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The Boricua Science Community Responds to COVID-19

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We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico.

CienciaPR joins the call to integrate San Juan into the municipal contact tracing system

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Ciencia Puerto Rico joins the COVID-19 Wisdom Coalition (COSACO), the Citizen Health Committee (CCS), Vistazo a la Ciencia, Periódico Nuestro, and Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción (MPA) to urgently ask the mayor of San Juan, the Hon. Carmen Yulín Cruz to take immediate action to integrate the municipality of San Juan into the Municipal System for Case Investigation and Contact Tracking (SMICRC). Currently, the capital city is the only municipality in Puerto Rico that does not participate in the SMICRC, despite having the highest incidence of infections and deaths in the entire archipelago. Below we share the full text of the letter.

26 de octubre del 2020

CienciaPR, Puerto Rico Public Health Trust and Mercy Corps join forces to educate about COVID-19

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), together with the humanitarian organization Mercy Corps Puerto Rico, dedicated to supporting communities and micro-businesses, started an alliance to educate young adults about the urgency of modifying their behaviors to stop COVID-19 infections in Puerto Rico.

With the slogan “Cuídate, Cuídame” (Take care of yourself, Take care of me), the organizations launched the educational campaign, which is made up of several efforts aimed mainly at the populations between 20 and 39 years old, which have the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico.

“Salud Pública al Mediodía”, a new virtual show about COVID-19 and public health

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT), launches “Salud Pública al Mediodía” (Public Health at Noon), the new digital transmission of live segments whose host will be the executive director of the PRPHT, Dr. José F. Rodríguez Orengo. The show will air via Facebook Live two to three times a week at noon; and will bring COVID-19 updates and various public health topics starting Monday, August 10.

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Alert on the Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Puerto Rico after surpassing 225 thousand molecular tests

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Comunicado de Prensa Puerto Rico Public Health Trust

After accomplishing more than 225,000 thousand molecular tests by private reference laboratories on the Island; The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) along with the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, warn of the reflected increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks.

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Remdesivir es autorizado únicamente como tratamiento de emergencia para pacientes hospitalizados

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13 MAYO, 2020 

HUMBERTO BASILIO

El remdesivir, un medicamento originalmente desarrollado para combatir el contagio de Ébola, fue autorizado para administrarse únicamente como tratamiento de emergencia en pacientes graves hospitalizados con COVID-19, en tanto continúa la investigación sobre su eficacia en general contra el virus SARS-CoV-2.

Innovación para acelerar el acceso a pruebas moleculares

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En el laboratorio de Engine-4 Coworking Space en Bayamón se adelanta el diseño y la impresión tridimensional de hisopos de resina para realizar las pruebas moleculares del COVID-19, con miras a que Puerto Rico no dependa de recibir desde el exterior estos componentes esenciales en la lucha por contener la pandemia.

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Puerto Rico reference laboratories have reached 100,000 molecular tests

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The COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Working Group led by the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), a program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust; Ciencia Puerto Rico, and the reference laboratories of Puerto Rico announce that 100,000 molecular tests for SARS-CoV-2 have already been completed since March 26 in collaborative efforts to fight the novel virus on the Island. The group also indicates that more than 3,000 daily tests are already being completed in these laboratories.

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