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.

Another Big Quake Strikes Puerto Rico Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Puerto Rico is struggling to simultaneously tackle two emergencies with limited resources: earthquakes that have not stopped since December and the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the earthquakes in the south of the island have never ceased, none have been as strong as the magnitude 5.4 earthquake reported at 7:13 a.m. Saturday.