OP-ED, SCIENCE ARTICLES & MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
I have guided more than 50 members of the CienciaPR network in the publication of more than 60 Spanish-language articles about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. I established a collaboration with the morning radio show Sin Tapujos on WIAC 740AM Radio, where experts from our network go on air at least once a week to discuss topics related to the pandemic from a scientific perspective.. I have also coordinated or facilitated more than 50 Spanish-language radio, TV, podcast, and press interviews with scientists and experts who are members of the CienciaPR network. You can learn more about the story behind some these efforts in this NPR interview (in English). You can read, watch or listen most of the content HERE (in Spanish).
RESOURCES FOR JOURNALISTS
On May 11, 2020, I hosted an informational session for journalists in Puerto Rico (in Spanish) featuring presentations and a Q&A with experts in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. I also led the development of this document (in Spanish), answering 24 FAQs about SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, testing and contact tracing.
Retos éticos, bioéticos y periodísticos frente a un nuevo virus (Ethical, bioethical and journalistic challenges against a new virus) (May 7, 2020). I participated of the Foro Virtual Hispanoamericano de Periodismo Científico (Virtual Hispanic-American Forum on Science Journalism) in a panel where we discussed how to deal with the ethical and journalistic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comercios se preparan para reabrir a pesar de que expertos en salud afirman que es apresurado (Businesses Get Ready To Reopen Despite Health Experts Saying It's Rushed) (May 22, 2020) Univisión Puerto Rico
Uso de las pruebas para COVID-19 (COVID-19 Tests)(May 5, 2020) Noticias Telemundo
Verdades y mentiras acerca del coronavirus (Truth and Lies About the Coronavirus) (April 20, 2020) Noticias Telemundo
Recomendaciones para protegernos del contagio de COVID-19 (Recommendations to Protect Ourselves Against the Coronavirus) (April 8, 2020) Noticias Telemundo
La "curva del coronavirus" necesita aplanarse (We Need to Flatten the Coronavirus Curve) (March 20, 2020) Noticias Telemundo
RADIO & PODCAST
Of Earthquakes and Pandemics (May 4, 2020) English-language interview with Latino Rebels Radio about the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5.4 earthquake that struck southern Puerto Rico on May 2, and how the government has responded to these emergencies.
Puerto Ricans Are At Risk From The Coronavirus And A Lack Of Information (April 7, 2020) English-language interview with NPR's Short Wave podcast about CienciaPR's efforts to provide timely and culturally relevant COVID-19 public health and science information in Spanish for Puerto Ricans.
Recomendaciones para combatir la desinformación sobre COVID-19 (April 14, 2020) Spanish-language interview with Caminos en Ciencia, where I talked about strategies to avoid and address misinformation about COVID-19.