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Costa Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations
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Costa Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2021

Public hospitals in Costa Rica began to gradually reduce the beds designated to the care of Covid-19 patients following a sustained fall in infections over recent weeks.…

Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid
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Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - February 17, 2021

With the announcement from the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) that the second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients is soon to…

Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped
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Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Treating coronavirus patients with an antibody-rich serum made from horse plasma hasn't produced the desired results, Costa Rican authorities said. Román Macaya, executive president of the Costa…

Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations
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Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - October 3, 2020

An antiviral treatment made with plasma from immunized horses is Costa Rica's hope to face the growing spread of Covid-19 in the country and avoid the threat…

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020
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Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 28, 2020

Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) announced Thursday that in-person classes will not return in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In-person learning has been suspended since mid-March.…

News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts
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News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR
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Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. Two versions of…

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains
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Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

The Tico Times - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing significant financial strains. Mario Devandas, the director and workers' representative before the Social Security…

Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby
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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

The Tico Times - April 19, 2020

A baby girl named Isabel Lucía is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure in Costa Rica's public healthcare system.…