Amazon is continuing its expansion into healthcare

Big Tech companies are increasingly diversifying. We’ve talked about how they’ve started to venture into the insurance space, given the ample data they have access to for the ‘underwriting process’, and healthcare is no different. Case in point: Amazon, the tech and e-commerce giant, recently announced that it plans to acquire One Medical, a tech-powered …

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Everything you need to know about monkeypox

While the COVID-19 pandemic still has the world on its toes, monkeypox starts to appear in different countries across the globe. On Saturday, Mexico confirmed its first case – Argentina was the first-ever Latin American country to report a monkeypox case. Monkeypox was detected in 20 countries and has affected over 200 people (mainly in …

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Sahara dust cloud arrives in Mexico – What does this mean for people with respiratory problems

Each year a dust cloud leaves Africa’s Sahara Desert and travels across the Atlantic ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico to reach the USA. The massive dusty and dry air cloud is also known as the Saharan Air Layer. This Pacific Prime Latin America article will cover all the essential facts about the …

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Introducing Pacific Prime’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

Pacific Prime is out with the latest version of the Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022. Check out this year’s top 100 locations based on their individual and family average international private medical insurance (IPMI) premiums. The report also analyses the changing global and local medical trends in depth. We take a brief look …

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5 best countries to visit as international travel rebounds

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its partner ForwardKeys, there’s going to be a major uptick in international flight bookings this year as countries across the globe slowly reopen their borders and ease travel restrictions. With its sun, sea, and, of course, close proximity to the US, it’s no surprise that …

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Everything you need to know about traveling to Mexico during COVID-19

While coronavirus cases are still high around the world and staying home is the best way to stay safe, travel is still inevitable for some. Are you planning to travel to Mexico during COVID-19? Just recently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moved Mexico’s travel advisory rating to Level 4. The increase …

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Pfizer booster shot in Dubai: Am I eligible and how do I book an appointment?

To combat the rise of Omicron, the government is now offering a Pfizer booster shot in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates. People who had a Pfizer-BioNTech or Sputnik V second vaccine dose more than six months ago are eligible to book the Pfizer booster shot appointment. Find out whether you’re eligible for the …

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Day of the Dead: What you need to know about this Mexican holiday

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an annual celebration of life and death. The holiday was first introduced in Mexico and is now celebrated throughout Latin America between October 31st and November 2nd. During this time, Mexicans remember and honor their loved ones who have passed. However, the occasion is neither …

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COVID-19: How being unvaccinated may cost you money

In countries around the world, vaccine hesitancy is an obstacle to the COVID-19 immunization drive. From incentives in the USA to Hong Kong and beyond, people are being encouraged to get vaccinated. Still on the fence about doing so? This development might change your mind: the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (for people aged 16+) has received approval …

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Where can I travel in Latin America? A guide to travel restrictions by countries

Travelers wait with bated breath as countries are gradually opening up again. Many of us can’t wait to scratch that travel itch in a world where it’s safe again for vacations and business trips. Hopping on a short flight to a neighboring country is no longer as easy as it once was. While necessary, the …

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