Cuba announces dispatch of medical specialists to Mexico

Cuba announced on Tuesday they will dispatch medical specialists to Mexico as part of an island strategy to support other nations to face the new coronavirus, and at a time when regional health authorities warn that Latin America is still a few weeks away from seeing spikes. The island’s director of epidemiology, Francisco Durán, said...
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Candles, incense, and faith protects many in Mexico from COVID-19

Karina offers many remedies for all kinds of illnesses at her stall in the Sonora market in Mexico City, but she does not have an antidote against the coronavirus, but she does have a method that helps “a lot,” according to her: “Three white candles are lit and you ask your God for great faith....
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Fighting boredom – tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation

Due to Antarctica’s extreme winter, which includes four months of total darkness, polar explorers endured intense confinement in close quarters for long periods of time. American pioneer Richard Byrd explained, “little things … have the power to drive even the most disciplined … to the edge of insanity. The ones who survive with a measure...
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A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus

On Saturday the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of two antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and a related medication, chloroquine, for emergency use to treat COVID-19. The drugs were touted by President Trump as a “game changer” for COVID-19. However, a study just published in a French medical journal provides new evidence that hydroxychloroquine does...
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Researchers warn the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health

It’s the most dramatic government intervention into our lives since World War II. To fight the coronavirus outbreak, governments across the globe have closed schools, travel and businesses big and small. Many observers have fretted about the economic costs of throwing millions of people out of work and millions of students out of school. Now,...
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IPN works on medicine to confront COVID-19 in Mexico

The possibility of avoiding the greatest number of deaths in Mexico from COVID-19 could be in a medicine that the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) is currently in trial with. Transferon, a medicine used in various autoimmune, infectious, chronic-degenerative and respiratory disorders, is being tested to be used as an aid in the treatment of patients...
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Forget the toilet paper, beer is the panic buying choice in Mexico

After the federal government decreed a state of emergency in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary suspension of non-essential activities and services was announced, so that beer production in Mexico will stop, at least until April 30. The president of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry ( Canacintra ), Enoch Castellanos, announced...
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Institute of Culture in Puerto Vallarta Expands its Online Programming

The “My home, our culture” project continues to enrich its proposal of free activities and online entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to local artists, cultural managers and creators. Live talks, musical presentations, recreational workshops and original documentary series, are included in the programming through the digital platforms of the Government of Puerto Vallarta, the...
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What the coronavirus does to your body that makes it so deadly

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses belong to a group of viruses that infect animals, from peacocks to whales. They’re named for the bulb-tipped spikes that project from the virus’s surface and give the appearance of a corona surrounding it. A coronavirus infection usually plays out one of two ways: as an...
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Mexican with COVID-19 tells what it’s like to experience firsthand

From March 18 to 19, 2020, the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Mexico went from 118 to 164, that is, 49 new patients. One of these cases was Rodrigo, who offered his experience. It is the first time that a Mexican patient confirmed with COVID-19 tells the entire process of the disease, from symptoms to...
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Plácido Domingo is hospitalized in Mexico after being diagnosed with coronavirus

Plácido Domingo was hospitalized in a hospital in Acapulco, Mexico, with complications related to the coronavirus. The 79-year-old singer was diagnosed with the disease last week. The Spanish tenor’s representative informed media that “he is doing well and responding to treatment”. Plácido Domingo announced on his Facebook that he was diagnosed with coronavirus and published...
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Singing away the coronavirus blues

With constraints on our movements and general way of life becoming more and more restricted, we are feeling a loss of control not experienced since the second world war. In being confined to our homes, we are missing our normal social support from friends and family, and our freedom to control our day-to-day lives. But...
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