Prodavinci found inequalities in the distribution of health centers designated to treat COVID-19. Rural areas were underserved and distance from treatment centers is associated with higher mortality.
Chagid Bacha, a 27-year-old Venezuelan, emigrated to Lebanon to escape inflation, repression, and the collapse of public services in Venezuela. Protests erupted in Lebanon because of the same issues, but everything worsened after the August 4 explosion.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has urged governments to ramp up their COVID-19 testing with massive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Venezuela didn’t follow the advice.
In the last month, Venezuela has experienced a phase of exponential growth in COVID-19 cases. Prodavinci asked 15 health experts in the country how to control the pandemic. These were their responses.
From the times of ancient Rome to the late 19th century, malaria was a deadly infection that no one knew how to cure, until chloroquine was discovered. Trump, Bolsonaro, and Maduro have defended its use against COVID-19, but scientific studies indicate that it is not effective.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants returned from Colombia to their native homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. Luis Guillermo Franquiz, a Venezuelan writer, was one of them. He lived and worked in Bogota. For 16 days, he walked to reach the border and crossed it. Luis Guillermo wrote his story.
Dylan was the first child treated for COVID-19 at Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos, the leading pediatric center in Venezuela. After the infection, the one-year-old boy developed kidney failure and an atypical form of Kawasaki syndrome. Doctors said he could die.
In Venezuela, questions of a deadlier coronavirus mutation arose after the government attributed the outbreak in the city of Maracaibo to a “much more aggressive virus.”
Sixteen reporters, four healthcare workers, and a human rights defender have been arbitrarily detained while covering COVID-19. U.N. experts said that these arrests deteriorate freedom of expression in the country.
There was a COVID-19 outbreak at a popular market in Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second most populous city. Everything there has changed. This is the story.
Two studies indicated that ivermectin reduced mortality rate by 80% in covid-19 patients, but Venezuelan doctor Carlos Chaccour was skeptical. He looked at the underlying database built by American company Surgisphere and found errors. This is the story of what happened next.
After two-and-a-half months of quarantine, Venezuelan authorities approved a plan to ease restrictions and resume activities in eight economic sectors, starting June 1st. However, Venezuela does not meet the public health criteria set by the World Health Organization to ease lockdown restrictions safely.