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CDC Assessment Puts Jamaica In A Spot Of Bother

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised its assessment of Jamaica’s COVID-19 risk from level three to Level Four, which is the highest on the risk assessment scale. Level Four means that travelers to Jamaica have an extremely high possibility of contracting COVID-19. As a result, the CDC is urging Americans to avoid travelling to Jamaica […]


U.S. Bucks Historical Death Trends

According to a report released recently, nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States this year during the coronavirus pandemic than expected, based on historical trends. About two-thirds of the deaths were due to COVID-19 illnesses. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that a little more than 299,000 more people died […]


CDC Director — Masks May Offer Greater Protection

The U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has touted face masks as providing better protection against COVID-19 than a vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield made the statement during a recent Senate Appropriations sub-committee hearing. “We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense,” Dr. Robert Redfield said. “I might even go so far […]


CDC In A Spot Of Bother

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to issue new guidelines for the reopening of schools soon. This move follows President Trump’s criticism of the agency’s recommendations that school reopening is currently too costly and impractical. President Trump has argued that keeping schools closed is part of the Democrats’ playbook to […]


Watch For COVID-19 Symptoms

According to the U.S. government agency, Center for Disease, Control, and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.  People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or […]


VP Pence — Coronavirus Infection Low Risk

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore More than 85,403 cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in over 60 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global death toll is more than 2,900. Most infections and deaths are in China. However, the U.S. has reported its first death of a man said to be in his 50s in the […]


U.S. Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in the state of Washington have reported that three hospitalized patients who have tested presumptive-positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, including one patient who died. According to the CDC two of the patients are from a long-term care facility (LTCF) where one is a health care worker. […]


WHO — Coronavirus A Global Health Emergency!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the rapid spread of the coronavirus affecting more than 8,200 people across the world is a global health emergency — a rare designation that helps the international agency mobilize financial and political support to contain the outbreak. The announcement comes just hours after the U.S. confirmed its first human-to-human transmission of the […]


More U.S. Colleges And Universities Adopting Tobacco-Free Policies

According to cdc.gov, more than twice as many U.S. college and university campuses were smoke free or tobacco free in 2017 as in 2012. The agency noted that as of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses prohibited smoking in all indoor and outdoor areas, up from 774 campuses in 2012. It further noted that in 2017, […]