Improving Health Services: A Global Imperative Amidst COVID-19
Patricio V. Marquez and Lani Rice Marquez
"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing”
Sustaining Essential Health Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Social Imperative
Patricio V. Marquez, Huihui Wang, Lydia Ndebele
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting 188 countries and territories across all regions.
Social distancing in the time of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costs and Benefits
Patricio V. Marquez, Santiago Herrera, and Luigi Butron Calderon
May 14, 2020
Do BCG Vaccinated People Have Some Immunity Advantage Over Non-Vaccinated People?
Second Installment of Preliminary Interrogation by Patricio V. Marquez, Albert Figueras, Allison Ross, Giovanni S. Marquez, and Jaime Bayona
“…government and municipal officials were putting their heads together.
Searching for Evidence in the COVID-19 Era: The BCG Case
A Preliminary Interrogation Conducted by Patricio V.
How to Prevent Jails and Prisons from Becoming New Hotspots for the Spread of COVID-19?
Recent newspaper articles have reported on the potential role of jails and prisons as “amplifiers” of the coronavirus pandemic (Ransom and Feuer 2020; Flagg and Neff 2020). For example, data from New York City jails show that 36 out of 1,000 inmates tested positive for the virus versus 4 out of 1,000 people in the city at large (The Legal Aid Society 2020). Additional information indicates that 23 states across the United States have reported cases in correctional facilities (Coppola and Pettersson 2020).
Does Tobacco Smoking Increases the Risk of Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Severity? The Case of China
Since December 2019, when Covid-19 emerged in Wuhan city and subsequently spread across China causing varying degrees of illness, the virus has now infected 92,100 people in at least 70 countries. Data reported from China provide insights into the biology, epidemiology, and clinical characteristics of Covid-19.
Men are at higher risk of Covid-19
The Unpredictable Social and Economic Cost of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak
With the realization that a novel coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) is likely, people across the globe are getting alarmed, and financial markets are starting to tumble.
Public Health Investments and Economic Gains: Learning from Latin America and Caribbean History in the Time of Coronavirus
With the advent of 2019-nCoV in China, the world has woken up once again to the inexorable reality that globalization, both the movement of people and goods and services across countries and from continent to continent, enables the spread of viruses and disease.
Galapagos’ Charles Darwin Foundation: An International Good Practice that Needs to be Supported
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of being invited by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) to the screening of a new documentary directed by Evert van den Bos, Galapagos, Hope for the Future. It was held in New York City as part of a meeting of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which offered me the opportunity to meet some of the members and learn more about its work.