Rapid tests and false negatives: Puerto Rico and Peru’s strategies to defeat COVID-19

Against the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and health experts, the governments of Puerto Rico and Peru used rapid tests as a strategy to detect COVID-19 cases. Public health specialists and false-negative results reported in these countries warn that the so-called rapid tests are unsuitable for diagnosis.

Pruebas rápidas y falsos negativos: las estrategias de Puerto Rico y Perú frente al COVID-19

En contra de las recomendaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y de expertos sanitarios, los gobiernos de Puerto Rico y Perú usaron las pruebas rápidas como estrategia para detectar casos de COVID-19. Especialistas en salud pública y casos de falsos negativos reportados en dichos países advierten que las denominadas pruebas rápidas no son adecuadas para el diagnóstico.

Puerto Rico Went Through 3 Health Secretaries This Month As COVID-19 Spread; Chief Epidemiologist Resigns

By Angélica Serrano-Román | CTNewsJunkie and CTLatinoNews The response to the coronavirus pandemic in Puerto Rico is managed by a leaderless Health Department, which has performed only 776 tests in the last two weeks. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez on Thursday named Dr. Lorenzo González, who served in the same position from 2009 to 2011, … Continue reading Puerto Rico Went Through 3 Health Secretaries This Month As COVID-19 Spread; Chief Epidemiologist Resigns