Free COVID Tests in Puerto Vallarta's Parque Hidalgo 
Diario de Vallarta
The Jalisco Ministry of Health reported that they installed a module for free COVID tests this week in Hidalgo Park for the general public, not yet know how many days it will be working. Read more...

Mexico Health Experts Say COVID's Fifth Wave May Peak This Month
The fifth wave of coronavirus began in early May, say experts, but officials waited until after the elections to say so, according to one. Read more...

COVID-19 Cases in Jalisco Increase 356% In the Past Month Since Mask Mandate Lifted 
Almost a month after having withdrawn the mandatory use of face masks in Jalisco, cases of COVID-19 among citizens have more than tripled, according to the daily statistics of infections from the Jalisco Health Secretariat. Read more...

Facing a Rebound in COVID-19 Cases, Mexico Will Resume Daily Reports on Pandemic 
The Ministry of Health announced this week that it will again modify its communication strategy on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the fact that in the last epidemiological week there was an increase in infections at the national level. Read more...

A More Traditional Coronavirus Shot Is on the Way. Some People Can't Wait. 
Carolyn Y. Johnson - The Washington Post
More than a year after people began rolling up their sleeves for cutting-edge coronavirus shots, a new vaccine - this one based on a classic, decades-old technology - is expected to begin rolling out this summer. Read more...

COVID Cases Increase in Puerto Vallarta 
Mexico Daily Post
The Puerto Vallarta health sector has reported that in recent days there has been an increase in the positivity of COVID-19 detection tests, up to 20%. Read more...

COVID and Discrimination Aggravated Maternal Mortality in Latin America 
Mario Osava - IPS
The Pan American Health Organization, states that "maternal mortality is unacceptably high" and that they are "mostly preventable" deaths, which especially affect pregnant women in rural areas. Read more...

'Bring Back Facemasks, Pandemic Far From Over,' Mexico Doctor Says  
Salvador Rivera - WIProud
The president of Tijuana's Medical Health Cluster, Dr. Abraham Sanchez Frehem, is imploring Tijuana officials to bring back facemasks as a way to keep "the guard up." Read more...

COVID Was Vanishing Last Memorial Day. US Cases Are Five Times Higher Now. 
Fenit Nirappil - Washington Post
The United States is recording more than 100,000 infections a day - at least five times higher than this point last year - as it confronts the most transmissible versions of the virus yet. Read more...

In Jalisco There Are Only 13 Hospitalized by COVID-19 
Milton Colmenares - Vallarta Independiente
The numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in Jalisco remain at very low levels; there will be no changes or new measures. Read more...

A Better Understanding of Long COVID, and How Widespread Is It 
Pam Belluck - The New York Times
Throughout the pandemic, long COVID has remained something of a medical mystery. Now, amid the latest surge of infections, a series of major studies are shedding light on the condition. Read more...

COVID-19: Rise of the Super Rich & Fall of the World's Poor 
Thalif Deen - IPS
The latest brief by Oxfam International shows that 573 people became new billionaires during the two-and-a half-year COVID 19 pandemic - while the world's poverty stricken continued to increase. Read more...

CDC Recommends COVID Booster Shot for Children Ages 5 to 11 
Katie Shepherd - The Washington Post
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Thursday that children ages 5 to 11 get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to boost their immunity as cases and hospitalizations tick upward. Read more...

Schools Closed in Nayarit Due to COVID-19 Outbreak 
The Sun Post
Authorities clarified that the recently emerged outbreak in the Technological University of Xalisco assumes that the pandemic is not over and that is why the need to continue taking care of oneself. Read more...

C.D.C. Urges Adults 50 and Older to Get Second Booster Shot 
Sharon LaFraniere - The New York Times
In a sign of growing concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now saying that all people 50 or older should get a second booster shot if at least four months have passed since their first booster dose. Read more...

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