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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, January 8
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, January 8

The Tico Times - January 8, 2021

The country registered 1,447 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, January 6; 1,369 on Thursday, January 7; and 1,207 cases on Friday, January 8, reaching a total…

Costa Rica’s first coronavirus vaccines will arrive today
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Costa Rica’s first coronavirus vaccines will arrive today

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 23, 2020

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Costa Rica on Wednesday night, President Carlos Alvarado announced. Costa Ricans will begin receiving the vaccine…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, December 18
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, December 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2020

Costa Rica registered 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 16, 1,125 cases on Thursday, December 17, and 1,084 on Friday, December 18, reaching a total…

Messenger RNA: How a long-shot idea led to Covid-19 vaccines
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Messenger RNA: How a long-shot idea led to Covid-19 vaccines

Issam AHMED / AFP - December 16, 2020

Hungarian-born scientist Katalin Kariko's obsession with researching a substance called mRNA to fight disease once cost her a faculty position at a prestigious US university, which dismissed…

Who gets the coronavirus vaccine first?
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Who gets the coronavirus vaccine first?

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities on Wednesday provided a roadmap detailing which populations will receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The National Commission of Vaccination and…

Costa Rica authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine
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Costa Rica authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

Alejandro Zúñiga and AFP - December 16, 2020

The Health Ministry on Tuesday authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Costa Rica based on the emergency use authorization issued by the United States…

Costa Rica to authorize Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in ‘the coming hours’
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Costa Rica to authorize Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in ‘the coming hours’

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 15, 2020

Costa Rica suffered 61 coronavirus-related deaths since Friday for a total of 1,956, according to official data released Tuesday afternoon by the Health Ministry. Six-hundred and ten…

US approves Pfizer vaccine, paving path for Costa Rica
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US approves Pfizer vaccine, paving path for Costa Rica

Issam Ahmed / AFP and The Tico Times - December 12, 2020

The US green-lit the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine late Friday, paving the way for millions of vulnerable people to receive their shots in the world's hardest-hit country. President…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, December 11
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, December 11

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2020

Costa Rica suffered 49 coronavirus-related deaths between Wednesday and Friday for a total of 1,895, according to official data released Friday afternoon by the Health Ministry. Six-hundred…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, December 8
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, December 8

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 8, 2020

Costa Rica suffered 73 new coronavirus-related deaths since Saturday for a total of 1,846, according to official data released Tuesday afternoon by the Health Ministry. Six-hundred and…