona el aire acondicionado desde el fin de semana y que el intenso calor está provocando complicaciones en la salud de los pacientes.
2 min de lectura
6 Jul 2020 – 04:26 PM EDT

In graphics: How covid-19 infections have skyrocketed in states that have not required face masks

The list of governors who ordered face masks to be used in public has grown in response to the uptick in coronavirus cases in the United States. The states that are reporting the worst outbreaks have one thing in common: they do not require (or until recently did not require) the widespread use of face masks.
7 min de lectura
25 Jun 2020 – 11:32 AM EDT

Café Dato: How to combat stress in times of coronavirus?

Por::Mayra Rocha
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends daily exercise, a healthy diet and learning the method of relaxation breathing.
2 min de lectura
3 Jun 2020 – 11:57 AM EDT

In the eye of the pandemic: how the coronavirus spread through a small immigrant town in Iowa

Antojitos Carmen is a popular, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the small town of Columbus Junction, Iowa. But, an outbreak of coronavirus in a local Tyson meat packing plant turned the community into one of nation's hotspots for the disease, wreaking havoc on three generations of the restaurant's immigrant owners. ( Leer en español)
16 min de lectura
3 Jun 2020 – 11:53 AM EDT

How a Mexican restaurant in Iowa survived a major coronavirus outbreak

An outbreak of covid-19 at a Tyson meat processing plant in Columbus Junction turned an Iowa county one of the nation's coronavirus hotspots. It was a life and death fight for María del Carmen Castellanos and her husband Salvador Ortega, the owners of the Mexican restaurant 'Antojitos Carmen.' ( Read full story)
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28 May 2020 – 05:19 PM EDT

Government paid $336 million for ventilators unsuitable for Covid-19 intensive care units treatment, experts say

Por::Sarena Snider
The ventilators fail to meet HHS guidelines according to Columbia Journalism Investigations in collaboration with Univision Investiga. Lea esta historia en español.
11 min de lectura