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Bernie Sanders Pushes Free Masks For All U.S. Households

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he will introduce legislation “for N95 masks to be sent to every household in the country.” “All Americans should have face masks that will keep them safe. I will be introducing legislation tomorrow for N95 masks to be sent to every household in the country. This will save lives and reduce health […]

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How To Make Jamaican Saltfish Fritters

Saltfish fritters are a popular staple in the breakfast department in any Jamaican household. However, these days they are also served as dessert or appetizer. These little crispy and succulent delight are easy to prepare. There is no doubt that you’ll enjoy them once served. In local parlance, they are known as ‘flittas.’ So, in patois, you will hear Jamaicans […]

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UK Data Shows Booster Shot 88% Effective

According to press reports, new data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has shown that a booster vaccine is 88% effective at preventing people from ending up in hospital with COVID-19. The study confirms that two doses of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna vaccines offer little protection against being infected with Omicron, but protection against severe disease appears to […]

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FDA Approves Merck & Co’s Antiviral Pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Merck & Co’s. antiviral pill for COVID-19 for certain high-risk adult patients, a day after giving the go-ahead to a similar treatment from Pfizer Inc for high-risk patients above the age of 12. Merck’s drug, molnupiravir, developed with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, was shown to reduce hospitalizations and deaths by around 30% in a […]

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COVID-19 Update

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 267.8 million people, leaving more than 5.3 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. — Jamaica on Wednesday reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 and no virus-related deaths, pushing the […]

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How To Make Haitian Freedom Soup

The U.N. cultural agency UNESCO’s declaration of Haitian’s traditional pumpkin soup known as “soup joumou” an intangible cultural value to humanity must have been a sweet way for the people of that country to end the year amid the social upheaval, trials, and tribulations that the nation continues to face. The soup is nutrient-packed and a spicey delicacy that is […]

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U.S. Set To See Increase In Hospitalizations And Deaths From Deadly Omicron

President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday that the United States would likely see record numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths as the omicron variant spread. In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union program, Fauci told host Jake Tapper that gloomy days are ahead. “We are going to see a significant stress in some […]

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Omicron Hits The Vaccinated Hard

According to a recent press report, most of the more than 40 COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant identified in the United States so far were in people who were fully vaccinated, and a third of them had received a booster dose.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that of the 43 cases attributed to […]

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Business Mogul Elon Musk Concerned With Under-Population

Business billionaire Elon Musk laments the low level of the world’s population.  The Tesla CEO said recently at The Wall Street Journal’s Annual CEO Council meeting that there are “not enough people” in the world and it could threaten human civilization. “I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate,” […]

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Existing Vaccine Good Enough To Fight Omicron

Existing vaccines should still protect people who contract the Omicron variant from severe Covid cases, a World Health Organization (WHO) official says. It comes as the first lab tests of the new variant in South Africa suggest it can partially evade the Pfizer jab. Researchers say there was a “very large drop” in how well the vaccine’s antibodies neutralized the […]