Human Rights Watch demands universal and equitable access to vaccines against Covid-19

Human Rights Watch calls for equal global access to vaccines (Photo: Gamaleya National Center) The humanitarian organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched a new order, so that the governments who have allocated large public funds to the development of vaccines against COVID-19 ensure that there will be universal and equitable access to that benefit throughout […]

X-ray of excess deaths from the pandemic

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection assured that mortality in times of pandemic has represented a constant measurement challenge to establish how many people die from Covid-19 or from other causes. In the case of Barranquilla, he indicated that it is the city on the Atlantic Coast and in Colombia that –apparently– has gone […]

Invima alert for risk of KN95 masks with factory defect

Invima issued an alert last Thursday about the imported mask KN95 Putian Zhongjin Shoes Co Ltd, because it presents risks of “mask collapse”, “difficulties in breathing” and “adverse events on patients”. The design error was detected by the importer himself and “for this reason it requested to withdraw the product from the market.” In this […]

Two other health workers died in Barranquilla due to possible COVID-19

Two other health workers in Barranquilla, the doctor Andrés Acevedo and the nursing assistant Delcy Talaigua, died – apparently – by COVID-19. The general doctor Andrés Roberto Acevedo, 58 years old, a Costa Rican national and who had been living and working in the city for 17 years, lost his life this Thursday after being […]

They prioritize medical care for those over 60 with COVID-19

People over 60 years of age have become the population most affected by the new coronavirus, to the point that they account for nearly 75% of the deaths registered by this disease in the city. This situation has caused an alert among the district authorities, who launched a strategy to reduce the mortality of older […]

Golden Gate receives its first patients this Wednesday

As of this Wednesday, the Puerta de Oro Events Center will become the Early Care Center for patients with COVID-19 in the Barranquilla District. In this space, as explained by the Mayor of Barranquilla, patients with mild or moderate symptoms and who are unable to be in their homes during the incubation period of the […]