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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…

Equine serum tested in COVID-19 patients at 18 Argentine health centers
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Argentina
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Equine serum tested in COVID-19 patients at 18 Argentine health centers

The Tico Times - September 16, 2020

The clinical study of a hyperimmune equine serum to combat Covid-19 is being carried out in patients from 18 hospitals in Argentina, the scientific director of the…

Costa Rican Health Minister concerned about COVID-19 hospital capacity
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Health Minister concerned about COVID-19 hospital capacity

AFP and The Tico Times - September 9, 2020

Costa Rica's Health Minister, Daniel Salas, warned Tuesday that the country could approach a saturation of its health system due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases.…

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: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 25, 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.…

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

U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 27, 2020

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica made the first of two planned donations of medical supplies to the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS). As part…