Puerto Rico


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Nearly 40,000 Health Professionals Have Already Been Vaccinated in Puerto Rico

Long lines and traffic jams have formed during the first weeks of vaccination on the island while the government seeks to develop an appointment system to prevent crowding.

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Meet the Nurse Who Administered the First COVID Vaccine in Puerto Rico

Hilda Alemán is the first health practitioner to give an anti-COVID shot on the island, and the fourth person to receive the much-anticipated vaccine.

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This Puerto Rican Teacher Didn’t Care About Politics Until 2016, Then Everything Changed

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ message was an eye-opener for Jochua Cora, who became a political activist and now believes in a better future.

Arlene and Melvin Bonilla-Nurses during COVID-19
This Mom and Dad Are COVID-19 Nurses at the Same Hospital

As nurses in the same hospital, Melvin Bonilla and his wife, Arlene Bonilla, care for COVID-19 patients daily. They have to balance their love for their profession and protecting their family.

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I’m A Doula. Here’s What’s Happening to Mothers Giving Birth During This Crisis

Pregnant women are being forced to choose between solitude or home delivery due to coronavirus.

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An 87-Year-Old Veteran Fully Recovered From COVID-19

Frank Eller, an 87-year-old California resident filled Puerto Rican doctors and citizens with hope, by defeating the disease amid an array of pre-existing conditions.