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WHO Head Warns “It’s Better To Be Careful”

The World Health Organization (WHO)has warned that although the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is petering out, countries must maintain mask mandates and other public health protocols. The WHO noted that if the world achieves a vaccination rate of 70 percent by this July, it will diminish the chance of any new variant emerging. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus […]

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PAHO Director Says Maintaining COVID-19 Protocol Is Crucial

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne, has again appealed to people across the Caribbean region to ensure that they take the vaccine. “I am a medical doctor, wife, mother and grandmother. I could not wait to get my vaccination, I was so anxious for the wellbeing of myself and my 95-year-old mother,” Dr. Etienne […]

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PAHO Sets Goal of 70 Percent Vaccination Rate By Mid-2022

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is looking to facilitate the vaccination of at least 70 percent of the collective population of Latin American and Caribbean member countries against the coronavirus (COVID-19) by mid-2022. Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, who notes that more than 60 percent of people in these states have been fully immunized, says PAHO’s Revolving Fund will shortly […]

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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 […]