PR case count is rising, and San Juan is the center of the COVID-19 infections. The island has a poor record of testing, tracking and preventive public health policies. The NYTimes map is helpful, but when looking at specific data showing towns and number of infections it is described as “unknown”. It would be helpful for those visiting or living in the island to have those numbers. The island has been optimistic about reopening and is not eagerly pursuing more testing or monitoring the accuracy of the little testing they do. To all of you who are thinking of 🇵🇷: Quédate en tu casa, no hay vacuna ni tratamiento fácil para recuperación de COVID-19.
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I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life. View more posts