Tag: coronavirus

POLITICS

Dr. Fauci Shows No Mercy On The Trump Campaign

Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, was in a no-holds-barred interview with the Washington Post on Sunday. Fauci, a top government scientist, issued an urgent call for a U.S. policy change on the coronavirus. He told the Washington Post that […]

NEWS

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 […]

POLITICS

Schumer — Mitch Playing A ‘Stunt’ With COVID-19 Stimulus

Following Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) scheduled coronavirus stimulus vote this week in the Senate, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has charged that Senator McConnell is playing a ‘stunt.’ McConnell’s scheduling of two stimulus votes this week includes a stand-alone Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bill on Tuesday and a $500 billion package that Democrats rejected last month. However, Schumer […]

NEWS

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Suffer Setback

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has paused its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant. The company made the announcement at the start of the week. It said the participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated by an independent data and safety monitoring board as well as the company’s clinical and safety physicians. […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Jobs Fall Lower Than Expected

The U.S. added fewer jobs than expected in September in a sign that America’s rebound from the economic collapse triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is slowing. Employers added 661,000 jobs against the more than 800,000 expected. The jobless rate fell to 7.9 per cent, dropping for a fifth month, but the minority workers hit hardest saw minor change. The gains […]

NEWS

Philippine’s President Duterte Gets Thumbs Up For Leadership

According to press reports, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating continues to skyrocket.  An opinion poll showed recently that despite the devastation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic meltdown facing the country, the President is viewed favorably by Filipinos. In the Pulse Asia survey, conducted a month ago with in-person interviews numbering 1,200 adult Filipinos, it found […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Places Stay-At-Home Order On The Elderly

According to a press report, Jamaica has placed a stay-at-home order for persons 70 years old and older. However, they are allowed to leave once per day for food, medicine, exercise, and other life necessities. This restriction forms part of the Government’s efforts to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the most vulnerable from the virus. “Given the high vulnerability […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Gets Field Hospital Valued At $105 Million

Jamaica’s capacity to monitor and treat patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been boosted by the donation of a field hospital, valued at approximately $105 million by the United States (US) Government. The 70-bed facility, located on the grounds of the National Chest Hospital in St. Andrew, was officially handed over on Thursday (September 24) by US Ambassador to Jamaica, […]

NEWS

WHO — 2 Million People Could Die Before Virus Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent report stated that the death toll from COVID-19 could reach 2 million before a vaccine is widely available. This dire outlook comes against the backdrop of a global death toll from the coronavirus which now approaches 1 million people. The World Health Organization opined that the doubling of that figure is “not […]

Jamaica

Public Health Expert — 17,000 Jamaicans Could Die From COVID-19

A public health expert is projecting that as many as 17,000 Jamaicans could die from COVID-19 if the spread continues its current trajectory. Dr. Alverston Bailey, Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Technology, says with the rapid spread of the virus, it’s time for a reality check for Jamaicans. He has noted the Health […]