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Canada — The Best Country In The World For 2021

According to a USNews.com ranking report, Canada takes the top spot of being the best country in the world. The report is based on a survey of over 17,000 people from across the world, where participants were presented with 76 attributes and were asked how strongly they associated each one with a nation. 78 countries were included in this year’s rankings. Canada […]

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PAHO Director Urged Citizens “Not To Be Frightened”

Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne, says the entity has been in touch with Health Ministers of Member countries to share details about the new coronavirus (COVID-19) variant – Omicron – and will continue to provide updates and guidance when available. Omicron has been designated a variant of interest by the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

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Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective In Children

In a recent press release, Pfizer Incorporated said its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong long-term protection against the virus in a late-stage study conducted among adolescents aged 12 to 15 years. The company said a two-dose series of the vaccine was 100% effective against COVID-19, measured seven days through over four months after the second dose. “As the global health community […]

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Drug Overdose Continues To Plague The U.S.

Drawing from the latest available death certificate data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 100,300 Americans died of drug overdoses from May 2020 to April 2021. It’s not an official count. It can take many months for death investigations involving drug fatalities to become final, so the agency made the estimate based on 98,000 reports it has […]

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COVID-19 Update

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 255.4 million people, leaving more than 5.1 million dead across 196 countries and territories. The majority of those infected have recovered and many countries have rolled out vaccine campaigns as economies start to recover from the pandemic. — Thousands of protesters decrying COVID-19 vaccinations gathered in cities around Australia Saturday as smaller counter-rallies […]

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Malala Yousafzai — Girl’s Education Activist Assumes New Status

Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012, has got married, she said on a Twitter social media post. Malala who is now 24-year-old, and living in Britain, said she and her new husband, who she named only as Asser, […]

LIFESTYLE

Domestic Violence Signal

Isolation can increase the risk of violence at home. Use this discrete gesture during a video call to show you need help: 1. Hold hand up with palm facing another person. 2. Tuck thumb into palm. 3. Fold fingers down over thumb. Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add feedback to this story? Please add […]

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Global COVID-19 Deaths Rise To More Than 5 Million

According to Data from Johns Hopkins University more than five million people are said to have died of COVID-19 worldwide, 19 months since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. Although experts said the death rate could be much higher than reported the vaccines have slowed the death rate. However, health officials have warned that cases and deaths in some places […]

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PAHO Selects Two Entities For Regional Manufacturing Platform

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected two of 30 applicants, to date, for participation in the entity’s regional manufacturing platform. This initiative aims to forge alliances to accelerate vaccine and other critical health technology research, development, and manufacturing in the Americas. PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, said that the entities – public producer Bio-Manguinhos Institute of Technology on […]

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Eye On The Elderly

Research suggests many could be at risk of dementia from COVID-19 complications MEDICAL officials in Jamaica are keeping a close eye on the elderly who have contracted COVID-19 as global research suggests millions could face increased or accelerated risk of dementia as a result of long-term complications. Dementia is described by the Oxford Dictionary as a chronic or persistent disorder […]