Tag: coronavirus

NEWS

U.S. COVID-19 Misery Continues

The United States continues to be the most infected country in the world with coronavirus disease. The country has registered 5,000,603 cases and 162,441 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University’s latest report. “The United States just passed 5 million reported infections of COVID-19,” tweeted, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and Trump’s opponent in the upcoming November general election. “It’s […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Trending Upwards

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a 13th death from COVID-19.  The latest death is that of an 88-year-old woman from Clarendon, who was admitted to a public health facility in the parish on Tuesday, August 4. It also announced that 29 new samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases for […]

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WHO — “Vaccine Nationalism Is Not Good, It Will Not Help Us”

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it would be in the interest of no one to protect any developed and produced vaccine. The wealthier nations he warned should ensure that any vaccines produced to protect against the new coronavirus be shared globally. “Vaccine nationalism is not good, it will not help us,” said the UN health agency’s Chief Dr. Tedros […]

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White House Coordinator — COVID-19 Now More Widespread In U.S.

The U.S. is in a new phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx. She said that the deadly virus is more widespread than when it first took hold in the U.S. earlier this year. “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily […]

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U.S. Economy Wobbles

The U.S. economy experienced a 32.9% downward slide in its annual rate for the second quarter as the country begins to see severe cutbacks in spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decline is the deepest since the government began keeping records in 1947 and three times more severe than the prior record of 10% set in 1958. Reduced spending […]

Jamaica

Jamaica — Covid-19 Cases Continue To Climb

In its latest update, Jamaica recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases bringing their total number of confirmed positives for the island to 878. The newly confirmed cases are comprised of six (6) females and eight (8) males, with ages ranging from four (4) months to 61 years and addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (7), Clarendon (2), St. James (2), St. […]

NEWS

Florida Braces For Tropical Storm Isaias

Amid the coronavirus plaguing Florida’s state — 451,000 cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, it must now contend with Tropical Storm Isaiah. The system has triggered storm watches and warnings for at least a dozen islands as its predicted path takes it toward Florida’s southern tip. The state sits squarely in the center of the system’s forecast […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Update

Jamaica recorded six new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed positives for the island to 837. The newly confirmed cases consist of three (3) females and three (3) males, aged 23 to 56 years and with addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (3), St. Catherine (2), and St. Ann (1). Five (5) of […]

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India’s COVID-19 Cases Spiraling

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the public should remain extremely vigilant as the country nears a total of 1,400,000 infections, with almost 50,000 cases reported in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned that the country is in for the long haul as the threat of the coronavirus is far from finished. “The threat of […]

EDUCATION

South Africa Puts School Under Lock Down Following COVID-19 Rise

South Africa has been forced to close its public schools again for a month from Monday following the recent surge of the novel coronavirus in the country, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. The country has witnessed 408,052 people infected by the disease, the fifth highest in the world, and the death of more than 6,000 people. Rising infections have caused concern […]